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Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you! :D I have been waiting, and searching...

Thank you! :D I have been waiting, and searching for this $50 rebate since last January. :y0!
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
I've been riding, mate. :thumb ...

I've been riding, mate. :thumb

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq146/spudrider/Zongshen%20RX3/DSCF3161_zpsqogo1ou7.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
Thanks for the tip. :nod I checked today. ...

Thanks for the tip. :nod I checked today. Indeed, I pushed on the lid, and it went down another 1/16-inch, and clicked shut. :deal I will be closing the fuel cap all the way from now on, thanks...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
The NGK, equivalent spark plug is part #CR7E. ...

The NGK, equivalent spark plug is part #CR7E. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
Thank you. Except for Boise, all of Idaho is a...

Thank you. Except for Boise, all of Idaho is a 'remote location." :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
That tour is currently underway. Today is the...

That tour is currently underway. Today is the second day of the five-day trip for the sixteen riders. You can get updates regarding the trip from the CSC blog, located at the link below.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
My RX3 always starts quickly, with a mere tap of...

My RX3 always starts quickly, with a mere tap of the starter button. :dunno

Today I successfully installed a pair of Tusk D-Flex Handguards on my Zongshen RX3. I substituted a spare, master...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
Here are several photographs from my second...

Here are several photographs from my second excursion in the dirt with my Zongshen RX3.

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq146/spudrider/Zongshen%20RX3/DSCF3275_zpswopbq0hb.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
Yesterday I drained the stock 'fish oil' from the...

Yesterday I drained the stock 'fish oil' from the forks, and installed 330 ml of Mobil1 Synthetic ATF. The stock fork oil was approximately 2.5W, and the Mobil1 Synthetic ATF is approximately 10W. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
I 'borrowed' these photographs from the CSC Blog....

I 'borrowed' these photographs from the CSC Blog. :wink:

First, here are several photos of the Zongshen RX3 next to a Suzuki DL650.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen RX3 is a nice motorcycle, but the...

The Zongshen RX3 is a nice motorcycle, but the TW200 is both shorter, and lighter than the RX3. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
I haven't yet inspected the valve lash on my RX3;...

I haven't yet inspected the valve lash on my RX3; I borrowed that photograph. :wink: However, I think the tappets are a different diameter from my Zongshen Sierra. The lock nut for the tappet in my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
The drive chain on my RX3 seemed a little tight...

The drive chain on my RX3 seemed a little tight upon arrival, but nothing to worry about, since I was not going to be taxing the suspension immediately. I rode the bike without adjusting the drive...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,210
Posted By Spud Rider
This job is not very difficult. The job becomes...

This job is not very difficult. The job becomes even easier if you only wish to relocate the battery itself. I suggest you shouldn't move any of the wiring, but merely extend the battery leads to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,210
Posted By Spud Rider
I suspect the 4-cell battery will meet your...

I suspect the 4-cell battery will meet your requirements. However, you definitely won't feel either the Shorai battery, or the 8-Cell Antigravity battery, making a bulge under the saddle.

Spud...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,210
Posted By Spud Rider
I haven't tried the Antigravity battery. ...

I haven't tried the Antigravity battery. However, I am pleased to report my Shorai battery is still going strong, and has never failed me. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
The bike comes with a two-year warranty. For...

The bike comes with a two-year warranty. For those who are disinclined to do their own repairs, the first year of the warranty covers parts and labor. One can check with CSC to learn the details of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
The engine has a single, overhead camshaft which...

The engine has a single, overhead camshaft which actuates four valves via two rocker arms. The valves are adjusted via tappets, using a screwdriver and wrench.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
I believe the ZS177MM/NC250 engine has been in...

I believe the ZS177MM/NC250 engine has been in production for approximately 6 years. It was first introduced with a carburetor, and is still sold that way with several motorcycles. The Malaysian...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen ZS177MM/NC250 engine in my RX3...

The Zongshen ZS177MM/NC250 engine in my RX3 motorcycle is a unique design; it is not a copy of a Honda engine, or any other engine. Zongshen commissioned the engine design to an Italian firm, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
As reported by Snare, these bikes are only being...

As reported by Snare, these bikes are only being sold directly by the importer, California Scooter Company. :deal

Yesterday I took my RX3 for a 131-mile ride to experience it's first excursion in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
We convinced CSC to import all the bikes with a...

We convinced CSC to import all the bikes with a 17-inch rear wheel. :thumb The stock bike has a 15-inch rear wheel. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
Yesterday I took my RX3 for a 131-mile ride to...

Yesterday I took my RX3 for a 131-mile ride to experience it's first excursion in the dirt. It was a cloudy day which threatened to rain, but I made it home without getting wet.

The day started...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
I spent the better part of Tuesday assembling my...

I spent the better part of Tuesday assembling my Zongshen RX3, registering the bike at the DMV, getting a license plate, and buying insurance. I finally went for forty-mile ride on pavement, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,750
Posted By Spud Rider
No, I am not working for CSC. I received an...

No, I am not working for CSC. I received an excellent manual for the Zongshen RX3 with the purchase of my motorcycle. However, the RX3 manual does not contain information for the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,750
Posted By Spud Rider
Does anyone know of an English service/workshop...

Does anyone know of an English service/workshop manual for the Zongshen ZS177MM/NC250 engine?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen RX3 bikes have arrived, and several...

The Zongshen RX3 bikes have arrived, and several owners have picked them up. I will receive my bike soon, and I will certainly post photos and my initial impressions of the bike on this thread. :nod...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4,949
Views: 1,320,068
Posted By Spud Rider
X2; I love my 4.1-gallon, XT225 fuel tank. :thumb...

X2; I love my 4.1-gallon, XT225 fuel tank. :thumb

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq146/spudrider/D-Flex%20Zong/BSBandDFlexRides158.jpg

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 82,168
Posted By Spud Rider
Everyone interested in learning more about the...

Everyone interested in learning more about the Zongshen RX3 motorcycle is welcome to join us at China Riders. We have been watching this motorcycle for over a year on our Zongshen RX3 megathread.
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Forum: Vendors 04-12-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 108,867
Posted By Spud Rider
My CRF250X is a dirt bike. ...

My CRF250X is a dirt bike.

http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250x.aspx

The Honda CRF250L is a newer, dual sport motorcycle.

http://powersports.honda.com/2015/crf250l/street.aspx

Spud...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 388,862
Posted By Spud Rider
You're welcome. :D Spud :beer

You're welcome. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 388,862
Posted By Spud Rider
The Shorai BMS connector is wired in the...

The Shorai BMS connector is wired in the following manner.

http://i442.photobucket.com/albums/qq146/spudrider/Shorai%20Battery%20Maintenance/prismaticcellwiringtoBMSport_zps26b8a9a3.jpg

Viewed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
Posted By Spud Rider
I'm sure you are going to enjoy that bike. :D If...

I'm sure you are going to enjoy that bike. :D If you haven't done so, please do join us at China Riders, and post a thread on your new bike in our Dual Sport/Enduro Forum. :thumb
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Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,750
Posted By Spud Rider
The Zongshen NC250 (ZS177MML) engines should be...

The Zongshen NC250 (ZS177MML) engines should be identical. However, the rear tire sizes are different for the two motorcycles, and I suspect the sprocket ratios are also different. The Zongshen RX3...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,498,033
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: 639
Views: 82,168
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: 639
Views: 82,168
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: 863
Views: 108,867
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: 245
Views: 51,210
Posted By Spud Rider
Hello, Leroy. :D Spud :beer

Hello, Leroy. :D

Spud :beer
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,210
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...
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