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Old 06-04-2005, 07:39 AM   #1
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Oh boy another way to blow your rocket.



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Old 06-04-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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'bout time someone came up with an idea how to get some decent perormance out of that slug. I'd be embarrassed to ride a bike with only 119 rear wheel ponies...



they don't show much detail on the left hand side where the intake is, I'm curious how they get from under the bike to the air cleaner.
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:45 AM   #3
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Sarnali,



You ride a Rocket yet?



The dealer in Norfolk "forced" me to, then gave me a t-shirt!



He was telling me some guy in the area has turned one into a tourer, with full windshield and bags and all.



Something else: The same dealership is building Bonneville America's with girder forks and bobbed fenders. Not my thing, but they look kinda cool.
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Old 06-04-2005, 09:04 AM   #4
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Just remember to notify your insurance agent. Most turbo kits only add 25% to your insurance premiums.
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Old 06-04-2005, 09:45 AM   #5
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I rode one a couple of months ago up and down the street. Not really long enough to get a good feel for it but I was pretty impressed by the balance and power. Once you get rolling it feels like it loses 100 lbs. I thought it was a pretty nice bike.



I've got my heart set on a T100, but the 1200r Roadster is starting to look like a real fun bike as well. When I'm in a position to buy I'd like to ride the Sporty, XB12r, Thruxton and T100 and basicaly toss a coin I guess.
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Old 06-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #6
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Don't leave out the SV650!
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Old 06-04-2005, 11:24 AM   #7
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I guess there's a reason for this (HumVees too, I'd imagine) but it's got me swingin, whatever it is.
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Old 06-04-2005, 12:42 PM   #8
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Cool link pushrod. Did you look at the V-Rod page? Pretty impressive numbers...
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Old 06-04-2005, 12:43 PM   #9
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I think you need that new red Daytona I sat on on Friday in Issaquah. The only Speed Triple they had was sold already. Cool bike. Can't wait till MO tests it.
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Old 06-04-2005, 01:10 PM   #10
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Kind of like Frankenstein on steroids; he's stronger, but still damn big and ugly.

However, that is only my humble opinion. For those of you that find the Rocket attractive, buy it so Triumph can use the funds to make more S3s and Daytonas.
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