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Thread: Carbon Fiber for the Rocket III

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    Default Carbon Fiber for the Rocket III

    New Carbon Fiber swingarm from Blackstone Tek



    From Hombre at landracing.com

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    What a beauty!
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    That is a stunning piece of art, but what does it do? Save 20lbs off a 750lb bike?

    I'm kidding. I like the new Rocket Roadster. Triumph is making some great bikes these days.
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    Yup........art. Too pretty to put on a bike.

    Rob, big ol +1 on that Rocket Roadster being cool.
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    And people complain about Beemer goodies...................

    That thing is a beauty.
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    As Randy knows, Hombre is pretty heavily involved in land speed racing (as the website name suggests). He has been doing some serious modifications to his Rocket for several years and runs a website dedicated to highly modified (mainly supercharged or turbo charged) Rockets. The guys on that site are constantly working on developing parts to cope with the 250+ horsepower they are getting out of the big triple. There's one dyno sheet posted there showing 293 HP.

    Walt (Hombre) has spent an incredible amount of time and money trying to make these fat bottomed girls do things that I'm sure their designers never envisioned.
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    Walt (Hombre) has spent an incredible amount of time and money trying to make these fat bottomed girls do things that I'm sure their designers never envisioned.
    And that's what it's all about...
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    "fat bottomed Girls,they make the rockin world go round"
    "when those Guys on their Triumphs, flat-head 45's or whatever,
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    Sorry for the mistake, but when Walt posted the Rocket III swingarm info, he posted the accompanying picture. Unfortunately that pic is not for the Triumph. Here is his response to my question:

    "That single-sided swingarm & hugger fits a certain model Ducati, not a Rocket3. Gary @ BST will produce a CF swingarm for the Rocket3, but I have to guarantee 20 buyers to start the engineering & production. So far we only have 10 "takers", and it could be a very long time in this economy before we get 20.

    You will see the swingarm above in 2010 on high dollar racing Ducs."

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    "high dollar" being the key-word.
    "when those Guys on their Triumphs, flat-head 45's or whatever,
    saw Me coming up from behind,
    on that big Hog, well, they got out of My way...." Birney Jarvis

    Juggling Cats and Small Hondas since 1973.

    "the best part about Possum innards, they're just as good the next day" Jed Clampett

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