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Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:52 AM
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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 Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
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 Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 387
Views: 29,657
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
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: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
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: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 190
Views: 19,060
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: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
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: 387
Views: 29,657
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...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 986,840
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for posting the nice photographs. :nod ...

Thanks for posting the nice photographs. :nod

Your white, Fly Trekker helmet looks very good with your white CB500X. :thumb I really like my Fly Trekker helmet. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 986,840
Posted By Spud Rider
That's a very nice perspective. :nod Spud...

That's a very nice perspective. :nod

Spud :beer
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,657
Posted By Spud Rider
I can assure you, the extra weight of the...

I can assure you, the extra weight of the Zongshen RX3 comes from a very strong frame. I have ridden my ZS200GY-2 very hard for over 67,000 miles, and it has never failed me. Based upon my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
Undoubtedly, that's the best video yet of the...

Undoubtedly, that's the best video yet of the RX3. That fellow from ADV Pulse is a good rider, and he didn't baby the motorcycle.

A video can't demonstrate how well a motorcycle's frame and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 1,180,321
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, the Motocross battery has side and top...

Yes, the Motocross battery has side and top mounts. :nod The YTZ7-S battery is a little smaller than the stock, TW200 battery. I shimmed my battery box with a little foam to make a tighter fit. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 1,180,321
Posted By Spud Rider
I installed Motocross (Yuasa) YTZ7-S batteries in...

I installed Motocross (Yuasa) YTZ7-S batteries in both my Zongshen ZS200GY-2, and my Honda CRF250X motorcycles. They are great batteries. :thumb I bought both batteries from the following vendor,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
Indeed, that's a good video. :nod If you want to...

Indeed, that's a good video. :nod If you want to watch more videos, check out this thread posted at ChinaRiders.net. :deal

http://chinariders.net/showthread.php?t=14270

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
Posted By Spud Rider
CSC Motorcycles in Azusa, California, is...

CSC Motorcycles in Azusa, California, is importing the Zongshen RX3 to the United States and Canada. At this time it is not importing any of the other Zongshen bikes. Zongshen America closed shop...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
Incidentally, I really like the black anodized...

Incidentally, I really like the black anodized hubs and rims. Also, the front axle has a hole in the end. This hole enables you to put a screwdriver through the end of the axle, creating a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
Here's a photograph of the speedometer pickup...

Here's a photograph of the speedometer pickup unit located on the front wheel. I much prefer this system, since you can change the rear tire size, sprockets, et cetera, without affecting the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,657
Posted By Spud Rider
Good for you. :thumb You are lucky to get such...

Good for you. :thumb You are lucky to get such excellent customer service from your local dealer. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
Yes, I'm confident you can fit a 21-inch front...

Yes, I'm confident you can fit a 21-inch front wheel without rubbing. However, you would need to need to lift the front fender, and you would introduce speedometer error.

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
I have owned a Zongshen ZS200GY-2 since 2008, and...

I have owned a Zongshen ZS200GY-2 since 2008, and I have been closely following the Chinese motorcycle industry since that time. Not all Chinese motorcycles are created equal. I have never heard of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
Good for you. :thumb In addition, I'm sure you...

Good for you. :thumb In addition, I'm sure you will discover the cost of riding and maintaining the Zongshen RX3 will be much lower than you have experienced with other motorcycles. My Zongshen...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
If anyone wishes to learn more about the Zongshen...

If anyone wishes to learn more about the Zongshen RX3, please feel free to visit our thread at ChinaRiders.com. :nod

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

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you. :D If you want to learn more...

Thank you. :D

If you want to learn more about the Zongshen RX3, or purchase one, you can contact CSC Motorcycles. The contact information is posted on their website, at the following link. :deal...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
Posted By Spud Rider
In case you guys are interested, here are links...

In case you guys are interested, here are links to two ride reviews of the new Zongshen RX3. I paid my deposit on an orange RX3, which will probably arrive in February of next year. :D
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
Posted By Spud Rider
One of the first rules in mountaineering is never...

One of the first rules in mountaineering is never wear anything made of cotton. Cotton absorbs moisture, holds it close to your body, and will cause hypothermia. :cry Synthetic fibers don't absorb...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
The following post reports a Zongshen RX3 was...

The following post reports a Zongshen RX3 was spotted taking a road test ride in Malaysia about two weeks ago.

http://www.bikesrepublic.com/2014/11/13/new-adventure-bike-caught-road-spy-shot/
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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
I also don't subscribe to the philosophy that...

I also don't subscribe to the philosophy that bigger is necessarily better. I enjoy the light weight, economy and simplicity of small displacement, single-cylinder motorcycles. For example, I much...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 2,284,464
Posted By Spud Rider
If you wish, you can wear boots while riding the...

If you wish, you can wear boots while riding the Hero Impulse. :deal

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Spud...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,060
Posted By Spud Rider
The AJP PR5 motorcycle also employs the Zongshen...

The AJP PR5 motorcycle also employs the Zongshen NC250 engine. Unlike the Gas Gas bike, the AJP bike shares the Delphi EFI installed in the Zongshen RX3.
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