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Old 08-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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A new Thumper...

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Old 08-08-2014, 04:48 AM   #2
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well that sucked so bad
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:53 AM   #3
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Googled it....a scooter? Chinese remake of the old Mustang scooter. Didn't know the Shriner parade was in town.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:58 AM   #4
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I suspect you are looking at the Zongshen RX3


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Old 08-08-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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Alright! Bout time!

I wonder if it's heavy? I wonder if it's made out of pot metal?


Even the big 3 are now going that way... The CBR250 is made in Thailand,,, or is it India?

BMW, China (at least they have Q.C)... etc,
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:20 AM   #6
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Meh. China quality....
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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Meh. China quality....

But it looks so cool!!!!


And I can be the only or first one that has it!


Quit pooing in my (made in china) cornflakes!


... I wonder if a cow in china moo's?
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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Alright! Bout time!

I wonder if it's heavy? I wonder if it's made out of pot metal?


Even the big 3 are now going that way... The CBR250 is made in Thailand,,, or is it India?

BMW, China (at least they have Q.C)... etc,

Pot metal polishes up just fine.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:17 PM   #9
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More details went up today on the CSC blog at www.CaliforniaScooterCo.com/blog
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:46 PM   #10
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All right. I am interested in seeing more about this bike. If it's a Zong Chen made bike, then just ask spudrider what he thinks of his zong with over 60,000 miles on it now.

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:08 AM   #11
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And here I was, almost ready to pull the trigger on either a new Honda or Kawasaki 250 dualsport.... But this new Zong looks like it's very close to what I'd really like to have.

I know that Zongshen has the quality to compete with the two bikes I mentioned, but...

What's the price and warranty, when will they be available and can you ship them.
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:34 AM   #12
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They will certainly ship them, as they ship their other models. But, the Zong is a water cooled engine. These guys aren't showing any good photos yet. This bike looks like a Zong as far as frame, body work, bags and top box. But it looks like it may be air cooled? Maybe the same 250cc engine they use in their other models??

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/..._1215-6501.jpg
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #13
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Looks like there are some teething issues with the new FI system and six-speed tranny. Some people actually wound up just getting their bikes replaced instead of repaired.....

The price in China is around $3500 USD, so I don't know how it would compare cost wise to a KLX or CRF 250 here in the US. Even it it shows up at $3500 here, I'll buy Japanese. And since it looks as if the CRF250L will very soon become the CRF300L, my next ride will most likely be a Honda. But I might be swayed with a very compelling argument.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #14
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There is a bit more info at the California Scooter Company blog. The blog says, and shows a photo, of a water cooled engine. See the blog at:

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/

They are having fun riding a couple of these. Time to get this bike on your website with specs, pricing, etc. guys.

Myself, being an old biker of 60 that started riding at 8, I'm not a big fan of the designs of some modern dual sport/adv bikes. I think the styling started with the BMW F650. It's the body work that kind of wants to mold the tank, tank snout covers, and the pointy looking upper front fender (for lack of a proper name) into one piece. But that's just me. I would rather have twin rear shocks too, and a kick starter etc.

That doesn't mean I wouldn't buy one.

If this is a Zong RX3 motorcycle, here is a thread about a guy that has one:

http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...hen-RX3-report
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #15
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Yep, specs and add'l info today.
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