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Old 08 July 2010, 16:18   #21
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likewise - although available funds was also an issue.
you're not bored and wanting to do another one are you?
Nope, got one here to do for fun at the moment and it usually costs more than they are worth to make them reliable.
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I know where you are coming from - but its unlikely that it showns no visible signs of corrosion before you leave the slipway, and it starts fine when tested at the slipway. Are the cheap motorbikes not REALLY cheap though - these aren't that cheap. Now that might just mean someone is making more profit - or it might mean that there is a bit more care being taken?
It's Bill Higham. You decide...
The cheap bikes aren't all really cheap-price differentials comparable to the Parsuns vs a main brand. The really cheap ones don't last a year.
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agreed. the reason i'd rather have the 20 yr old mainstream brand is it will almost certainly still be running in 5yrs time with basic tlc; whereas there is a good chance a cheap brand will not. Its telling that most manufacturers are now offering 5yr waranties, and Parsun are only offering 2.
Exactly.
Plus, you know in 5 years time you'll be able to buy parts with no issues.
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