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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Took the RX3 out for a short ride today. This...

Took the RX3 out for a short ride today. This time it fired up pressing the button once but it took a good 8 or 9 seconds to fire when cold. Again after leaving my destination a short while later it...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 299,170
Posted By longhaul747
I am pretty sure the PCX comes with a factory...

I am pretty sure the PCX comes with a factory activated Yuasa. They can hold up pretty well as long as they are not connected to the bike but eventually bad things will start to happen. Since your...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I think for me the stock lighting is fine for...

I think for me the stock lighting is fine for now. I will keep on following things as people find better alternatives.

Today I picked up a new NGK spark plug but I am not planning to install it...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,406
Posted By longhaul747
Yes in fact just a few days I took my Burgman 200...

Yes in fact just a few days I took my Burgman 200 on the freeway for the first time despite owning it for a year now. I just never bothered and if I ever felt I needed to take the freeway I took a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Tonight when leaving for work I primed the pump 3...

Tonight when leaving for work I primed the pump 3 times before hitting the ignition. This time it fired within 5 seconds and first hit of the starter on a stone cold engine. Really it was just a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I know not to touch the throttle on a fuel...

I know not to touch the throttle on a fuel injected bike and I have not been. However it worked for one owner so I thought I would try opening up the throttle a tiny bit and see if it fires right...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah who knows it has a Delphi fuel injection...

Yeah who knows it has a Delphi fuel injection system so it could be different.

Its possible it could be some sort of pressure leak from sitting over night or a fuel pump issue and it is taking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah pinning the throttle wide open is an old...

Yeah pinning the throttle wide open is an old school trick back in the carburetor days if a bike was flooded. Interestingly on my Elite 110 and PCX125 scooters (both fuel injected) if they sit for an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I will try that technique on next cold start...

I will try that technique on next cold start opportunity. Something similar happened when I pinned the throttle the 2nd time I had this cold start issue earlier in the week. It worked once but not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Let the bike sit for an hour after...

Let the bike sit for an hour after troubleshooting it this morning. This time I let the starter run for 8 seconds and it fired and ran normally after the 8 second turnover. Before I would hit the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Battery connections were good and tight. I got...

Battery connections were good and tight. I got them a little more snug but unfortunately it did not resolve the hard cold start issue.

I talked with the head mechanic at CSC and he was slightly...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
In regards to the cold starting issue I am going...

In regards to the cold starting issue I am going to inspect my battery connections.

Noticed at idle last night that my headlight and dash lights flicker a bit. Some bikes just do that as normal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Thanks....photography is not my strong point but...

Thanks....photography is not my strong point but that photo turned out well.

The Baja Run was in my thoughts while I was eating. Glad to see everyone is having fun so far!
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Hey Spud, Your gas cap looks a lot like mine...

Hey Spud,

Your gas cap looks a lot like mine did when I discovered it was not fully seated. You can see in your photos that the front half is sticking up an 8th of an inch. If its still like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I don't off hand know the stock size and temp...

I don't off hand know the stock size and temp range for the Cyclone. Its something I was going to research when I have time.

I do wonder if the plug is a 7 if this could cause the hard starting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah that is what I am talking about. CSC...

Yeah that is what I am talking about. CSC recommends dumping the factory oil and replacing with good and the proper amount of oil. Its probably not totally a bad idea replacing the stock NGK plug...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Today I got the rear luggage installed. ...

Today I got the rear luggage installed. Everything went pretty smoothly and unlike a lot of bikes I have owned the OEM racks lines right up and fit with minimal effort. Only trial and error was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I got a fast reply from Ryan @ CSC! I share...

I got a fast reply from Ryan @ CSC!

I share it here to help others!

On every bike they have set up the left side engine guards touch the left side radiator cover. However it has not caused...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Oops Too Late :D About 45 minutes ago I went...

Oops Too Late :D

About 45 minutes ago I went ahead and emailed Ryan with the photo. He has been helping me with some of the tech support issues so far.

Also was curious on the one or two U...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Tonight I may have corrected my difficult...

Tonight I may have corrected my difficult starting issue.

It's only a theory as I did not try and fire it up tonight but I noticed that the gas door was not completely seated. I topped off the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Today I installed the front crash guards. It...

