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I'm "struggling " a bit with the same thing. I love my raider SCL, but it is not as comfortable as I would like, so I ride the Fury a lot more. Not a bad thing, I suppose. Any tips to make the raider a better hwy ride?.. i hit the sack, its been so long i'm glad to be back... you get the drift!
Well, after a 3 year hiatus since selling by former Fury, affectionately known as Red Bull, i'm just about back again.. plan to buy this 2012 Fury tomorrow.. my favorite color, 10k miles, presumably showroom condition and a completely stock blank canvas for me to mod again.. luckily i remember some of my old tricks, so will be anxious to share as it progresses.
I'm thinking the name "Blue Ballz" but not sure yet, any suggestions are welcome, my kids make a silly smirk anytime i mention that
Some background that led to today.. after owning Red Bull for 5 years and modding to where i liked her, i started to get bored and wanted to try something new, maybe it was a mid-life crisis, but i got a ZX14R for a short stint and couldn't get her as comfortable as i wanted (that bike was silly fast though omg!)... sold and then bought a CSC RX4 (Chinese ADV) but it was heavy and sluggish on the open road, sold that and bought a Mean Streak, had that for a bit, sold and bought a new M109R for a short while, but again wasn't as comfortable as i had hoped for especially 2-up, sold and bought my current bike a 2009 Raider S, but same thing, not so comfortable on the road with alot of wind noise despite trying different windshields.. so i'll be back home again to the Fury, my all-time most comfortable and favorite bike! Great to be back!
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Glad you like the Chinese bikes. My experience with a Chinese bike is that things break and fall off often. Parts were difficult if not impossible to obtain, service manuals were non existent and although the engine was claimed to be a clone of a Honda engine none of the Honda parts were even close. I had that bike for two years and only did 5000 KLM on it but I spent a lot of time fixing it or waiting for friends to do a trip to China and pick up parts for me while they were there. Sounds like it's a little better now although for such new bikes you seem to be doing a lot of work on them, which is pretty much what I experienced in that something is always breaking or failing.Oh no way, i love these China bikes, am a frequent on Chinariders.net since 2020.. the beige one is a 2020 Bashan Brozz 250 that my teen son rides with me, and the black/orange one is a 2022 Templar X 250.. both bikes were had for $2k delivered, a fraction of the cost of a Big-4 alternative.. plus they are so fun and easy to work on, in fact, i learned the art of adjusting valves on them.. also, replacing brake pads, head porting, steering bearing replacement, you name it.. all parts are a click away on Amazon or Ebay and so cheap.. The Brozz is an old-school CG250 clone and the Templar is CB250 with overhead cam, adjustable shocks and just better suited for dirt.. they do top out at 65mph but for exploring all the dirt and gravel roads near my house they are a blast.. also has been some fun times watching my son learn and progress
That's similar to what I experienced. I had some of the welds fail, both chain guard mounting tabs, the exhaust mounting brackets and the tool box mounts. I had the radiator spring a leak at 2000 KLM which a local radiator guy repaired. The speedo wiring melted, mirrors vibrated off, things like that all the time. Not to forget the screws on the carbies were made of butter and impossible to get out. Anyway you get the idea.The quality has definitely gotten better, but for sure a long way off of the Japanese bikes. The engines/trannies are usually solid, its the little things that keep you busy, but since the entry point is so low and i enjoy fiddling its a win/win.. here's a fun example.. on my son's bikes, we are riding one day and he pulls over and says its not moving in 1st gear.. im like ugh oh,, i look down at the sprocket and while stationary, clutch out in 1st, the sprocket is spinning, the sprocket bolts had sheared off at 4k miles.. so replaced with oem honda bolts and back in the saddle again lol.. oh i also had my rear wheel fall off on one that i later sold, i was sure to drill all axles and use cotter pins after that.. and threadlock is your best friend