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Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 52,201
Posted By rtking
Congrats on putting down a deposit. I am...

Congrats on putting down a deposit. I am anxiously awaiting mine.

As for what to call it, I guess i've heard RX-3, RX-3 Cyclone, Cyclone. But I'm just calling mine Orange. :clap Amongst my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 52,201
Posted By rtking
The plastic pannier and top case come standard on...

The plastic pannier and top case come standard on the bike. The plastic cases are not large, but are handy enough for daily use (i.e. laptop, work shoes, groceries, etc.) and a weekend get away. It...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 52,201
Posted By rtking
Read the latest post on the CSC blog! Great...

Read the latest post on the CSC blog! Great news! So in summary:

1. 17" rear wheel is now standard (with cush hub)
2. 300 watt alternator will be standard (instead of the former 220 watt)
3....
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 52,201
Posted By rtking
Hi Joe - would definitely prefer the 17" rear...

Hi Joe - would definitely prefer the 17" rear wheel as stock equipment. Looking forward to hearing all the news from your visit to the Zongshen factory.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 52,201
Posted By rtking
Great video - makes me more impatient than I...

Great video - makes me more impatient than I already am to take delivery!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,272
Posted By rtking
+1. I'd include a SPOT locator, socket and...

+1. I'd include a SPOT locator, socket and ratchet set with selected Allen head sockets, a first aid kit (with space blanket), and bottle of water as well. All of that kit would probably take up...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,272
Posted By rtking
Agreed - those of us on the "Don't Miss The Boat"...

Agreed - those of us on the "Don't Miss The Boat" list got a a screaming deal. I too saw that the price is now $3,495 which, quite frankly, is still a smoking deal, even more-so since I've seen the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,272
Posted By rtking
The open house was a good event and Steve and Joe...

The open house was a good event and Steve and Joe were great hosts that I enjoyed chatting with. After seeing/sitting on the RX3, I'm even more excited to take delivery whenever its available. It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,272
Posted By rtking
I'm not sure I can make the open house this...

I'm not sure I can make the open house this weekend, so I stopped by CSC yesterday to check out the RX-3.

First - it is indeed a full sized bike. It has good presence when you approach it though...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,507
Posted By rtking
Aprilia SportCity 250ie

Aprilia SportCity 250ie
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,272
Posted By rtking
Thanks for the video. (And my first and second...

Thanks for the video. (And my first and second color choices, no less!) Good to see a size comparison with you by the bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,272
Posted By rtking
Between the video of the test ride from Brest,...

Between the video of the test ride from Brest, Belarus to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and the other report on My China Moto about a ride from China to Turkey, I'm inclined to think the Cyclone will hold up...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,207
Posted By rtking
Mobil1 4T 4-stroke motorcycle oil in 10w-40...

Mobil1 4T 4-stroke motorcycle oil in 10w-40 weight.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,182
Posted By rtking
I vote used Tmax. They are selling for that...

I vote used Tmax. They are selling for that range (or less!) and IMO, that makes it one heck of a deal. Great bike with plenty of power (especially after the J. Costa variator install), good and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
+1 When you're done doing hole-shots and...

+1

When you're done doing hole-shots and have gotten used to the variator, you'll naturally learn to dial back on twisting the throttle and mileage will return.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By rtking
I wouldn't worry about it. I weigh 285 pre-gear...

I wouldn't worry about it. I weigh 285 pre-gear and the Tmax has been justfine. The variator will keep the beltin the right "gear" to get mqximum acceleration. I personally swapped out the stock...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,368
Posted By rtking
Devin, my sincerest condolensces to you and your...

Devin, my sincerest condolensces to you and your family on you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Krasivii foto, Panda! Spasibo! I wish I...

Krasivii foto, Panda! Spasibo!

I wish I could take such a journey through Eastern Europe!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Zee, check your PM

Zee, check your PM
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Hi Dave,Tmax is a great ride. The J. Costa has...

Hi Dave,Tmax is a great ride. The J. Costa has been fine for me and would definitely buy one again. I have the standard J Costa and it's good for 2 - 2.5 seconds off the stock 0-60 time.Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
I understand your angst, but what's the...

I understand your angst, but what's the likelihood that someone is going to be walking around with Allen wrenches, and specifically the right sized Allen wrench?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Good to hear! Do you happen to have a dyno plot...