Today I installed the front crash guards. It took some trial and error but I eventually got it figured out. The hardest part is actually finding the proper length bolts for each task. Using info...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Took out my RX3 this evening for an RTE (Ride To...

Took out my RX3 this evening for an RTE (Ride To Eat) run at my folks place. My dad is in the seafood business so you can just imagine the meal mom makes and why I was in a hurry to get over there. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah mine is probably fine then. I get the spec...

Yeah mine is probably fine then. I get the spec but with some resistance. It's not like I can take my little pinky and easily achieve the spec like on other bikes I have. Again its probably fine...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Probably is a torque spec for the header bolts. ...

Probably is a torque spec for the header bolts. However I don't have a small torque wrench needed and even if I did I would only be able to properly torque on one side. The bolt on the left side is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I inspected my header bolts tonight as a...

I inspected my header bolts tonight as a precaution. They were not exactly anywhere near finger loose but I got another 1/8th of a turn without a ton of effort. They were probably fine but I feel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I will inspect mine tonight when I get home. In...

I will inspect mine tonight when I get home. In many service manuals for a lot of different bikes and things they recommend retorquing the header bolts after the 1st heat cycle if removed. I would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I am looking forward to the updates on the Baja...

I am looking forward to the updates on the Baja trip. Any chance the ride will be covered in a future motorcycle magazine? It would be great publicity for the bike.

Today I was just not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I checked just about every fastener on this bike...

I checked just about every fastener on this bike that I can reach. Everything was as tight as necessary. I don't seem to get any indication that this bike is any sort of rattle bucket. Despite...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Today the bike had its first test run. I arrived...

Today the bike had its first test run. I arrived at the dealer this morning where I put it together yesterday. Only thing really left to do is to dump the factory oil and replace plus check the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Thanks I just found what I was talking about in...

Thanks I just found what I was talking about in the wheel removal section.

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Forks_0011-650.jpg


My bike is obviously not with me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
LOL...that is interesting! I bet it came...

LOL...that is interesting!

I bet it came from someone who wants you to use it and blog about it. Funny that you have not heard about it yet. When I get such freebees at my work I often wonder...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah it all went relatively smoothly. What took...

Yeah it all went relatively smoothly. What took most people 2 hours took me 4 but it was a lot of standing around waiting for a hand. I think I could do it in 2 if I had a real helper and if I had to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Today I stopped by the dealer and the guy who was...

Today I stopped by the dealer and the guy who was supposed to help me was sick again. I was just like okay fine I will do it in the back and I think it will not be problem except getting it off the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah possibly. I plan to swing by today and see...

Yeah possibly. I plan to swing by today and see what they plan to do and when? I am not totally apposed to waiting until Tuesday morning "IF" it gets done considering our weather forecast this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Looks like I am in a holding pattern. The person...

Looks like I am in a holding pattern. The person who was supposed to give me a hand is off sick today. Its likely tomorrow he will have to play catch up so they thought Saturday we can get it done....
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
Bike arrived today but very late. Things are...

Bike arrived today but very late. Things are winding down at the shop and I got a condo meeting tonight. So instead of trying to get it done in an hour we will plan for tomorrow morning. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
I stopped by the place of business my RX3 Cyclone...

I stopped by the place of business my RX3 Cyclone is being dropped off. They were thinking its an error in tracking and that it would be in tomorrow anyway but knows? They kindly offered to receive...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 74,174
Posted By longhaul747
No they have not called...Usually they call...

No they have not called...Usually they call setting up a delivery window which now has me wondering just what "Out for Delivery" really means?

It still shows scheduled delivery as 4/23 but by...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 47,319
Posted By longhaul747
It really is great to see that blog and on an...

It really is great to see that blog and on an RX3. I think Reuben has great journalism skills and he deserves to have his ride covered in a motorcycle magazine like Rider or Road Runner.

Looks...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,243
Posted By longhaul747
I have a 2011 PCX125 and a 2015 PCX150 plus a...

I have a 2011 PCX125 and a 2015 PCX150 plus a 2014 Burgman 200. Yes, the 2011 seat us atrocious and I often wonder if that seat hump combines with a pot hole put me in the hospital with a popped out...
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