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Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5,515
Views: 1,016,699
Posted By Spud Rider
:lol3 Spud :thumb

:lol3

Spud :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
It appears he has a Ricochet skid plate, the same...

It appears he has a Ricochet skid plate, the same skid plate I installed on my Zongshen 200GY-2. :D

http://www.ricochetoffroad.com/store/page276.html
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,520
Posted By Spud Rider
I suspect your flasher relay has failed. If your...

I suspect your flasher relay has failed. If your bike is under warranty, the dealer can easily replace the relay. If not, you should be able to find a suitable replacement at most auto parts stores.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
You're welcome. :D It's beautiful in...

You're welcome. :D

It's beautiful in Wellsboro. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
I was born in DuBois; where are you located in...

I was born in DuBois; where are you located in North Central Pennsylvania?

My Zong came equipped with a size 132, Teikei, main jet, which is roughly equivalent to a size 130, Mikuni, main jet. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 662,625
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for posting the link to the nice ride...

Thanks for posting the link to the nice ride report; the photographs were great. :thumb I love the American Midwest in summer. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 234,485
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, I understand your point. I've read the...

Yes, I understand your point. I've read the entire thread, and I know you like flooded lead/acid batteries. I installed a Shorai LiFePO4 in my Honda XR650L to allow me to remove the bike's battery...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 234,485
Posted By Spud Rider
I understand what you are saying. I'm not...

I understand what you are saying. I'm not talking about magazine reviews.

I have read reports from many people who own the Turnigy charger, and have used it for quite a while. They like the...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 234,485
Posted By Spud Rider
I actually purchased a Thunder AC680 charger,...

I actually purchased a Thunder AC680 charger, which costs about $55. I purchased the Thunder charger because it got good reviews. The Thunder charger also included a serial port, USB cable, and...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 234,485
Posted By Spud Rider
For complete details concerning how to use the...

For complete details concerning how to use the Turnigy charger to charge your Shorai battery, I encourage you to read the following thread. :deal
...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 234,485
Posted By Spud Rider
I installed a Shorai LFX9A2-BS12 battery on top...

I installed a Shorai LFX9A2-BS12 battery on top of the air box of my Honda XR650L.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you, Rey. :D The Blackfoot Reservoir...

Thank you, Rey. :D

The Blackfoot Reservoir is in East Idaho.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you, Klay. :nod My Zong is a great...

Thank you, Klay. :nod My Zong is a great minimalist touring bike. I have frequently ridden my Zong on multiday excursions to Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, as well as in my home state of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,796
Posted By Spud Rider
All the naysayers are absolutely correct....

All the naysayers are absolutely correct. :rolleyes

The high temperature on May 1 exceeded 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so I decided to take a 140-mile ride on my Zongshen 200GY-2 to the Blackfoot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
Zongshen manufactures good motorcycles. :nod ...

Zongshen manufactures good motorcycles. :nod

The high temperature on May 1 exceeded 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so I decided to take a 140-mile ride on my Zongshen 200GY-2 to the Blackfoot Reservoir,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,796
Posted By Spud Rider
We eagerly await your photos. :nod Spud...

We eagerly await your photos. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
I removed the front fender on my XR650L to test...

I removed the front fender on my XR650L to test the effects of better air flow over my oil cooler. I liked the look.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 37,549
Posted By Spud Rider
I never ride a motorcycle when it is below...

I never ride a motorcycle when it is below freezing. However, my Shorai LFX09A2-BS12 battery will easily start my XR650L with temperatures in the low 30s. I never need to run the headlight to warm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
I couldn't agree more with both of you gentlemen....

I couldn't agree more with both of you gentlemen. :nod Last November I bought a Fly Trekker, dual sport helmet for $99, delivered. I have been wearing it this spring, and I like it very much. :D ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
Your TDub is looking great, Medic. :thumb I...

Your TDub is looking great, Medic. :thumb I believe I recognize Palouse Falls and the Palouse Hills near Pullman. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 37,549
Posted By Spud Rider
Good for you. :thumb Spud :beer

Good for you. :thumb

Spud :beer
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 228,520
Posted By Spud Rider
These MotoCentric Touring bags are on sale, today...