Good to hear! Do you happen to have a dyno plot you can share with us? What was the peak hp number vs. stock and at what rpm?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,154
Posted By rtking
Silverwing for touring. As others have...

Silverwing for touring. As others have stated,ABS is great to have.

Tmax is an outstanding bike and I love mine, but if the focus is comfort and touring, I ink the Silverwing or even a Suzuki...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By rtking
Love my Tmax. It's been great and, with the J...

Love my Tmax. It's been great and, with the J Costa variator, plenty quick enough. Handling is the Tmax's strong suit, and I'm very comfortable riding twisty stretches of road and leaning the bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Double-post by accident -deleted

Double-post by accident -deleted
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
I've never experienced a clicking type noise when...

I've never experienced a clicking type noise when starting my Tmax. Take it to the dealer as its still under warranty.

As for the front end being unstable, I have never experienced that. Check...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,152
Posted By rtking
I had a 2008 Vino 125 that I traded for my Tmax. ...

I had a 2008 Vino 125 that I traded for my Tmax. It was a good bike, but a bit small for what I wanted it to do. I went through the entire upgrade path (including installing a 150cc overbore kit...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Psolk, sorry to hear that you went down. I'm...

Psolk, sorry to hear that you went down. I'm glad that you didn't go into the minivan or hurt yourself worse. I'm also impressed that you have the presence of mind to think back and understand the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Analogg, thanks for the pictures! The Tmax looks...

Analogg, thanks for the pictures! The Tmax looks good in its white, 10th Anniversary paint scheme. I particularly like the wheels and it's got me thinking of having the wheels on my 2009 Tmax redone
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
I have to admit that i prefer the lollipops...

I have to admit that i prefer the lollipops also... mostly from a safety standpoint where the amber lens is far enough from the headlight to (hopefully) get cagers to notice me and when I'm turning. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By rtking
+1. Apparently clowns were very, very bad to...

+1. Apparently clowns were very, very bad to him...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,311
Posted By rtking
Agreed. The stock Cheng Shin tires on my former...

Agreed. The stock Cheng Shin tires on my former Vino 125 were terrible. I swapped them for Pirelli SL26 and the scoot handled great. Hit the hard points on both sides of the bike... no problem. (As...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Glad you like the Tmax! The regular J Costa...

Glad you like the Tmax!

The regular J Costa variator uses 19 gram weights I think. The race variator uses 15.5 and 16 gram weights (I believe.) Those are from memory, but basically, the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,229
Posted By rtking
Sadly, everyone's right. It's a tough market and...

Sadly, everyone's right. It's a tough market and this is the wrong season to be selling a bike anyway. I doubt that you'd be able to get $6500. I think closer to $5500 might be possible. Dealers...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,935
Posted By rtking
Add a long travel suspension (at least in the...

Add a long travel suspension (at least in the front) and whatever you can get out of the back, and you might be onto something there! An offroad scooter could be a bunch of fun for offroad riding!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,949
Posted By rtking
Yeah, we have way too many of these...

Yeah, we have way too many of these self-righteous A-holes. Best to do what you thought of doing... let him go and catch his plate and report him for wreckless driving to the CHP later.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,662
Posted By rtking
I have the Scorpion EXO-1000 and I love it. I...

I have the Scorpion EXO-1000 and I love it. I love the inner visor which acts as sunglasses, and I love the full-face protection it offers. The only problem is that the helmet is noisey if you open...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By rtking
Actually TinyBear, the Majesty does just fine on...

Actually TinyBear, the Majesty does just fine on the freeway and, as I've read on another forum, can just touch 100 mph. There's a forum for Majestys and the members there are pretty helpful. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By rtking
The Vino 125 is an easy to ride bike, but don't...

The Vino 125 is an easy to ride bike, but don't expect better than 55 - 60 mph (65 mph with a windshield if you're light and the stars are aligned.) Most get to 50 - 55 mph top end. If your mother...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,341
Views: 776,677
Posted By rtking
Yeah, those 90 degree female spade connectors are...

Yeah, those 90 degree female spade connectors are tough to find.

What I recommend: Instead of binding a standard female spade connector to 90 degrees, bend it to 45 or 50 degrees and try it in...
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