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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, the AJP PR5 250, and the Gas Gas EC Cami...

Yes, the AJP PR5 250, and the Gas Gas EC Cami 250, both employ the Zongshen ZS177MM (NC250) engine. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-30-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By Spud Rider
Yoda is benign, but don't mess with Darth Vader. ...

Yoda is benign, but don't mess with Darth Vader. :deal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ljFfL-mL70
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-30-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By Spud Rider
I would like to have Yoda give my directions on...

I would like to have Yoda give my directions on the TomTom Rider. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdcJVuylmsM
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-29-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you. :D I found that information on...

Thank you. :D I found that information on another website, and just finished editing my previous post.

Spud :beer
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-29-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,105
Posted By Spud Rider
I can't find the 2015, TomTom Rider for sale. ...

I can't find the 2015, TomTom Rider for sale. According to the following link, the new, Rider GPS receiver will be available for sale in April.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,215,615
Posted By Spud Rider
You're welcome. :nod Don't feel bad; I have had...

You're welcome. :nod Don't feel bad; I have had the shaft come off with the collar as well. :wink: The collar is Yamaha part #90387-125Y0-00, and is labeled part #2 in the following diagram.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,215,615
Posted By Spud Rider
Hello, KB. :wave The shaft holds a 41T idler...

Hello, KB. :wave

The shaft holds a 41T idler gear which engages the starter motor on the left, and a 56T idler gear attached to the starter clutch located on the back of the flywheel.

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,215,615
Posted By Spud Rider
Dieselandmud is correct. :nod The collar goes...

Dieselandmud is correct. :nod The collar goes over the steel pin which holds the gear engaging the starter motor.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
In case anyone isn't aware, last year CSC...

In case anyone isn't aware, last year CSC submitted the Zongshen RX3 for Canadian testing and approval. I'm sure Gatling will report testing results, and the Canadian vendors.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Indeed, thanks for posting the good link. :thumb ...

Indeed, thanks for posting the good link. :thumb

Also, congratulations on your participation in completing the newest Backcountry Discovery Route, the Idaho BDR (IDBDR). :D When will the IDBDR...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
Ordering the bike was very easy; I merely called...

Ordering the bike was very easy; I merely called CSC motorcycles in Azusa, California. I paid a $500 deposit for the bike, and I will pay the balance, including shipping costs, when I am ready to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
In Belarus they rebadged the Zongshen RX3 as the...

In Belarus they rebadged the Zongshen RX3 as the Minsk TRX 300i. I posted a photograph of the Minsk bike in the previous post. I believe they mounted Mitas tires on both wheels for the Minsk...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 35,087
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen RX3 employs the standard, U.S....

The Zongshen RX3 employs the standard, U.S. Delphi, fuel injection system for single cylinder, gasoline engines. These parts are readily available, for very reasonable prices, from a variety of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm glad you got everything corrected regarding...

I'm glad you got everything corrected regarding your status as a first-group purchaser. :thumb For those who are interested, here is a link to Thillskiers's ride proposal thread at ChinaRiders.com. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen RX3 has officially received EPA...

The Zongshen RX3 has officially received EPA approval.

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/epa-approves-cscs-3-000-160150190.html

CARB approval for the RX3 should follow soon in California. CSC...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 213,713
Posted By Spud Rider
+2. :thumb I recently bought two of these...

+2. :thumb

I recently bought two of these flashlights from eBay, and they are excellent. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Zongshen claims a fuel mileage of 70 mpg if the...

Zongshen claims a fuel mileage of 70 mpg if the bike is ridden conservatively. With a 4.2-gallon gas tank, this fuel mileage gives the RX3 a range of 300 miles. If ridden hard, the bike probably...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 95,829
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for posting the nice newspaper story. ...

Thanks for posting the nice newspaper story. It's good to see an honest craftsman being recognized for his exemplary service. :thumb

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for posting the link to the great website,...

Thanks for posting the link to the great website, Mark. :thumb

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm sure you can transfer your Givi mount to the...

I'm sure you can transfer your Givi mount to the luggage rack on the RX3. :nod If you choose, you can also mount one of the Garage Pro Travel Trunks sold by J.C. Whitney. If you wish to learn...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Don't worry; we will be getting the motorcycles...

