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post #1 of 15 Old 08-19-2014, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Found chinese crash bars - Givi copy?

They seem to me a copy of Givi bars, but i think they're a bit pricey.

Engine Crash Protector Guards Bars for 1982 CB900F CB 900 F CB900 900F HORNET-in Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-19-2014, 04:53 AM
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I work with a Chinese engineering intern, spent last week with him. He was born and raised in China, and is going back soon, hopes to return.

I asked him about the products from China, and he said that the majority of manufacturers use the cheapest ways possible to make anything, it's all about short term profits.

For example, the metal itself is pure crap, the cheapest they can find. So, if you would actually need those bars to work, they odds are they will fail.

If you want them just for the looks, they might be OK if they fit.

I'd avoid them like the plague.

If for no other reason, it's a blatant cheap rip-off and if people keep buying them, they will keep making them.

Here is another example of why it's wrong - and you can find these for many companies -

http://www.dynojet.com/whats_new/Pre...OffJetKits.pdf

Oh - and this applies to everyone that buys the cheap chinese crap - don't complain about lost jobs or low wages, you helped create the problem. LOL

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Amen brother!

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I asked him about the products from China, and he said that the majority of manufacturers use the cheapest ways possible to make anything, it's all about short term profits.
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Oh - and this applies to everyone that buys the cheap chinese crap - don't complain about lost jobs or low wages, you helped create the problem. LOL

It's true, indeed.

But don't buy Apple, too.

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But don't buy Apple, too.
My company gave me a cell phone, brand new iPhone, I've always been an Android kind of a guy.

I gave the iPhone plenty of chances to impress me.

Ultimately, I set the call forwarding on it, hope I never have to carry it.

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My company gave me a cell phone, brand new iPhone, I've always been an Android kind of a guy.

I gave the iPhone plenty of chances to impress me.

Ultimately, I set the call forwarding on it, hope I never have to carry it.
Too funny, the state is forcing me to use their iPhone which sucks. Not looking forward to it as I'll have to carry two phones. No way around it, I tried. And I work in a profession where it's a very bad idea to give out personal numbers.

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Look to me like they're not even for our bike... 1982 CB900F

Did they actually call that one the hornet anywhere?

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Too funny, the state is forcing me to use their iPhone which sucks. Not looking forward to it as I'll have to carry two phones. No way around it, I tried. And I work in a profession where it's a very bad idea to give out personal numbers.
Do what I did, set the iPhone on call forwarding and never look back. I have a brand new iPhone with really nice otter cover case thing and belt clip mounted on a organizer on my desk, plugged in for life.

Call my business phone, instantly and seamlessly goes to my Android....

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Do what I did, set the iPhone on call forwarding and never look back. I have a brand new iPhone with really nice otter cover case thing and belt clip mounted on a organizer on my desk, plugged in for life.

Call my business phone, instantly and seamlessly goes to my Android....
Can't... I'm deaf. As such, my professional video phone account will be tied to the state phone, can't forward that to my personal cell. Also, I will be using text messages to communicate with clients and forwarding text messages would result in me responding with my personal cell number, bad idea!

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And getting a personal phone with double SIM?

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And getting a personal phone with double SIM?
Say Wha?!

More info pls!

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Say Wha?!

More info pls!
This is old man, go onto Ebay and you'll see clones and the likes with dual SIM for that international/hide phone records from the wifey action...switching SIM on the fly is pretty simple I'm told as well. First I saw was an Apple Iphone (1st gen) clone when they first came out.

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The ironic part is that the dual sim phones are chinese

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Newsflash-Almost all electronics are Chinese, including Android phones.

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Those bars look ok to me, If you need some crash bars, I'd give them a shot...Just remember, we have several threads about how the early Givi bars themselves had crap welds, etc...and they are crash bars, not cooling pipes on a nuclear reactor. They should be fine.

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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