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    I would steer clear of any of these Chinese manufactured bikes or quads. A neighbor of mine was bragging one day because he bought 2 quads and 2 dirt bikes for about what I spent on one quad. I told him that you get what you pay for and he disagreed. Over the last 8 months I have had to fabricate and rebuild components for these because he can't get the OEM parts for them. He is constantly complaining how much it is costing him to keep them running. His argument is that because he didn't pay as much for his he shouldn't have to pay as much to have them repaired. I tried to explain to him that shop rates are shop rates no matter what he paid for the bike. I don't think he would recommend these bikes/quads to anyone. Mike.

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    I wouldn't recommend buying anything that came out of China. I too have had experience with Chinese tools that turned out to be pure junk. I've even hurt myself a few times when they broke, which really pissed me off and I would imagine almost every Chinese tool builder's ears were burning cause I was calling them every name I could think of. I also had a friend that bought a little Chinese quad thinkin he was getting a good deal. He's had to rebuild **** near everything on it and has wound up with more money in it now than he would have had in buying a good American built machine. I'm very leery of anything that has a Made in China tag on it. Whatever happened to the days when American people bought American products made by American workers in American factories to support the American economy...maybe it's just me but I sure as **** see something wrong with this picture!
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    Someone mentioned something about China is a non engineer copying nation, rice ox-cart.....

    Do you know people in china make around $150 US dollar a month? This is the reason why china product is low quality. Surplus of labor and unskilled labor.

    The country is more advance than you think. Go there and see it for yourself before you make racist comments. Don't worry, if you don't speak Chinese, they can speak English. Or maybe you're offended they copy your language too.

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    Lots of good stuff made in China by skilled craftsmen too. I have a toaster story about shopping quality and the priciest isnt always the best. The first post says it all, I bought a cheap piece of junk. What do you expect was a good answer. Americans made some junk too. Wernt afraid to stick it to the customers rear when they had the chance. I dont blame China.

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    its more our own fault for excepting all the crap on the market. turning every thing into expendable. its cheaper to buy a new weed eater than have the one you have fixed. so thats what every one dose and it just keeps the flow of cr ap flowing as we go along with it. the more we buy junk, the more they think its ok and keep making it. we need quality options but have to be willing to pay for quality. if we stop buying cr ap, they will stop making it. supply and demand. every one wants cheap, so they get and accept cr ap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fun4now View Post
    if we stop buying cr ap, they will stop making it. supply and demand. every one wants cheap, so they get and accept cr ap.
    Very true.

    Back to ATVs, my son's friends have two chink ATVs and have rode them to death with no real troubles at all. So my wife got him one and it has been going well for a year now.

    Would I rather have American? you bet...But, Polaris $2300.00 Sunl $600.00 you do the math.
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    The worst part about chinese junk is that the manufaturers are largely anonymous. If you could call and complain, they wouldn't give a **** anyhow since we are anonymouse to them too, they would just smile and nod. I go out of my way to NOT buy chinese. If i can't get it american made i'll look at something made in another country. Ultimately the fault lies with our own corrupt or stupid politicians and our own cheapness and ignorance.
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    you kind of know what to expect when you buy something made in China, but
    what fries me is when you buy something like a supposedly high end Ingersoll Rand die grinder and it has a sticker on it ( after getting it out of the box) that states "Made in China by Ingersoll Rand" and has two of the tinyest most worthless collet wrenches you will ever see.
    At least if you get a China Atv with a China brand, you expect it to be Chinese and Chinese quality
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    Quote Originally Posted by c57u View Post
    The country is more advance than you think. Go there and see it for yourself before you make racist comments. Don't worry, if you don't speak Chinese, they can speak English. Or maybe you're offended they copy your language too.
    Been there several times, and nobody, and I mean nobody other than the goverment supplied interpreters speak a word of English.

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    Chinese products = junk for the most part. Like my Grandfather used to say "When you buy quality you only cry once." It's sad to see companies that make high quality products getting put out of business by this Chinese garbage so I buy American whenever possible.

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