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Old October 30th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by FORD FLARESIDE View Post
Y'all make me laugh!!!

Those who are complaining about the Chinese models, have you ever owned or worked on one? Serious question. I'm gonna say no, and your just swinging your e-nads.

I can buy any part for my boys rig on line and have it in two days. Is the product less quality? Maybe. However, I've owned Honda, Yamaha and currently a Kawasaki quad.

Lets run some price for grins and giggles. Shock on the redcat 39.99 full adjustable, rebuildable, but why bother for 39.99. Shock on my 80cc Kawasaki, $700.00 rebuildable only by a "professional" $200 for kit, another $150 for labor.

Chain and sprocket, opps, ........same manufacturer whether Japanese or Chinese Brand, but 50% less bought through on-line store.

Fuel pump Chinese $14.99, Kawasaki $265, except the Kawasaki has gone out twice and the Chinese is still working.

Original purchase price; I bought used for both. $300 for the Chinese, $1000 for the Kawasaki. (okay a little bit a difference in resale, but not major in my book)

Currently, with busy life schedule and cost to repair,............yup the chinese rig is currently drivable, and the yamaha .........well its still waiting for a fuel pump.

OH, lets not leave Honda out of this........a "foreman" just left my garage with two brand new CVC joints. Yeah that was fun, and costly.

Everything, is made with "just enough" quality to make the sale. If I were to buy the so called "Name Brands" ..........we wouldn't be able to do as many things, and the trip my boy and I took to the Badlands would never have happened. Sometimes you buy a little less to do a little more with what really counts. Spending time with family and friends.

.......let me add one thing though, if you are going above and beyond normal operation of said vehicle, then yeah maybe one of the name brands are more suited for you.
What the hell do you do to your machines!? We have 3 yamahas and we never have any problems with them. Put good gas in, fresh oil, clean the filters, change the spark plugs and they run forever. Hell we still have my brothers 50cc three-wheeler in the shed and it starts first pull everytime and its over 30 years old!!
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