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Nukeranger
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: Lonzo]
      #374883 - 02/21/09 05:03 AM

I am waiting for a Rocket III also (classic though). I already bought the Tribal Orange kit last year. There is no way I will get rid of my 2002 BA. BTW, I have 4 bikes in the stable and I am married. You don't have to be single to own several bikes. You just have to have a wife who likes bikes too.

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erle
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: Lonzo]
      #374886 - 02/21/09 06:11 AM

Bore all you want! You'll NEVER get close to the 140+ HP, T, or MPH of the Rocket. My local stunt dude is sponsored by Triumph this year, has an 4' x 8' poster of him @ 12 o'clock on the Rocket. He, and every artical I recall reading on the Rocket, stated the handleing was "superior", unlike anything conventional thinking would have you beleive.

As far as the economy goes, you couldn't find a better time to negotiate price, as long as your "buyer" status doesn't turn to "seller" status anytime soon.

Now, You'll NEVER match the aesthetic beauty of the America! (fact!)

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Speedmaster05
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: erle]
      #374888 - 02/21/09 06:20 AM

Eh, I rode a Rocket and hated it. Yeah, it's got massive torque, but was no pleasure to ride and butt ugly to boot. To each his own.

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erle
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: Nukeranger]
      #374889 - 02/21/09 06:20 AM

Quote:

I am waiting for a Rocket III also (classic though). I already bought the Tribal Orange kit last year. There is no way I will get rid of my 2002 BA. BTW, I have 4 bikes in the stable and I am married. You don't have to be single to own several bikes. You just have to have a wife who likes bikes too.




Or be the DOMINANT MALE!

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BrianT
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: erle]
      #374896 - 02/21/09 07:48 AM

The trick is, when you're single, all first dates are on a motorcycle.
If she doesn't like bikes, she doesn't get to be a girlfriend, let alone a wife.
To paraphrase St Bernard: "Love Me, Love my Bike."

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Steven
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: erle]
      #374900 - 02/21/09 08:08 AM

Just to offer another opinion here..

Last year about this time, I started to see all of the press on the new Rocket III Touring and decided that it would be my next bike. I went back and forth for a couple of months on whether to get the R3T and also whether to part with my '03 America.

I am very happy to say that I did choose to get the R3T and I also kept the America. 9 months later, I am so happy that I chose to keep the America. For one thing, I had a whole lot more money into the America than I would ever see back by selling it. For another, having the R3T allowed me to turn the America into a different bike...I have been chopping and tweaking the America to be a Solo only 60's remeniscent around town bike. The R3T is the get out of town and really ride bike (or around town if I need the space in the bags).

I ride each of them about equally these days.



Good luck on the decision process....

Steven


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kennymc
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #374915 - 02/21/09 09:51 AM

Quote:

Eh, I rode a Rocket and hated it. Yeah, it's got massive torque, but was no pleasure to ride and butt ugly to boot. To each his own.




+1 on the butt ugly

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blackdog
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: kennymc]
      #374916 - 02/21/09 09:55 AM

Rode one and liked the power and ride but not fond of the cosmetics, especially the huge radiator. But yes, to each his own. Got a bud that loves his and another that plans to buy one soon.

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Frank
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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: blackdog]
      #375034 - 02/22/09 07:01 AM

they grow on you. my father has one and i did not like it at first but it has since grown on me a lot

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Re: Contemplating a Rocket [Re: Frank]
      #375413 - 02/24/09 02:30 PM

Had a Bonnie-loved it-had an America-loved it-got a Rocket 3-you'll NEVER get me off it. Butt ugly-NOT! Unique I say!

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