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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Chad05gsa, Sep 3, 2014.
I hope the MC does well.
I already have the Mighty DR, so I will not be interested.
Best of luck.
The first of a series of promised maintenance tutorials is now on the CSC blog at www.CaliforniaScooterCo.com/blog.
That's a nice tutorial. You did a good job.
how will these bikes be distributed (to denver for example) if i were to place an order?
Here you go...
Feel free to call us at 800 884 4173 (ask for Steve) for more information.
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hmm tried that number... won't work... BUT I am calling from Canada!Any other number we can use ? I'm sure there are some of us up here that would love to get our hands on one... IS IT POSSIBLE ??
The non-800 number is (909) 445-0900.
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So what is the new price going too? Sounds like you are selling a lot of em. Convinced em yet to produce a 450 version?
On our local goat trail...
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I would have to ask about the quality of bolts, threads, and bracketry throughout. I have a Chinese mini bike, certainly lacking in quality bolts and brackets. Cheesy.
My kid has a Hyosung (Korean) and has cheap metal and bolts on it also. Metric OR SAE tools fit poorly. Metal is soft. The plastic rattles and buzzes going down the road (and there are a bazilion bolts holding it all together).
Its piped, jetted, and -1 on the c/s. Its an '05 bought in '06 and its still around with apprx 13k on it, so that is positive.
The motor is good (my chines mini bike pops out of gear).
The people that sold it do not want to work on it, although they have 'obliged' when their shop is slow.
So this could be a good first bike, or a let down, depending on your standards.
For someone who 'spins' their own wrenches I think bolt replacement will be frequent.
This is from my personal experience. You get what you pay for.
Bike, size and concept looks good. If it gets the mpg's in the city it could be a good economy route to go.
I just don't think china is there yet.
You get what you pay for. I have learned by trying it.
I know it's frustrating, but a set of decent fasteners won't break the bank, and replacing them as you touch them shouldn't be too much of a burden.
(I own a suzuki, I've been there haha)
To be fair, the last time you tried it seemed to be almost a decade ago.
My 2005 Zongshen 200cc dual sport has good quality fasteners, mostly grade 8.8 cadmium plated bolts with lock nuts. I doubt they would be using lower quality fasteners 9 years later.
My 2007 Lifan 200 also uses mostly 8.8 bolts with lock nuts but zinc plated and not the same quality as the Zongshen. No fasteners have broken over the 7 years and 52,000 miles I've owned it.
The engine fasteners on both bikes are chrome plated flange head hex bolts which appear to be high quality. No Philips or JIS screws on either bike.
All Chinese motorcycles are not created equal. I have never lost, stripped, or broken a bolt on my 2006 Zongshen 200GY-2. I have now ridden that bike for over 67,000 miles.
Incidentally, I just discovered the new, Gas Gas, EC 250 Cami employs the same, Zongshen NC250 engine installed in the Zongshen RX3. However, the RX3 engine has U.S. Delphi EFI, and the Gas Gas bike has a carburetor.
Here is a video of the Gas Gas bike in operation.
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