CSC Adventure Bike

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CSC Adventure Bike

Post by Albuquralque » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:32 pm

"Put a little gravel in your travel"


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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by MartyL » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:53 pm

If I was considering such a bike it would be this one. http://www.kawasaki.com/products/2015-KLR650
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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by DanKearney » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:06 pm

I read about that bike a few months ago. It would be a perfect replacement for my Yamaha XT225 touring kit.

I know a few folks over on a China Moto site that have had good quality experiences with a few of the Chinese bike manufacturers who are trying to build reasonable quality bikes.

I would only consider buying one if there was a dealer in the Denver area. A two year warranty is tough to use if the dealer is nowhere near.

http://californiascooterco.com/csc_cyclone_rx-3.htm

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by Albuquralque » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:30 pm


Maybe you can convince Randy to carry / service CSC?
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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by DanKearney » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:38 pm

Coluralado wrote:

Maybe you can convince Randy to carry / service CSC?
I'm sure he'd love to get business advice from me. :lol:

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by guzzidude » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:04 pm

NO, NO, NO. Had a polite discussion with MotoJ on RI a while back. I was in China a few years ago and just from my experience and seeing the difference from the Lifan quality over there to the Lifan here. Buy a tried and true KLR fir the same price and ride it for years, not months. Just my two Yuans.
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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by lomax » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:06 pm

I actually thought about that very hard when they had the first order $2800 deal going on, but then Mike up at Moto Italia had to sell me the Husqvarna instead. :lol: Not sure which one will be more reliable. :roll:

BUT I still think a 250cc full setup bike for that price is a deal. I hope they work out and someone actually writes a report.

You know if Randy did start selling those I would be tempted. :lurker:

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by DanKearney » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:50 am

Found a video on YouTube. The translated marketing double-speak is quite funny and meaningless, but at least there's some good video of the bike in action.



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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by DanKearney » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:25 pm

ADVMoto just did a review too:

http://www.adventuremotorcycle.com/revi ... KgWJM1GjUY

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by Hogmaine » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:25 am

Purchased this RX3 with the intention of not riding her till spring, but El Nino is working in our favor. It is 19F outside, frost, black ice and watershed ice should be a good day. Okay I'm back from my ride here is how it went.
First she is kept in a garage it was about 40f this am in the garage as I did not heat it last night. So she started fine, warmed her for five minutes or so. The roads were covered with a frost white crystals, followed by black ice and watershed ice. Some roads were sanded others were not, the stock tires performed better than expected, but were not all that confidence inspiring. I made my way slowly towards Bethal ME. avoiding the icy areas as best as possible to meet up with my co-conspirator for this ride. Arriving in Bethal 56 minutes later to find it was now up to 21f. Topped off the tank, got a cup coffee while waiting for Jesse to arrive. Ten minutes later we were on our way. We made our way up to Roxbury the roads just kept getting worse with more ice and we proceeded along slower still. Around one corner we came upon a truck that had just slid off the side of the road. He was okay and already calling for help. So we just meandered along our way. When we came to the Rt.17 junction Jesse flipped open his helmet to say "it's official we are insane". But what the hell we have made it this far, lets just keep going. Up Rt.17 we stop at Coos Canyon to take a stretch, each segment should have been 30 minutes was taking us about an hour. From there we head up to the Height of the Land, but it could not be that easy, it is here we started to hit snow even slower now making our way at about 20 mph. At the top we pulled into the vista, the sun started to show. It is here that I proposed to my wife, I have always loved this spot. We made our way down into Oquossoc and around to Cupsuptic from there we headed to Erroll, Nh for lunch. We had a great lunch at the Northern Exposure a little cafe across from LL Cote's outdoor store. Sitting behind us was a hotshit of old lady who was on her second "sex on the beach" when we left she had to have been in her mid eighties. We left the cafe and headed down Rt 26 Grafton Notch the roads were drier and much easier to ride on, also much faster riding. We made it back to Bethal my gauge read empty (fuel gauge reads empty at about 1/2 tank mark) it took 2.3 gallons to top it off. The gauge will need adjusting. We parted ways and headed home. Oh I did forget to mention the RX3 performed flawlessly, she is absolutely nothing short of amazing. Hard to tell it is just a 250cc bike.

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by Hogmaine » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:35 am

Another ride this past weekend this time with Tourfella luggage mounted. I did not feel any real handling difference with the luggage mostly empty. The wind and 70 mph speeds felt just fine with these boxes on. End the ride with some real single track, water, mud, and logging slag. No photos at that point I was trying to stay upright and not stranded I was alone at this point. Made it thru bike & I in one piece, covered in mud however. Never again with stock tires on (replacements are here but not on yet). This bike is way too much fun. :beerchug:

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by DanKearney » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:01 am

DanKearney wrote: I would only consider buying one if there was a dealer in the Denver area. A two year warranty is tough to use if the dealer is nowhere near.
Ha! Bought mine back in July of this year. Guess I got over the "no local dealer" issue in my head. :P

I've got a bout 3,000 miles on it now and would not hesitate to recommend this bike to anyone.

I've got a deposit down on their 2016 TT250 now too. $1,895 out the door during the promotional period!

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Re: CSC Adventure Bike

Post by Hogmaine » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:16 am

Yes, I have seen your post over at chinariders, I thought I would resurrect this post for anyone interested.
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