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Old 20th August 2020
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The world would be a much better place without china in it.

But then we'd all have to make our own stuff !

And who would buy The US Governments IOU's ? (Treasury Bonds)

I think it's a great scam. Useless bits of paper in exchange for real things you can use.
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I gave up on my Keihin, rebuilding, cleaning, big jets, little jets, nothing worked. I gave up going to park it in the corner and let it sit. Saw these Chinese carbs on ebay and for the the price I was willing to give it try. Put it on fired it up and have had no issues.
What model Keihin?
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I gave up on my Keihin, rebuilding, cleaning, big jets, little jets, nothing worked. I gave up going to park it in the corner and let it sit. Saw these Chinese carbs on ebay and for the the price I was willing to give it try. Put it on fired it up and have had no issues.

Even if you don't use it on a bike what a great diagnostic tool.

I have a box full of carbs. Everything from MGAL''s through DC's and Tillotson not to mention S&S Super B Turbo versions. Yes, a keihin is in there.

But I will probably buy another of these carbs just to sit on the shelf to be used as a diagnostic tool. The other carbs I have are (mostly) worth a lot more money and will find a life on an engine at some point in time. (If not in my life time)

I would have the carb on for testing today but I have an electrical issue with the bike it's going on. I have to fix that first. (Oh ! Maybe it's a carb problem ?)
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we live with this china cheap crap everyday.only things I buy for my bikes is American and that's about it for me
Except for my Sony CD changers and 1 industrial grade Panasonic VHS..
ALL of my stereo system is made in AMERICA.....

CROWN:
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FM-III TUNER
EQ-II
2 800-SERIES PRO TAPE DECKS
10 POWER AMPS

JBL:

2 PAIR L-100-A
1 PAIR L-150
1 PAIR L150-A

TURNTABLES

1 RABCO ST-8
1 EMPIRE 598

Samsung bought Harman who owned Crown and JBL and fired all the gifted engineers at both companies, shut down the pattern shop in Northbridge, shut down Elkhart, Indiana Crown and moved it all to Mexico

I'll never buy another thing made by them that is not the old stuff.
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