These MotoCentric Touring bags are on sale, today only, at half price for $89.99. :deal

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/OG/2012-motocentric-touring-saddlebags-black.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 662,625
Posted By Spud Rider
These MotoCentric Touring bags are on sale, today...

These MotoCentric Touring bags are on sale, today only, at half price for $89.99. :deal

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/OG/2012-motocentric-touring-saddlebags-black.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
You are exactly correct. Among other...

You are exactly correct. Among other motorcycles, I own a 2005 Honda XR650L. I bought my used XR650L with 7,800 miles on the odometer for $2,000. In stock form, my Honda XR650L has a curb weight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, the Minsk TRX300i is a rebadged, Zongshen...

Yes, the Minsk TRX300i is a rebadged, Zongshen RX3.

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
If you don't mind reading 'Chinglish,' here's a...

If you don't mind reading 'Chinglish,' here's a link to an interesting review of the Zongshen ZS250GY-3 (RX3) published at Chinamotoworld.com. :wink:
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
I could be wrong, but I think the Zongshen RX3...

I could be wrong, but I think the Zongshen RX3 might be the bike to prove this point. Zongshen builds good engines and good motorcycles. I have ridden almost 61,000 miles on my Zongshen 200GY-2,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
I agree. The Chinese recognize they cannot...

I agree. The Chinese recognize they cannot compete with the Japanese in the U.S. marketplace. Indeed, the Chinese can make much more money selling to their huge domestic market, as well as other...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
If I were adventure riding in China, I would...

If I were adventure riding in China, I would definitely choose the new, Zongshen RX3 as my vehicle. In the following ride report, the authors chose the older, Zongshen 200GY-2 because of its...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
Zongshen makes good engines. I have ridden my...

Zongshen makes good engines. I have ridden my ZS200GY-2 for 62,000 miles, and it still runs superbly. :thumb
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
I hope this bike proves to be reliable, and sells...

I hope this bike proves to be reliable, and sells well for Zongshen. For an MSRP of $3,267.44 USD, the bike has a lot of standard features.

Fuel Injected Engine
Water Cooled Engine
6-Speed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
The Standard Edition of the Zongshen RX3 does not...

The Standard Edition of the Zongshen RX3 does not include the luggage, and has an MSRP of 19,800 Chinese Yuan, which at current exchange rates is $3,267.44.

The Deluxe Editon of the Zongshen RX3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm sorry to say, I think the chances are slim to...

I'm sorry to say, I think the chances are slim to none the Zongshen RX3 will be exported to the United States. The Zongshen America website has disappeared, and it seems Zongshen is closing down...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
Here's the embedded video for the Minsk, which is...

Here's the embedded video for the Minsk, which is merely a rebadged Zongshen RX3 (ZS250GY-3). :deal

<iframe width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 2,072,734
Posted By Spud Rider
That's the new Zongshen ZS250GY-3 (RX3), the...

That's the new Zongshen ZS250GY-3 (RX3), the successor to my Zongshen ZS200GY-2. :deal

http://www.chinamotorworld.com/files.upload/zongsheng/1.jpg

Don't laugh at the video linked below! :wink:...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,571
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, I made a typographical error. Post #78...

Yes, I made a typographical error. Post #78 explains why I am no longer using rollers in my chain guide. I have corrected my previous post. :deal

I do encourage you to substitute a chain roller...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,571
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm not sure I understand your question. ...

I'm not sure I understand your question. However, as I stated in post #78 of this thread, I am no longer using any rollers in the chain guide. In fact, I have left the bottom of the chain guide...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for taking the time to post the nice...

Thanks for taking the time to post the nice photos. :thumb The following thread describes how to post photographs on these forums.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943502

Spud...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, my Zongshen engine is virtually identical to...

Yes, my Zongshen engine is virtually identical to the TW200 engine. However, my Zong has a shorter countershaft. Therefore, I converted to the XT225 swingarm so the sprockets would align.

If you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,964
Posted By Spud Rider
When the 15-inch, knobby rear tires disappeared...

When the 15-inch, knobby rear tires disappeared from North America, other Zong owners wanted to get 18-inch rear wheels. However, they didn't want to convert to the XT225 swingarm. Therefore, I...
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