Nice, i do still have a soft spot for my old one. What does Lushy do to them?
He can go to 300 RWHP if you want a Supercharger or Turbo. His highest NA kit is 260 RWHP. He flows the heads, puts his own make cams and pistons in them, stronger valve springs, new computer, more revs, de restricts the air intakes, removes the secondary butterflies in the inlets, puts in one of his lock up clutches, and undercuts the gears. And fits a 3 into 1 Reband headers and single muffler system. About $9K ride in ride out is not bad for 260 RWHP.
Kurt there is no comparison at all! Twist the throttle at any speed and gear and hold on. They handle better and stop real well. a totally different beast to a Harley
I still have a few Harley's as well mate, couldn't live with just a Rocket in the shed.
I love the cadence and thump of a big twin, but I am astonished at the ability of the Rocket to make 180 RWHP with mild cams, mild pistons, and a de-restrict
189 Ft Lbs of torque at 3,400 RPM is amazing. this thing wheelies in 3rd gear with a twist of the wrist, no dropping the clutch required.
Hi mate, as Pauly said, there is no comparison to the Harleys, and nor should there be. They are totally different beasts. One of the main reasons I kept switching back and forth between Rockets and Harleys was I missed the sheer amount of grunt and power on offer cheaply with the Rocket, and then I would miss the cadence and thump of the big twin.
The Rocket is far superior in the twistier mountain roads, and the brakes are superior as well. But the Harley has it over the Rocket when you are doing the big miles as the motor on the Harley gives you more back in the way of feeling alive with the cadence and thump of the motor. The Rocket is silky smooth and therefore a bit dull when you are knocking over 1,000 km days in the saddle.
This one I believe?
Are you a midget? they aint that tall!