Don't worry; we will be getting the motorcycles with spoked wheels. :D The CSC Blog inadvertently posted a photograph of the white bike with the optional cast wheels. :deal

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Congratulations. :thumb I invite you to join us...

Congratulations. :thumb I invite you to join us on the Zongshen RX3 thread at ChinaRiders.net. :nod

http://www.chinariders.net/showthread.php?t=13440

The RX3 will be my second Zongshen...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you, I will. :D Why would anyone want...

Thank you, I will. :D

Why would anyone want to rush through an adventure, especially someone who enjoys minimalist touring? :confused

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Good for you. :thumb If you haven't already done...

Good for you. :thumb If you haven't already done so, please do join us at ChinaRiders.net. :D

http://www.chinariders.net/showthread.php?t=13440
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, the curb weight of 386 pounds includes the...

Yes, the curb weight of 386 pounds includes the luggage, crash bars, all the other equipment, and includes a full tank of fuel, and all other fluids. The RX3 is being imported with a 17-inch rear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Raising the front fender should not be a problem....

Raising the front fender should not be a problem. It appears all you need to do is add four short pieces of 1/8" X 3/4" aluminum bar to the four supports at the bottom of the fender.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
That is excellent news, indeed. :nod Joe is...

That is excellent news, indeed. :nod Joe is doing a superb job. :thumb

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
For example, check out the Lockhart Basin footage...

For example, check out the Lockhart Basin footage at the 6:55 mark in the following video. If an RX3 owner decides to ride the Utah BDR, he might want to install an even larger, rear sprocket to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
A larger rear wheel will also require a larger...

A larger rear wheel will also require a larger rear sprocket to maintain the original gear ratio. :deal In addition, Motorcycle.com and other reviewers have noted the NC250 engine of the RX3 lacks...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 35,087
Posted By Spud Rider
You have good taste. That orange bike looks very...

You have good taste. That orange bike looks very good, even on the assembly line. :nod

P.S. I also ordered an orange RX3. :deal

Spud :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for checking in, Joe. :D Yes, I would...

Thanks for checking in, Joe. :D Yes, I would most definitely prefer the 17-inch rear wheel as standard equipment. Also, please keep the cush drive on the 17-inch rear wheel. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
You're welcome. Based upon my experience with my...

You're welcome. Based upon my experience with my Zongshen ZS200GY-2, I am confident the Zongshen RX3 will be a reliable motorcycle. I was primarily interested in how the Motorcycle.com reviewer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
All Chinese motorcycles are not created equal. ...

All Chinese motorcycles are not created equal. Occasionally, people still question the quality of my Zongshen ZS200GY-2. However, after riding it hard for over 67,000 miles, it has never run better....
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
I will certainly replace the front brake pads and...

I will certainly replace the front brake pads and report on the front brake after I receive the motorcycle. :nod After I wear out the stock rear tire, I am definitely switching to a 17-inch rear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
No, I'm not kidding. Are you?

No, I'm not kidding. Are you?
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
I own dual sport motorcycles, and two dirt bikes...

I own dual sport motorcycles, and two dirt bikes which I have plated for street riding. Personally, I don't ride any of my motorcycles, even my Honda XR650L, for long distances on limited access...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
Motorcycle.com posted a nice, honest scorecard...

Motorcycle.com posted a nice, honest scorecard for the 2015 Zongshen RX3. :nod

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq146/spudrider/Zongshen%20RX3/MotorcycledotcomRX3reviewscorecard_zps3bccff8c.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,553
Posted By Spud Rider
That's a nice, honest review. The gentlemen at...

That's a nice, honest review. The gentlemen at Motorcycle.com always do an excellent job. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 2,333,622
Posted By Spud Rider
Motorcycle.com always makes fair, honest reviews....

Motorcycle.com always makes fair, honest reviews. I'm glad I paid my deposit on a 2015 Zongshen RX3.

Spud :beer
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 35,087
Posted By Spud Rider
Indeed, the Zongshen RX3 is not a street...

Indeed, the Zongshen RX3 is not a street motorcycle. After you drop an adventure bike in the rocks a few times, the Zong won't look any more 'frugal' than a BMW. :wink: When it comes to adventure...
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