*CSC 250cc RX-3 Cyclone

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

  1. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    I'll be shimming the Cush rubber (Kush is a type of marijuana Victoria I have been told lol) tonight using brass sheet.
    And then final pack and wait for departure for WV. Looking fwd to getting some more miles in and meeting a few fellow RXers
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  2. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Been here awhile

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    Kush is also a common male name in India - when Indian families are gifted with identical twin sons, they often name them Love & Kush - if you read the proverb it's pretty interesting. Either way I am glad you are fixing your CUSH rubber and not smoking it. ; )
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  3. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    Dan, I finally decided to not do the camping thing. That decision cut my load by 70%! It's just too darn hot to mess with all the stuff that goes along with camping (cooking, hammock, food, etc). I'll see you on Thursday at the Inn. I'm still leaving on Wednesday but now stopping along the way to Marlinton.
  4. jaratr

    jaratr Without a ride

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    Kush, Mary Jane and Shrinkage. Are we still talking RX3?
  5. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    I've travelled and camped fully loaded so many miles now Im used to it.
    No worries.
    Am in route to pick up Tinman at the moment. Stopped at a diner on the way to his place. Eggs over medium, double bacon, no toast or potatoes.
    Coffee and juice. Weather is crisp and sunny

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  6. fjmartin

    fjmartin Been here awhile

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    So...you had the munchies?
  7. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Am finally at the Old Clark Inn in Marlinton. Dinner with Colonel Blood, Tinman and Nova. Too bad others missed out
    Insane riding in this area. Endless miles of rolling dirt roads along rivers. Like a movie set for what you would want.
    Think Peter rode some stuff that set his new record for sketchiness
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  8. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    Be sure to post some photos to show the rest of us what we missed.

    jb
  9. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Oh there'll be plenty of photos. Hopefully none incriminating.

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  10. rd1959

    rd1959 n00b

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    Has anyone tried the Seat Concepts narrow seat? I finally got my new RX3 out of the crate and upon sitting on it... the stock seat has to go. There's too much crown and it feels like I'm being pushed forward. Is the SC narrow seat flatter across and does it help with the "forward" feel of the stock seat?
  11. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Home safe just now. Man what a long day (456 miles today's route) including some goat trails stuff that rivaled what Tinman and I found. Well over a K for the trip.
    At one point today the bike just went uuuunnhhhhh and died on throttle trying to get up the bank of a river crossing. Bad knee and all was able to keep from dumping it in the water. Bike barey restarted and had to pin it to keep it running. Got out of the river, stopped and had a thought. Had just filled up a few miles back, right before entering the dirt road.
    Conditions were so rough that the splashing fuel had clogged the vent in the gas cap. Opened the cap to the sound of a strong vaccuum. Closed 'er back up and she ran fine again. Keep that in mind if you are offroading with a full tank.
    Need to eat, decompress and sleep. Will post up some pics tomorrow most likely.
    All in all a great times with some nice folks. Start the thing off with beautiful camping areas, nearly goumet camp food for two nights, good beer, great roads both paved and not, some of the best scenery you'll ever see, and even an awesome meteor sighting Tim and I had that lasted maybe 4-5 seconds. Lots of little stuff and laughs that made this one a keeper.
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  12. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    What Dan said...and more:
    [​IMG] The conversation went something like this..."gee, ya think I can get my wheel in that creek deep enough to see if I have an air leak?" (turned out he did not have a leak after all). Us..Oh hell yeah, Dan, go for it! Soon thereafter...damn, I'm stuck in this @#%**& mud and need a bit of help! Tinman to the rescue. Oh, and this was the tame day. The next day these two actually had to turn back because the route (not a road) got so tough. They loved it!
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    More dirty pictures to follow.....

    Peter Y.
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  13. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    My GPS says I rode 1103 miles this weekend. Sweet!
  14. Dualsport Chic

    Dualsport Chic Been here awhile

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    Hi RD - I've got one - like it - took a 350 mile day ride and butt wasn't sore one bit.
  15. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    A few pictures (funny how the best, craziest shit just happens, and no cameras are there. You just dust off and act like nothing happened)

