*CSC 250cc RX-3 Cyclone

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Chad05gsa, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    Peter Y. has the details.

    I like that Seahorse case and the locking mechanism....was unaware they existed.

    What's the yellow thing on your tire valve stem?

    jb
  2. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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  3. Huck369

    Huck369 Huckster

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    I just re-painted my "Orange-faded to Mustard Yellow" RX3....to Lamborghini Orange Pearl....I like it! :) IMG_3007.JPG IMG_3008.JPG IMG_3018.JPG
  4. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    We are getting together 24-27 August in Marlinton, WV. We are staying at the Old Clark Inn https://oldclarkinn.com/. The Inn is motorcycle friendly. I have been going there for the past 9 years to meet up with my Ducati ST friends. Give Nelson or Andrea a call and make a reservation.
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  5. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Who is this "we" you speak of Peter?

    Trying to understand the sitcheyashun

    Awesome paintjob Huck! WAY better than mustard
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  6. rtking

    rtking Been here awhile

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    Beautifully done! You beat me to it... that's what I was going to do as well... though my paint hasn't faded too much since it's indoors most of the time.
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  7. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    Dan, so far it's just a couple of other RX3 riders and me. I have gotten inquiries from about a dozen RX3 people. Most are not ready to commit to something two months out. I see the same thing with motorcycle rallies, people wait until the last minute. No sweat, Nelson is not asking for any minimum number. Two weeks ago I was in Marlinton and we had four different couples staying in the Inn, two HD, one bicycle, and one hiking....plus two of my Ducati friends. This is certainly a low key event.
  8. Tinman Tim

    Tinman Tim Adventurer

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    I'm in for Marlinton, although I haven't made a reservation, and probably won't. As it's an adventure bike, I'll have all the accommodations I need with me. If there's a room available, great. If not, i'll find a spot in the national forest.
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  9. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Hello Joe.
    Please provide info on this communicator and where you got them from.
    Thank you,
    IE
  10. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer

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    My observation, as a mechanical engineer and a former bicycle mechanic who built a lot of wheels.
    1. the wheel was laced for a motorcycle with the chain on the right side, the RX3 is on the left. Look at the spokes on the OEM wheel; the spokes that are under tension when you accelerate are on the outside of the flange - drive flange only, the brake flange doesn't get much torque because the hub actually twists a bit. On the brake side the spokes that are loaded when braking are on the outside of the flange. Your new wheel is reversed.
    2. the drive spokes on the OEM wheel lay against the flange. It is hard to tell from your photos, but it looks like the spokes on the outside of the flange on your new wheels do not touch the flange. This would happen if the bend to head distance was too long. Extra length would put a lot of stress on the bend.
    3. the spokes on the OEM wheel have a right angle bend at the head. Your new wheel looks like the bend was not a full 90 degrees. Forcing the spoke to bend the full 90 would put a lot of stress on the bend.
    I am interested in what the wheel builder has to say.
    Dan
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  11. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Tis funny. The nearly exact same details have already been discussed with them. Am an "ex" Master wheelbuilder (bicycles) myself and saw the same thing. Will let you know what they say
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  12. kojack

    kojack AMF!

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    I would love to start building wheels. I need to investigate that more. I have been working on bikes for near 30 years and never had to replace a spoke even. CRAZY. Now I want custom wheels for my bikes and offer them to my clients....time to buy some parts and start lacing up!
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  13. fjmartin

    fjmartin Been here awhile

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    I got the following: "2 Helmet Intercom Bluetooth Headsets - T-com VB - Freedconn" from eBay for $69 with free shipping. I just looked and they are all going for around $80 for a pair of them now. A single is $38. It is actually smaller than a Sena 20s. It paired together for intercom very easily and paired to my phone easily also. Tapping the power button turns on the intercom and it stays on in VOX mode until you tap the power button again. It also has a multifunction button where a single tap plays music from your phone. A doubletap starts the FM radio. It also has a jog dial that if you tap it will skip songs on the phone or skip to the next radio station. Holding the jog dial adjusts the volume. It actually has a really good high end volume. Could hear music just fine on the highway with ear plugs in. Talking on the phone sounds good also. The speakers are fairly thin. It comes with both a velcro mount and a clamp mount for the main part of the unit. The range is pretty decent. Good enough for a couple of folks riding together. It's suppose to support universal pairing so it can get paired to Sena and other units. First test will be my Alaska trip with my buddy in a couple of weeks.
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  14. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Thank you for the info. Good alternative to the Senas.

    Simba
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  15. Lee R

    Lee R Man in a Box

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    Dan, great pictures.

    I'd love to get together with the RX3 when the fates permit. I'm currently banished to Yuma, AZ for the summer months. I did ride my MG Stelvio out so I have one bike to ride on weekends when it's not thermonuclear hot out here. The RX is waiting in the garage probably until next year with a blown fork seal to replace. I got a bunch of seat time on my fathers TT250 riding about in the desert, it's a fantastic bike for more dual sport use. Much more capable off-road but far more limited on road.
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  16. Huck369

    Huck369 Huckster

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  17. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Tim,

    I'd also like to camp. Wanna ride down to this together?
    I've got three days off left, and am wondering the best mix
    24th, 25th and 28th?
    or the 23rd, 24th and 25th?
  18. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    This short review of the RX3 just showed up on ADVMoto:
    RX3 vs R1200GS
  19. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Fuel use results from my trip, thought you folks would find interesting
    Lighter wheels than stock by 21 lbs total
    Aftermarket Exhaust w/out catalytic Stock ECU
    Carrying massive load lol

    Was recording everything before the trip went kaput
    15 tanks recorded
    Lucas added every other fillup
    Premium fuel
    Highest MPG tank-67.08 MPG
    Lowest MPG tank-49.8 MPG
    Averaged 59.63 MPG
    Noticed no difference in MPG after adding Lucas. Will keep using it per CSC's recommendation
  20. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Just finished a southern section of The CDT with the RX3....1600 miles
    And this bike just keeps getting better....sitting at 12k miles now.

    She takes everything I throw at her.