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Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Larger motorcycles are always more appealing....

Larger motorcycles are always more appealing. 350cc to 400cc is a nice size offering good power and torque without sacrificing economy too much compared to even larger motorcycles.

Still even a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Gatling posted something new from Zongshen and is...

Gatling posted something new from Zongshen and is looking for opinions.

Zongshen's Z-1 150cc motorcycle!

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/140624_4567-650.jpg

I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-23-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,745
Posted By longhaul747
I thought about picking one up. However its...

I thought about picking one up. However its discouraging having a few friends over the years that have had bikes stolen even with proper precautions.

Maybe I am just paranoid but I have already...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-23-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 299,745
Posted By longhaul747
I have been riding mine around. Impressive...

I have been riding mine around. Impressive little motorcycle that seems to be getting a little faster and more economic as it breaks in. Current tank has gone 80 miles and its still on half. My...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-21-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 53,820
Posted By longhaul747
I happen to really like my Speed Sticker on my...

I happen to really like my Speed Sticker on my RX3 :D

In my opinion it kind of helps blend the styling together and not make it look so plain and boring. To Each His Own I guess and its easily...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Back from vacation on Hawaii and I sure missed...

Back from vacation on Hawaii and I sure missed the RX3. I did not spot any RX3's on Maui but I found the riding environment over there about perfect for a bike like the RX3. Not much highway, some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
When I read about your issue over at China Riders...

When I read about your issue over at China Riders forum I inspected mine. Unfortunately mine was fully seated so not likely causing my problem. I still have a new NGK spark plug I bought for the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Spent the day on the RX3 yesterday. I just love...

Spent the day on the RX3 yesterday. I just love this bike!

Engine seems to be breaking in nicely. It seems a little less thrashy at higher rpm's and overall smoother then when brand spanking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Took the RX3 out for a RTE (Ride To Eat) and then...

Took the RX3 out for a RTE (Ride To Eat) and then commuted into work. Right away after being on the CRF250L I found that the RX3 was more comfortable and had a bit more power available.

When I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
My CRF250L is out of fuel (did not take long with...

My CRF250L is out of fuel (did not take long with that tiny 2 gallon tank) and since its such a wonderful day I think I will break out the RX3 today. Technically I am breaking protocol and have 6...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
I filled up the RX3 a few weeks ago and have been...

I filled up the RX3 a few weeks ago and have been riding other bikes so this issue is on pause. I miss the RX3 dearly so I may pull it out this week if I get a chance. I am still very curious about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
I could not believe it. Today when I was out...

I could not believe it. Today when I was out riding on the B-E Hwy about a half mile north of downtown Bothell I passed by a blue RX3 at about 2:30pm going the opposite direction. Unfortunately I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
One thing that amazes me about the RX3 is the...

One thing that amazes me about the RX3 is the power output from its 250cc single. It may only be 250cc in spec but it feels more like a 300 or perhaps even a 350cc bike.

I have been riding...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By longhaul747
When I had my 2001 Honda Reflex it averaged 71...

When I had my 2001 Honda Reflex it averaged 71 MPG and some of my best tanks were right around 74 MPG. I really miss that scooter!

My Burgman 200 averages 74 to 76 MPG. Seems to be a bit less...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,456
Posted By longhaul747
Basically like redhandmoto said conventional oil...

Basically like redhandmoto said conventional oil just means non synthetic oil. Ironically you probably won't see non synthetic oil labeled as such. However you will certainly notice that synthetic...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,268
Posted By longhaul747
A lot of different opinions on this. Nobody is...

A lot of different opinions on this. Nobody is really right or wrong on the topic so you are safe doing whatever works for you.

The reality is on most modern engines you can pretty much go...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-22-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,268
Posted By longhaul747
Watch the muffler recall and make sure the dealer...

Watch the muffler recall and make sure the dealer performed the service correctly.

When I had the 600 mile service done they forgot to swap over the extension bracket for the silver cosmetic end...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-21-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,456
Posted By longhaul747
Forget the manual its pretty useless. Especially...

Forget the manual its pretty useless. Especially when it comes to maintenance items.

As for changing oil at 200 miles vs 500 miles it may not really make a lot of difference. I did mine at 200...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Alright I am the guilty one :rofl All the...

Alright I am the guilty one :rofl

All the RX3 owners can take me out back and shoot me :chace

After burning a tank off and filling it up I placed my RX3 in storage and swapped it for a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 373,865
Posted By longhaul747
This is really exciting news. If memory serves...

This is really exciting news. If memory serves several times over the years the Africa Twin was rumored to be entering the US market and the Trans Alp was going to be making a come back. However...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-12-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By longhaul747
The Majesty is a great scooter. Back in 2012 I...

The Majesty is a great scooter. Back in 2012 I picked up a mint blue 2005 for not much money and so far it has been perfect. It sort of feels like the Reflex on the road with a far more substantial...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
They are messing with our fuel formula's around...

They are messing with our fuel formula's around here as well. One thing that always baffles me is the so called winter blends. I seem to loose as much as 20% of my fuel economy like clock work when...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah before hitting the starter button I let the...

Yeah before hitting the starter button I let the fuel pump prime and for the instrumentation to stabilize. Still takes a full 8 seconds to fire but when it does it fires smoothly every time. If...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Spent the better part of an afternoon on the RX3...

Spent the better part of an afternoon on the RX3 Cyclone. This bike just continues to grow on you. You know that feeling you get when you buy something and it far exceeds your exceptions and even...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
Posted By longhaul747
Oil Level Critical!

My RX3 Cyclone was the bike of choice for this evenings errands. This bike just feels great in the urban jungle and let me tell you it can be a jungle.

One thing I discovered today is oil level...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 1,659
Views: 324,088
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 174
Views: 29,697
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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: 814
Views: 105,738
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...
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