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post #11 of 112 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 05:32 AM
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The main problems with the 05-08 are the dentent during breaking ignition switch wire breaking from the headlight which can be bypass by a Eastern beaver relay kit and some of the earlier models had transmission problems
You can go to the r3owner.net and find all kind of good info
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funny that you posted this because this weekend i am taking the XR to a dealer down in NYC with a Rocket 3 Touring....
tired of getting the BS run around with searching for parts for the XR..

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@vindex1963 Congrats on adding the new bike but you neglected the most important thing....To tell us how riding that torque monster feels..

Does it have tons or are you planning some?
What little I rode last night the bike lives up to it's name.

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The main problems with the 05-08 are the dentent during breaking ignition switch wire breaking from the headlight which can be bypass by a Eastern beaver relay kit and some of the earlier models had transmission problems
You can go to the r3owner.net and find all kind of good info
Hope this help vindex1963
I've been over there quite a bit. Link to the relay kit?

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funny that you posted this because this weekend i am taking the XR to a dealer down in NYC with a Rocket 3 Touring....
tired of getting the BS run around with searching for parts for the XR..
The touring is de-tuned but that can easily be fixed.

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I've been over there quite a bit. Link to the relay kit?

easternbeaver.com. They make electrical kits for bikes
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They are really special, had a 2008 until recently. Here´s some pictures https://imgur.com/a/yvrfMPh

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Got in some ride time last night, this thing pulls hard everywhere. F'ing hard, like hang an hard.
I'm 6'3" and I'm comfortable on it, the Cross Country does have more room for the legs but the R3 is very comfortable.
The inline 3 sounds weird to me, I know that may sound petty and no doubt in time I'll get used to it. I've only owned
V-twins, even the V-Strom is a L-Twin.
Saturday I'm taking it out on an all day ride, pretty excited for that.
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Anyone that had a Rocket 3 Classic have a set of slash cut exhaust tips they want to sell? OEM mufflers.

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Anyone that had a Rocket 3 Classic have a set of slash cut exhaust tips they want to sell? OEM mufflers.
And so it begins............bye-bye $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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And so it begins............bye-bye $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Oh I know......haha. I've also ordered a ram air intake!! Fortunately the original owner already did the cat bypass $$$.

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We rode 307 miles from stop and go city to mountain grades, 75-80 mph to 20 mph curved roads. VERY comfortable!!! Bike handled amazing in the sharp curves. Mileage average for the day was 39 mpg, I didn't expect it to be that good. No regrets buying this motorcycle. The power of this bike, it's a 5-speed and passing in 5th is a blip of the throttle. 80mph in 5th is 3000 rpm.

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