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« on: December 13, 2011, 05:59:20 PM »

Don't know what the Aussies are pissed about, Chinese kids need jobs too.

http://www.rushlane.com/harley-davidson-to-shut-their-wheel-manufacturing-unit-in-adelaide-212-jobless-1225591.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 08:50:59 AM »

I'm sure this will bring the prices on Harleys down....  Lol  Crazy
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 03:04:25 PM »

Ya may want to check country of mfg on parts on whatever bike you have.

Piaggio already uses wheels made in China.  I'm pretty sure others do too...

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 03:20:07 PM »


Ya may want to check country of mfg on parts on whatever bike you have.

Piaggio already uses wheels made in China.  I'm pretty sure others do too...




I know Smile - Would not be surprised at all if my bike had Chinese parts.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 05:46:32 PM »

p.s. I would only start getting worried if parts were outsourced to India.

My made in India 2010 LML Stella 150 scooter was the biggest POS I've ever owned.  Fun bike but really happy to sell it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 02:08:18 PM »


Ya may want to check country of mfg on parts on whatever bike you have.



Triumph wheels have typically been made in Italy.  However I can't find that stamped on my Street Triple R wheels...  
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 02:34:05 PM »




Triumph wheels have typically been made in Italy.  However I can't find that stamped on my Street Triple R wheels...  


Now, are you tawkin' about Triumphs made in the UK, or Thairumphs?

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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 02:54:55 PM »




Now, are you tawkin' about Triumphs made in the UK, or Thairumphs?

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I believe the wheels all come from the same place.  That said, Thai factories do produce some other parts such as fuel tanks and frames for Bonnies.  

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 03:27:07 PM »




I believe the wheels all come from the same place.  That said, Thai factories do produce some other parts such as fuel tanks and frames for Bonnies.  




I thought they also made all the Bonnies in Thailand.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 03:29:04 PM »




I thought they also made all the Bonnies in Thailand.


Not all of them, just some of them for certain markets, such as OZ and the US.  The US has a mixture of Thai & UK Bonnies, distinguishable by their VIN only (and by how they are packed in the crates).  
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