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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    27 May 2017 04:33 PM
    I keep hearing there is no substitute for cubic inches, so I have gone and bought another Triumph Rocket.

    I initially missed out on the allocation of Rocket Roadster X's that came to Australia, and 2 weeks ago, I heard of a bargain buy in Melbourne that only had 720 Km's on the clock.
    I flew over and waved a wad of cash under his nose, and rode her straight back to Adelaide. I did more Km's in one day than the original owner did in 14 months.
    Anyway, here she is.

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    She is off to Neville Lush Racing on Monday to fit one of his 180 RWHP kits, just because they don't have enough HP stock lol.

  • paulybronco Posts: 12704
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    27 May 2017 04:41 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 27 May 2017 04:33 PM
    I keep hearing there is no substitute for cubic inches, so I have gone and bought another Triumph Rocket.

    I initially missed out on the allocation of Rocket Roadster X's that came to Australia, and 2 weeks ago, I heard of a bargain buy in Melbourne that only had 720 Km's on the clock.
    I flew over and waved a wad of cash under his nose, and rode her straight back to Adelaide. I did more Km's in one day than the original owner did in 14 months.
    Anyway, here she is.

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    She is off to Neville Lush Racing on Monday to fit one of his 180 RWHP kits, just because they don't have enough HP stock lol.

     Nice, i do still have a soft spot for my old one. What does Lushy do to them?

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    27 May 2017 04:53 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 27 May 2017 04:11 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 27 May 2017 04:33 PM
    I keep hearing there is no substitute for cubic inches, so I have gone and bought another Triumph Rocket.

    I initially missed out on the allocation of Rocket Roadster X's that came to Australia, and 2 weeks ago, I heard of a bargain buy in Melbourne that only had 720 Km's on the clock.
    I flew over and waved a wad of cash under his nose, and rode her straight back to Adelaide. I did more Km's in one day than the original owner did in 14 months.
    Anyway, here she is.

    HD Forums Australia - 021_1.JPG
    She is off to Neville Lush Racing on Monday to fit one of his 180 RWHP kits, just because they don't have enough HP stock lol.

     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.

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    27 May 2017 05:00 PM


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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    27 May 2017 05:01 PM
    Nice bit of mumbo

  • paulybronco Posts: 12704
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    27 May 2017 05:24 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 27 May 2017 05:01 PM
    Nice bit of mumbo

     Yum Yum..

  • rodders Posts: 5838
    Victoria
    Forum Legend rodders
    27 May 2017 05:58 PM
    Congrats on the new ride Lofty. Hope you have shares in Dunlop...lol.
  • fatslim Posts: 192
    Stock Poster fatslim
    28 May 2017 01:57 PM
    It's a ripper LoftyBob. 
    Build a ramp and point it toward Tassie, reckon you could make it with that 260 hp and trajectory.
    Old Evel Knieval would've been onto one of these like a rocket eh!
    Oh, yeah, it is a fuckin' Rocket! 
  • KurtFatty Posts: 97
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster KurtFatty
    29 May 2017 08:23 AM
    Hey Lofty that looks badass.  Can you review what these are like to ride?  I contemplated getting one of these a couple years back.  What are the 'major' differences (aside from power etc) in comparison to Big Twin Harleys?  

    Thanks mate.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12704
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    29 May 2017 09:52 AM
    Posted by KurtFatty on 29 May 2017 08:23 AM
    Hey Lofty that looks badass.  Can you review what these are like to ride?  I contemplated getting one of these a couple years back.  What are the 'major' differences (aside from power etc) in comparison to Big Twin Harleys?  

    Thanks mate.

     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

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    29 May 2017 09:21 PM
    Hmmmm, cams, Hmmmm, pistons

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    Hmmm, Dyno time and de-restriction


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    The Rocket Guru, Neville Lush

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    Farrrrrrkkkkkkk, this thing is Fooken mental

  • Scouser Posts: 1900
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    29 May 2017 11:38 PM
    Back to the Triumphs I see, good choice if I say so myself.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    30 May 2017 12:24 PM
    Posted by Scouser on 29 May 2017 11:08 PM
    Back to the Triumphs I see, good choice if I say so myself.

     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.

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    30 May 2017 12:35 PM
    New 1.5" T Bars from Thunderbike New Zealand arrived today as well. Makes holding on a lot easier.

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    A set of CES Headers in black ceramic are on order to unlock another 30 RWHP


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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    30 May 2017 12:43 PM
    Posted by KurtFatty on 29 May 2017 07:53 AM
    Hey Lofty that looks badass.  Can you review what these are like to ride?  I contemplated getting one of these a couple years back.  What are the 'major' differences (aside from power etc) in comparison to Big Twin Harleys?  

    Thanks mate.

     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.

  • Scouser Posts: 1900
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    30 May 2017 05:11 PM
    I remember watching you leave me for dead on your last one with the Darkside tyre ( car tyre) asI was on my Dyna.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3832
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    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    30 May 2017 06:02 PM
    Posted by Scouser on 30 May 2017 04:41 PM
    I remember watching you leave me for dead on your last one with the Darkside tyre ( car tyre) asI was on my Dyna.

     This one I believe?


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  • Scouser Posts: 1900
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    30 May 2017 06:27 PM
    Thats the beast
    If only I was a bit taller and I would trade the Bonnie in on one
  • paulybronco Posts: 12704
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    30 May 2017 06:42 PM
    Posted by Scouser on 30 May 2017 06:27 PM
    Thats the beast
    If only I was a bit taller and I would trade the Bonnie in on one

     Are you a midget? they aint that tall!

  • Scouser Posts: 1900
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    30 May 2017 06:53 PM
    Yes I am.

    3 foot 4 tall
    Bit of a beast for me to push around
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