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« on: 13.10. 2021 09:20 »
hi. has anyone had any experience with any of the guys in india reproducing motorcycle parts? parts look nice but have been a little leary on purchasing. thanks
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Re: india parts
« Reply #1 on: 13.10. 2021 11:41 »
G'day Gary.
It can be a bit of a lottery. Some good, some bad, some bl@@dy awful.
Similar to China, there may be several factories producing the same part. Some further down the food chain than others.
Years ago I bought a front guard for my plunger. It was that rough (grinder marks) it took 2 cans of spray filler before primer and paint.
Other parts fitted straight on.
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Re: india parts
« Reply #2 on: 13.10. 2021 12:00 »
Likewise approx 5 yrs ago I bought a speedo ,first one was kph instead of mph ,emailed seller over in India and 2 days later the correct one turned up ,still working well ,I hope not ridden this year. For £29.!!!
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Re: india parts
« Reply #3 on: 13.10. 2021 12:07 »
Likewise approx 5 yrs ago I bought a speedo ,first one was kph instead of mph ,emailed seller over in India and 2 days later the correct one turned up ,still working well ,I hope not ridden this year. For £29.!!!
Did they pay your postage to send the other one back?
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Re: india parts
« Reply #4 on: 13.10. 2021 12:54 »
Afternoon Neil, still got it I think kicking around our old office obviously stood 'em at pennies , I was well chuffed.
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Re: india parts
« Reply #5 on: 13.10. 2021 13:25 »
Bob,

What they planned for with fast and free corrective service was a goodwill boost. To be fair to them, you could share their name. Each member can decide for themselves if they choose to buy from this vendor, but you will have returned the goodwill.

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Re: india parts
« Reply #6 on: 13.10. 2021 14:39 »
Gary

I’ve had two experiences with buying BSA tinware from India both being positive.
A gas tank and a front fender.
Both needed a bit of fettling but no major drama
It was quite some time ago so I don’t remember the vendor

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Re: india parts
« Reply #7 on: 13.10. 2021 20:01 »
thanks . i did run across another thread on here somewhere couple guys mentioned a person that goes by pummy. said his parts were half descent. thanks again
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Re: india parts
« Reply #8 on: 13.10. 2021 21:15 »
Do I need to state the obvious that there are probably 1000’s of suppliers of bike parts (and probably manufacturers) in India.....so you need a specific recommendation of a supplier, and even then I think you may find the quality variable. Online stores usually will have feedback/reviews you can check.

“Made in China” no longer carries the stigma it used to.....made in Japan (aka “nippon” in older times) certainly doesn’t, India (in my opinion) is still a work in progress, but for classic bike parts it will always be a niche industry.

Just my 2 cents worth
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