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Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
Posted By Spud Rider
The SSR XF250 is a newer version of the...

The SSR XF250 is a newer version of the Qingqi/QLink XF200 motorcycle, with a larger engine. The earlier bikes employed a modified copy of a Suzuki engine, and got very very good reviews. You can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
Posted By Spud Rider
I agree completely. Steve, Joe, and everyone at...

I agree completely. Steve, Joe, and everyone at CSC have been completely honest, forthright, and transparent regarding every aspect of the RX3 motorcycle, including the warranty coverage. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
Posted By Spud Rider
The CSC Blog says the 19-inch wheel has a steel...

The CSC Blog says the 19-inch wheel has a steel rim.

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/?p=15823

"Were now taking orders on the 19-inch front wheel. Its a bolt-in replacement steel-rimmed,...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 105,694
Posted By Spud Rider
I would be happy to help, Mike, but I own a Honda...

I would be happy to help, Mike, but I own a Honda CRF250X instead of a Yamaha WR250R.

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 47,862
Posted By Spud Rider
Hello, Leroy. :D Spud :beer

Hello, Leroy. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 47,862
Posted By Spud Rider
I recommend the narrower, Shorai battery. While...

I recommend the narrower, Shorai battery. While you are mounted your weight will cause the saddle to lightly contact the width of the Shorai battery. If you install another battery with an additional...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for posting the photos and your review of...

Thanks for posting the photos and your review of the bike. :nod

I think the right side pannier will make an excellent, large tool box. It can hold a spare inner tube and a nice, large tool kit. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
Posted By Spud Rider
CSC Motorcycles is selling the Zongshen RX3...

CSC Motorcycles is selling the Zongshen RX3 directly from its headquarters in Azusa, California. At this time they don't have any plans to establish a dealer network. You can find the contact...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen RX3 motorcycles are on the water,...

The Zongshen RX3 motorcycles are on the water, heading for California. The bikes are loaded on the Hanjin container vessel Germany, which is currently taking on more cargo in Pusan, South Korea.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,713
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for posting the good report on the ZS177MM...

Thanks for posting the good report on the ZS177MM engine. :thumb Is the counter shaft (C/S) sprocket unique to this bike, or have you found an equivalent sprocket from another manufacturer? What is...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,333
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm very pleased with my Pittsburgh Folding...

I'm very pleased with my Pittsburgh Folding Lock-Back Utility Knife. :thumb

http://www.harborfreight.com/folding-locking-back-utility-knife-90802.html

Harbor Freight sells 3 versions of this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
Posted By Spud Rider
I couldn't agree more. :nod I don't like riding...

I couldn't agree more. :nod I don't like riding long and fast on pavement. I enjoy riding the secondary and tertiary paved roads, and I enjoy riding off road even more. Small displacement...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm sorry I couldn't precisely answer your...

I'm sorry I couldn't precisely answer your questions. :wink: I have done all of the above rides.



If you search the web you will easily find the specifics for the Belarusian and Chinese...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
Posted By Spud Rider
I have ridden my Zongshen ZS200GY-2 for many,...

I have ridden my Zongshen ZS200GY-2 for many, multi-day adventures covering more than 1,000 miles. I now have recorded over 67,000 miles on the odometer of that motorcycle. Zongshen manufactures...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,491
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, 12:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,491
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,491
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,491
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 1,265,787
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, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 1,265,787
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 1,265,787
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 05:21 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
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, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
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, 06:10 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,331
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, 03:30 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,333
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, 05:08 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 106,698
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 04:04 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8,556
Views: 2,412,542
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, 09:47 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,393
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.
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