    Tinman at our first fill up on way down
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    A smoke break, somewhere on SE Ohio
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    Crossing into WV Yay!
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    A break at the park in Philippi WV, near the mummys
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    Into the Appalachians
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    Merry, still somewhat clean
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    awesome foot-across mushroom on side of road
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    Tim
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    Peter and Tim, discussing the degrading road conditions no doubt
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    Peter, ever enthused
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    the rare Danimal selfie
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    Dinner at camp night two. Beautifully marbled Ribeyes and green beans (first night wasn't shabby either, right Tim?)
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    Arrival at the Old Clark Inn
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    On Saturday's ride, stopped at some random spot to pee. Climbed up on some rocks and found this 1967 Geo marker. Pretty cool random find
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    from that rock
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    this road turned very bad. Started with lots of muddy areas, got much worse
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    Tinman catching his breath after we picked his bike off the deck in one muddy section
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    Four RX3's in all their glory
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    Merry never ran better than she did on this trip
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    At the back gate at Greenbanks Radio Observatory
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    By front entrance. Looking at dish someone built in their backyard! Nova is pictured
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    Spruce Knob, highest point in WV
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    Seneca Rocks
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    Humminbird action at Old Clark Inn
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    Nice fire pit behind the Inn
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    Beer is good!
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    And thus ends my pictorial of the RX3 Rally
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  16. Huck369

    Huck369 Huckster

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    Looks like you were surrounded by Orange RX3's....I wish I had made it out, maybe next time.....(maybe a Dragon Meet)
  17. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    There are two sides to most stories....here's mine:
    Mapquest says that it's 295 miles from my house to Marlinton. By taking the more scenic route that became closer to 335 miles.
    [​IMG] which happened to take me by the Geographic Center of Virginia...or at least close enough for the state to put up this marker. I spent a night in Lexington (home for Virginia Military Institute as well as Washington and Lee University) with a trendy bar across the street...what's not to like?
    Rt 39 runs over Goshen Pass, one of my favorite roads in all the world. The scenery is very distracting.
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    then on to Marlinton and our B&B. Oddly enough I bumped into Dan and Tim at a gas stop so we decided to explore together. I showed them some roads that I have ridden in the past, all paved,
    [​IMG]and then Dan took us exploring. Bear in mind, I'm a pavement guy...Dan and Tim yearn for more adventure. Bottom line, we spent about 1.5 hours in second gear and standing on the pegs while we crawled up and down some mountain 'roads'.
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    to include Dan getting stuck in a muddy bog when he tried to wade his bike into a stream [​IMG]
    It was all great fun but by the end of the day we were all exhausted.
    I met up with Chris at the Inn and the four of us had a very nice meal at a nearby bicycle shop that happens to serve good food and adult beverages. You can't make this stuff up!

    The next day Chris and I explored some roads running near an abandoned rail line, ending up in Cass where they have a steam excursion train. [​IMG]This one is special, it's a Shea design. That means each axle is driven and each truck operates independently through slip joints and universal joints.
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    Tim and Dan went on their own adventure which included roads getting worse and worse until they had to turn back for fear of never being seen by civilization again. No kidding, it can get that remote in WV. They regaled us will tales of daring and even had muddy bikes to prove the point.
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    Tim headed home on Saturday. Dan, Chris and I decided to burn up the roads on the way to Spruce Knob (highest point in WV) and Seneca Rocks. On the way back we explored more 1 lane roads, these being paved. Oh, we also stopped at the Green Bank National Radio Observatory. That's a must do if you are ever in the area. Each of us had already toured the facility so we skipped the tour this time.
    Dan could not pass up a good deal on a fresh watermelon. Strapped to his bike the melon tried to escape a couple times but, even free of his straps the melon stayed put.
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    What a motley crew!
    Sunday had us splitting up to go home. Once again I took the scenic route through such little known places as Vesuvius, Steele's Tavern, and Dixie.
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    My GPS tells me that I went 1103 miles total, not too shabby! Now we want to plan to do this again. The location offers options for those who like pavement, those who are open to some modest gravel, and the die hards who cannot find a path too difficult. Maybe we should open this to all small bore ADV bikes. Food for thought.

    Peter Y.
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  18. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    great pics Colonel. Was a pleasure to finally meet you and Chris.
    If my schedule next year changes and I leave for SA later than planned, I'll be there.
    The area certainly has it all.
    If you hear from Nelson, tell him the half watermelon I left in the fridge is a gift for the guests lol
  19. rd1959

    rd1959 n00b

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    Thanks.
  20. rd1959

    rd1959 n00b

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    Can you tell if the SC seat is flatter across than the stock seat? Someone on the ChinaRiders forum has one and the only difference he could tell was the front part was narrower.