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Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By inroads
Man I hope the Japanese wake up to Market...

Man I hope the Japanese wake up to Market reality.What happened to Suzuki ?
DOA ever since their heyday at the start of the millennium.
Hayabusa,SV 650,DRZ 400...those were the days.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Everyone is entitled to one bitch session,the...

Everyone is entitled to one bitch session,the problem arises in you repeating that session a month later after you are now out as a potential buyer and have happily ? found another bike.Hope that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
You don't get it.Your bitterness blinds you.Move...

You don't get it.Your bitterness blinds you.Move on.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Hey Thillskier,you're stuck in 1st gear.Same old...

Hey Thillskier,you're stuck in 1st gear.Same old whiny rant you posted a month ago.Get over it and move on...ok? Spare us other happy owners of you bitter discord.You found a bike so go ride it and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Buying a Commie bike

I've been getting some grief from the snob side of biking about having bought Chinese.
To them I say I would love to have spent my money (or a little more) here or in some Allies country but this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By inroads
I would contact Clarke in Oregon and have them...

I would contact Clarke in Oregon and have them expedite you a new tank ASAP.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12,154
Views: 1,960,794
Posted By inroads
I thought you could twist the Knob choke base and...

I thought you could twist the Knob choke base and adjust the tension.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 27,334
Views: 5,070,713
Posted By inroads
Eek :huh Huh...running the stock exhaust on a...

:huh

Huh...running the stock exhaust on a big bore kit would not cause detonation.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,841
Views: 502,794
Posted By inroads
Care to explain how a USB connector draws power...

Care to explain how a USB connector draws power with nothing plugged into it ?
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Try replacing the fuel filter.

Try replacing the fuel filter.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Idle adjustment

Anyone having success adjusting the idle ? I am finding it be a bear !
Frustrating for something that should be so simple.
I can access it but have been unable to find out what slots into it to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Hard starting

i would go get another spark plug and make sure the gap is .024-.028
The plug number is U22ESR-N ,I believe that is a ND P/N.
I would not vary from the heat range(the 22 designates that and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Speaking of plugs,I've had a good amount of small...

Speaking of plugs,I've had a good amount of small displacement bikes and none have ever been below a NGK 8 equivalent and some have recommended a 9 equivalent for high speed riding on a small...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Been breaking mine in and I have 50 miles on it...

Been breaking mine in and I have 50 miles on it so far.Been taking quick bursts to 8 grand and quickly going thru the gears to drop the revs.It has a good snap more than my XT 225.
Anyone notice the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
I believe I saw a torque table on the service...

I believe I saw a torque table on the service manual DVD.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
I will say it again and maybe you will get it...

I will say it again and maybe you will get it this time.
If the front wheel is on the ground (by weight or whatever) then the
Back wheel will be in the air.
And yes whatever spacer I put under...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Excellent. So the rear wheel will elevate off the...

Excellent. So the rear wheel will elevate off the ground when the front wheel is on the ground.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Almost all unladen bikes with centerstands allow...

Almost all unladen bikes with centerstands allow chain driven wheel off the ground because that is where you are oiling chains and doing chain tension,
It could be that because of the panniers and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
2 cool features I noticed on the service manual...

2 cool features I noticed on the service manual was a 520 chain and a cush drive.:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Pop the centerstand up on 3/4" plyboard and that...

Pop the centerstand up on 3/4" plyboard and that is probably enough to clear the tire.
Then weld 3/4" squares on the feet.If the centerstand was designed and placed correctly then it works and if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
I wonder if its because they went from a 15"...

I wonder if its because they went from a 15" wheel to a 17".
I guess ill figure the distance needed to get the tire in the air and then
Weld plates of that thickness on the centerstand feet.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
centerstand

Looks like the centerstand will need some spacers in order to get the rear tire off the ground.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
+ 1

+ 1
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Question for Gatling.....Is there a hard copy of...

Question for Gatling.....Is there a hard copy of the service manual available ?
Also what about an owners manual ?
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
My first mod will be to pull out the heat gun and...

My first mod will be to pull out the heat gun and remove those tank stickers.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Great RR.2 up on a 250 and low power ? Outa be...

Great RR.2 up on a 250 and low power ?
Outa be a law against that 😄
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Back to the Cyclone, how bout a Ride Report from...

Back to the Cyclone, how bout a Ride Report from a bunch of new owner/riders out there since many have been delivered.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-30-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 549,824
Posted By inroads
And more weight.

And more weight.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Will a magnetic tankbag work?

Will a magnetic tankbag work?
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
4-valve head ?

I like the fact that valve adjustment is by rocker arm and not shim ,is it a 4-valve head ? Must be with 11.5 to 1 compression ratio.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Wheels

so the 19" wheel is complete minus the disc?
Can one exchange the 18 for the 19 and save a little or are we stuck with the 18" and tire?
Is the stock 17 and 18" wheels aluminum? Thanks...can't wait🏃
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,203
Posted By inroads
Low seat height will keep her out of trouble.XT...

Low seat height will keep her out of trouble.XT 225/250 is the way to go.
Consider also the new Fuel Injected mini Adventure bike,CSC/Zongshin RX3 Cyclone 250 available next month.Less is truly more.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
The oil filter appears to be quite large so I'm...

The oil filter appears to be quite large so I'm ok with a $12 oil filter...seems about right along with the $129 centerstand.
Warranty work will have to be handled through their Southern California...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
200.Hurry!

200.Hurry!
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Why does a bear poop in the woods? Because metal...

Why does a bear poop in the woods? Because metal boxes are more durable
And bigger boxes hold more,and yes there is a price to pay for that.
375 lbs.is not heavy for everything that is on that bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
If you value front and rear crash bars,side boxes...

If you value front and rear crash bars,side boxes and a top case ,Faring and windscreen then you're
Gonna be sitting at 375 lbs.You can't add those and get under 350. Decide what fits your mission.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
Got a feeling(if it proves reliable)that this...

Got a feeling(if it proves reliable)that this bike will be a cult bike like the KLR.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
I was told it has a 17" rear and a 18" front,man...

I was told it has a 17" rear and a 18" front,man that's weird!
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12,154
Views: 1,960,794
Posted By inroads
Coil lead cut short

I knew better but snipped off about 1/4" off the spark plug cap lead wire and sure enough You're screwed then.Instead of buying the whole coil wire Assy.I grafted on an xtra piece of coil wire.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,721
Posted By inroads
End of month on 1st shipment(waiting in port)...

End of month on 1st shipment(waiting in port) Next shipment May or June with a price increase to $3895.00.
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