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Old 25 February 2006, 08:24   #1
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New outboard manufacturer

Haven't seen these before:

http://www.outboarddirect.co.uk

Anyone heard anything, what do you think it is, could be a rebadged Selva, also makes some reference to Yamaha parts...
Not to keen on the graphics, definatly not as good looking as a big black Etec!

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Old 25 February 2006, 08:53   #2
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..Not to keen on the graphics, definatly not as good looking as a big black Etec!..
You young folk are so superficial...

Actually, that 15hp for about a grand would make a neat auxiliary.
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Old 25 February 2006, 15:41   #3
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Haven't seen these before:

http://www.outboarddirect.co.uk

Anyone heard anything, what do you think it is, could be a rebadged Selva, also makes some reference to Yamaha parts...
Not to keen on the graphics, definatly not as good looking as a big black Etec!

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China -made copy of Yamaha outboards ...
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Old 25 February 2006, 15:53   #4
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You young folk are so superficial...

Actually, that 15hp for about a grand would make a neat auxiliary.
True JW, but they do look a bit low rent, although thats before I had checked out the prices! Very good value for money by the look of it.

Chinese copies - I bought one of those replica mini moto's off ebay, a Chinese copy, absolute rubbish, the welding has to be my favourite!!


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ads i also brought a chinese copy ,110 cc motorcross bike for my son to ride out in the fields ,hes only dropped it about 6 times now bloody good value for money at 265 although a weld on the battery box did break after a couple of months of hard use my own fault really for not checking the bolts holding it to the frame .surely if they offer a 3yr warrenty they cant be that bad .
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Old 26 February 2006, 11:24   #6
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ads i also brought a chinese copy ,110 cc motorcross bike for my son to ride out in the fields ,hes only dropped it about 6 times now bloody good value for money at 265 although a weld on the battery box did break after a couple of months of hard use my own fault really for not checking the bolts holding it to the frame .surely if they offer a 3yr warrenty they cant be that bad .
If the outboards have a 3 year warranty they are obviously confident in the product so they must be alrite.

My mini motos a 50cc twist and go Honda superbike replica, around 200 I think, had a 30 day warranty! The fairing is so thin has cracked in places, now reinforced from the underside with fiberglass matting. The sprocket snapped of the clutch after about 10 hours use. The weld that holds the exhast on has snapped leaving a hole in the exhast (as if it wasn't loud enough already) and the exhaust flopping about. Also had a crack in the fuel filter when it first got delivered so emptied the first tank of unleaded all over the garage floor. And thats all the problems I can remember, its currently in pieces at the moment... All part of the fun though, modifying and improving it.
The 110cc scrambers are 4 strokes and electric start with suspension (mine has none) so are probably a much better prospect and don't rattle themselves into component form after every trip.

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from what i have seen of the chinese copy bikes they leave a lot to be desired and have a resale next to 0,

Not sure i would trust a chinese copy engine, not sure how long they would last, i would rather put my money into a decent second hand item from a major brand

i know the resale of a major brand would be a significant consideration.

time will tell i guess
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Actually, the outboards seem quite expensive in comparison with other chinese copies.
Not sure I'd want one though.
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