Vintage Triumph Hot Rod Motorcycle! On Two Wheels Ep. 42
On this episode of On Two Wheels, we get a behind the scenes look at
Champions Moto, a custom motorcycle, parts, and apparel company started by
Richard Varner in partnership with Terry Karges. Champions Moto teams up
with the legendary So-Cal Speed Shop to create a Hot Rod interpretation of
a street-able flat track race bike.
We take a look at the build process from design to fabrication to
completion and get to see first hand, one of the most beautiful
hand-crafted bikes we have ever come across.
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TRIUMPH ROCKET 3 WITH FMIC AND SUPERCHARGER
This is the latest version of the TTS Rotrex supercharged Rocket 3. This
bike is fitted with JE forged pistons at 10:1 compression. TTS FI cams and
the Rotrex C30-94 Supercharger is being
spun to its maximum of 100,000 rpm and should give approx 16lb of Boost. The increase in compression and
increase in Boost should increase
bhp conciderably. Watch this space.
Triumph Castrol Rocket Unleashed: 233mph Ride-Along
Take a seat in the cockpit of the Triumph Castrol Rocket as it completes
test runs up to 233 MPH at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, U.S.A., in
July. Piloted by Jason DiSalvo, this Triumph motorcycle is gearing up to
break world land speed records at one of the most coveted proving grounds
in the world. Nine GoPro cameras inject the adrenaline directly into your
Rocket 3 TTS Rotrex Supercharger
The 1st start up after fitting the TTS Supercharger kit with C30 Rotrex unit to a 2005
I replaced the auto belt tensioner for the manual tensioner and a stud
fitted to the drive pinion rather than the bolt which was prone to
breakage. You will note that the drive pulley nut appears to run out of
true, illusion only created by the washer and the plastic within the nut.
The pinion shaft and belt drive pulley have been dialled for accuracy
Producing 276 hp with TuneBoy mapping by Wayne.
Some further adjustments have been made for this particular bike.
Total fitting time for a Rocket with all standard trims refitted and the
installation of braiding for the oil lines to and from the charger unit, 27
Power delivery is exceptionally smooth and instantaneous. Although the idle
control unit has been removed, with careful manual adjustment, cold
starting is effortless with no throttle, straight off the button and steady
at 800rpm cold, 900 rpm hot.
Using the TuneEdit programme I recommend restricting the rev limiter to
3500rpm for the first 500km to allow correct run in of the Rotrex unit, and
limiting the secondary butterflies to 70% opening.
After run in.....FULL POWER!!!
This is the first Rocket to be fitted with a TTS kit here in New Zealand.
Special thanks to Richard Bainbridge of TTS UK Ltd & Wayne MacDonald of
Tuneboy Aust PTY LTD.
Triumph Rocket III Roadster lunacy
Bike magazine let stunt rider Kevin Carmichael loose on their 2010 Triumph
III Roadster. See more in the February 2010 issue of Bike, on sale December
2010 Star VMAX vs Triumph Rocket III Roadster - MotoUSA
We pit the 2010 Star VMAX against a competitor the Triumph Rocket III
Roadster to find out which power cruiser reins supreme on the street. Read
the full report:
Triumph Rocket III playtime SUPERCHARGED Original Cut
Curious how a supercharged Triumph Rocket III with a super wide,
performance car tire handles? Looksee how my MissTress spends her play
Supercharger by TTS Performance (UK)
Tire - Yokohama AVS ES100 245/50ZR16
Original "Rocket Science" Cut - see Raw Version for no music