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Offline pixiecat

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« on: February 23, 2015, 07:17:33 pm »
Greetings all.

Just saying hello.... I have just part exchanged my triumph rocket roadster for the 2014 SE model....I had 2 rockets since 2005...and it was a hard decision to change to a radically different type of bike....221Nm of torque ....there was nothing like it.

But to be honest the acceleration of the SE is very similar and the fact the the SE has brakes that work and the bike can turn without effort is well worth it.

My 2011 rocket (2.3 litres)...gave say 180 miles tank range  (24 litres)...the SE with a 26 litre tank...seems to be 300 miles range! (have done only 500 miles at present).

So it does make me wonder what the extra litre of engine was actually doing in the Rocket??

For what its worth...I have added the crash bars to the bike.
I also had the triumph sat mount put on the bike...supposed to fit a garmin 660 ....But the bracket does fit my garmin zumo 550 sat nav.....but I found that the 550 blocks the top 1.5 inches of the LCD display...preventing me from seeing what gear I am in!

So what I have done now is to put the original 550 ubend sat nav mount onto the right hand handle bar......but after a run i found that sat nav is a bit too close to me...so I will sort out an extender arm  to move it away from me..

I have just taken delivery of grip puppies to make the handlebars fatter...but if these do not work then I will get the Grip Buddies from

http://www.nippynormans.com/products/grip-buddies/item/grip-buddies-vibration-elimination-grip-covers-harley-and-triumph-gpb-ca-ss

(a uk bmw supplier...for 25 uk pounds...and hope they fit).



and finally I am in a IAM group in Woking, UK  http://www.tvam.org     just in case anyone else on this site is as well.


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« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 10:41:47 pm by pixiecat »
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Re: New member : Hampshire : Uk
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 07:28:16 pm »
 :400: to the forum.  You may find that the actual range isn't quite what your trip computer indicates, although it will exceed the 180 miles the rocket could make.  Bear in mind, I've never ridden mine to empty, but the best I've managed is just a touch over 44 mpg - that's US mileage though.
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Re: New member : Hampshire : Uk
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 07:54:30 pm »
Hi Rick

Welcome to the forum.  I'm just down the road in Fareham, used to live in Overton btw.  Guess the extra litre is there to carry the weight of the extra litre  :087:

But seriously, I'm sure you will enjoy the TT as I and many others do, it is without doubt a great bike

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 08:06:56 pm »
Welcome to the gang and enjoy the ride. Yep close to 300 with a light right wrist.  :017:
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 08:32:06 pm »
Hi Rick and welcome to the forum! It's a great place to hang!

Smooth careful riding I can get nearly 350 miles to dry. Even spirited riding 250 is not an issue.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 09:57:34 pm »
Greetings Rick,

I wonder about the extra litre too but wouldn't dream of parting company :001:

So many toys to play with compared to the R3 - have fun :007:
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 10:16:52 pm »
 :400:  Jump in with anything really helpful friendly forum.

Enjoy the TTSE, awesome bike.

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Re: New member : Hampshire : Uk
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 10:32:31 pm »
Welcome to the forum!
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