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  1. #1 Greetings from New Zealand 
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    Greetings

    I am the happy owner of the only Zongshen RX3 in New Zealand. I bought it from the original importer in February this year and have covered nearly 3000km since.

    I took quite a long time (for me) to make up my mind whether or not to buy my Zongie but haven't regretted the decision. The bike is solidly built, reasonably powerful and very well equipped.

    A couple of weeks ago i went on my first rally, The cold Kiwi. It is early spring here and the temperatures hovered around freezing for most of the weekend, very cold for camping in a tent!

    The campsite was extremely muddy and wet but I had a great time anyway.

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    I plan to do quite a bit of touring and camping over the summer and will try to remember to take photos so I can share this amazing country with everyone.

    Happy riding
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    Hi and welcome to MCM

    Although I consider the RX3 to be 1 off the better made Chinese bike, it's still a Chinese made bike.
    So hold off with your happy news untill a year or so to see if the bike is still going and not to many bits have fallen off.

    Good lucky and enjoy your rides out.
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I'm sure you speak from experience regarding reliability but as a long-time lover of Italian cars, things falling off is not only restricted to China. If you've owned an Italian car made in the 60's, 70's or 80's you'll agree that there was always something loose and something else which wasn't working today. I'm currently driving my 6th Fiat and although I regularly utter the threat that the next car will be Japanese it hasn't happened yet.

    There will be items needing attention. I've already started replacing suspect nuts and bolts with quality ones whenever I do any maintenance and I think I'll replace the chain quite soon as it seems to be stretching quite a lot. Regular check ups have kept all my Fiats reasonably reliable over the years so I'll start there and see how we go?
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    It all comes down to ones "expectations" and it sounds like yours are realistic.
    So you will be fine, good luck and keep us all here on MCM updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prince666 View Post
    It all comes down to ones "expectations" and it sounds like yours are realistic.
    So you will be fine, good luck and keep us all here on MCM updated.
    I nearly bought one, I liked it, Linuxyeti has one but I found it struggled a little bit with my big fat body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPhil View Post
    I nearly bought one, I liked it, Linuxyeti has one but I found it struggled a little bit with my big fat body.
    Well Phil BIG, yes not FAT mate lol
    There should be a 400 c.c one coming out soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkew View Post
    Greetings

    I am the happy owner of the only Zongshen RX3 in New Zealand. I bought it from the original importer in February this year and have covered nearly 3000km since.

    I took quite a long time (for me) to make up my mind whether or not to buy my Zongie but haven't regretted the decision. The bike is solidly built, reasonably powerful and very well equipped.

    A couple of weeks ago i went on my first rally, The cold Kiwi. It is early spring here and the temperatures hovered around freezing for most of the weekend, very cold for camping in a tent!

    The campsite was extremely muddy and wet but I had a great time anyway.

    IMG_20170902_091833.jpgIMG_20170902_112608.jpg

    I plan to do quite a bit of touring and camping over the summer and will try to remember to take photos so I can share this amazing country with everyone.

    Happy riding
    Who's the importer and where you in NZ
    I'm from NZ living in China and I own a red one! I know a fair amount how to repair and I'm a couple hours by train from the factory too
    How much easy it?


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    The 400 looks really great, I like the double disks up front, and that it looks very much like the 250, just beefier. The only question now is how do I sneak a second RX3 into the shed?
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    Want me to send you a new bike? Or should I ride one back to NZ lol


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