Bloody hell, another Ebay motorcycle comedian

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by The Older Gentleman, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Item no. 280108953216

    Now, I could use a set of four genuine new indicators for the Honda 400
    Four, and a tenner a pop for OE is a good price.

    Except that these are Chinese copies. In fact, if you look very
    carefully at the box in the pic (which I admit I didn't) it says, in
    small letters, 'Jialing' and 'Made in China'.

    But these definitely aren't Honda OE, are there are various subtle
    differences between them and the genuine articles I already have.

    Fucking hell, I'm getting annoyed with these bastards. And this guy,
    with FB of 3000+, should know better.

    Here we go again.....
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 28, 2007
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    A.Clews Guest

    Why is the Honda shown on the box, though? Would a pattern parts company
    be allowed to show the OE mfr's logo on their box?
    A.Clews, Apr 28, 2007
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  3. Because the Chinese tend not to GAF.
    See above. Plus Jialing makes Honda 125 copies (or under licence).
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 28, 2007
  4. He's seen the close resemblance of the Jialing parts and just assumed
    they were actually identical to the original, or close enough that the
    vast majority of purchasers wouldn't notice. I'll bet there will be a
    lot of "restored" CBs out there in future with fake indicators on.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Apr 28, 2007
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    TMack Guest

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    Actually Honda owns 50% of Jialing and the company trades under the
    Jialing-Honda name. It is showing Honda on the box because the company uses
    both names jointly. Usually the Honda part is most prominent on packaging
    etc for obvious reasons.
    TMack, Apr 28, 2007
  6. It's still not an OE Honda CB indicator.
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 28, 2007
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    TMack Guest

    in message
    Fairy nuff. However, he only says that they are genuine Honda - and in a way
    they are. My guess is that this is an "honest error" rather than deliberate
    or careless.
    TMack, Apr 29, 2007
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