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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Any experience with this bike?

Triumph rocket 3? Reliable?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 04:19 PM
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My friend has one the name Rocket fits the bike perfect very very fast as far as reliable can't answer that question he has not had the bike that long
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 10:02 PM
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I've ridden a friend's Rocket III a few times, and it IS a beast. Handles well in the corners, but reliability? Not sure...he doesn't ride his enough to know if they are.
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Just depends on what year Rocket you are considering. I think the newer ones from like year 2012 are more reliable than the early models. I had a 2006 Rocket SE that I bought new and put about 40,000 miles on it before I traded it in. I did have a problem with the TPS and the ignition switch had to be replaced. The earlier models 2004-2010 had a problem with the trans jumping out of second gear under heavy acceleration but I didn't on my 2006. It was a beast though and loved the bike.
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Back when I was healthier I came real close to purchasing a cream and black..what dealer called a rocket 3 tourer...but lucky for me they sold while I was back stroking... ....back in the day had a 1969 Bonneville...rode the chit out of it...oil,gas and tires was all it ever needed.....good luck


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The new oned sre 2500cc, snd are beasts, only bike I've seen that make the X look little.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 04:51 PM
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I have ridden some. I cam so close to buying one more than once but the dollars just wasn't available to make it financially comfortable.

For a big motorcycle I was very impressed with the slow speed parking lot exercises. On the road it is like my old Lincoln Town Car: smooth, powerful, and comfortable. Reliability I do not know first hand but go to the Rocket Three forum.
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