Hey MO! How on earth do these darn Chinese get off copying everyone else’s product? Doesn’t seem legal to me, and I’m really sick of seeing all this Chinese clone parts. They are real junk!
Yes, Chinese parts do seem to be “copies” and “clones”, but in reality, most really aren’t. You see many Japanese and American companies have been using Chinese factories for years to produce their products at a more affordable rate. Honda used CFmoto, Kymco, and TGB for example. Yamaha used Linhai and others. These Chinese factories were setup to make such bikes as the ubiquitous GY6. When Honda decided to discontinue this model, the factories that had tooling and training invested in such a venture rightly decided to continue making this product, and to great success. While under Japanese management, some product was understandably a better quality. The Chinese are masters at producing a good product at an unbelievably low price. While many like to complain of Chinese quality, they certainly don’t complain of Chinese price. The price to quality ratio is unbeatable. In the earlier years, quality was unbearable and aweful. It’s getting better and better. The factories still offer different grad parts for different prices, so don’t think that all Chinese parts are the same. Many vendors will show low prices, with junky parts. ScrappyDog is able to offer good quality parts at unbelievable low prices as we are a direct importer, and buy in big volume. This buying power allows us to sell direct to the public at otherwise dealer prices, getting you back on the road for much less.