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Old 09-19-2006, 10:31 PM   #61
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:53 PM   #62
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hehe, jet, i was about to ask if owned stock in these things, i guess ^ that answers that.



just as a test i looked up motorcycles in the yellowpages, plenty of sources for the big 4, probably more than places around here than you can visit in a day. not one for hyosong. and this is houston. imagine going to "big dave's bike shop" in any small town, and asking for hyosong parts. good luck. they are likely to tell you something like "we dont sell vacuums here, sorry..."

more power to you and your shop for carrying hyosong though, ive always felt that competition inspires better product, prices and services. im hoping the big 4 will notice the missing business and up the ante.

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Haha Chris, it's all good bro. I just get defensive when people start badmouthing with UNFOUNDED claims. I'm not a big fan of Hyosung, but I'm also not a big fan of Harley either You have a good point in stating that parts availabilty may be a problem in another area.(too bad many people do not sonsider such things before buying their bikes) For the record, Hyosung Motorcycles have only been in Texas for a few months now. Give them time, and you will see more. Also, for the record, I don't have stock in Hyosung, nor am i a salesman. I'm just the lone soldier fighting the war against unfounded rhetoric and bs. I have agreed with most of the VALID negative points about these bikes, and you just presented a few more VALID points one should consider before purchasing a motorcycle. I hope you don't take offense to anything i say, I don't mean to come across like that. I believe that sharing knowledge makes us all better riders/consumers, and that can only help the good of our motorcycling community.
Until we get to meet in person, keep it safe out there, and keep on learning about every bike you possibly can. Good, knowledgeable parts guys are hard to find these days. You sound like your headed down the right path. JET
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:52 AM   #63
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Denee, I remember back when I started riding dirtbikes and mom was so afraid cause I would ride my friends dirtbikes. she didnt know I had bought my friends yz80 for 500 bux. I would keep it at his house and pick it up every day and go trail riding. Then we moved up to rm125,250's and were racing and jumping bayous. We would get lost in the trails of N. Houston all day!
Mom finally got over it. Oh those were the days..*sigh*
Thanks for helping me to remember its all about loving to ride these machines, not who has the biggest baddest fastest machine. 25yrs ago seems like yesterday, today.
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Sorry to get off topic.^^ Those motorcycles seem like they will be fine for beginers and someone looking to bang around for less dollars.
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:49 AM   #65
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Jrock, I know many people may feel the same, but don't express it. It's pretty much about making memories. I have so many stories to tell, that when I get with someone and start talking bikes, I can't shutup!! lol I just get excited!!
I guess what's sad in a way, is someone having to hide the fact that he/she is doing something fun! not drugs! I met a guy at a shop yesterday, and after talking to him, he said he wish he had a mom like me! Made me feel pretty darned good! When I had moved to Beaumont, I bought a GSXR600, crashed it, broke my ankle, and the way Mom found out~ I called her from the hospital!! lol She was mad at first, but she knows my love for bikes and knows Im a good rider!

OK, back to this 250cc bike again. I"m going to post what the guy on Ebay said about his Hyosong if I can copy it ok. I am interested in looking at this bike Jet, so I'll be getting in touch with you. I"m in for trying new things, and I"m not going to let the part issue bother me too much. Again, I don't ride very often, and my daughters could ride this bike solo I"m pretty sure. I think they're should be a good looking bike like this in the 250 range! I don't need 600cc's on our street to have fun! Yamaha once had a 400, and Honda had a 250cc 4cylinder sportbike! I bet that was an awesome bike!
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Below is the paragraph from a person selling Hyosong. He was kind of enough to write the folllowing:

Hello Denee,
As far as parts goes, it really depends if you have a Taiwanese brand or a mainland China brand. We only carry manufacturer-backed Taiwan and Korean bikes and that normally means a steady parts supply. All these major brand bike folks have to do is start waving their arms and yelling about -No parts-, and everybody listens. The way it works with this market is simple, and applies to what I call -container bikes-. You and I want to brand our own bikes, let's call them Denees Dragons, the hottest brand in the US. We would arrange to meet a Chinese -Agent- who would have arranged a tour of a half dozen factories. Each factory would show us pictures of different models that they could customize with specific stickers or body pieces. Most would be under 300cc. We would then defer to your artistic sense and have you select the styles of body parts and color schemes. Okay, show them the money and wait for your four containers of forty bikes each (160) to arrive. You get 2-5% parts allowance thrown in with the deal, but if you need any other parts, you will pay a premium. After those parts are bought by customers who have issues, you call to order more. Guess what? They have changed the plugs on the regulator since you last ordered and the carbs are no longer the same. But if you buy four more containers of the next model, they will scrounge parts from a sister company who still makes the same model with the same parts. Oh yeah, don't bother finding out who the sister company is, it doesn?t exist, or they won?t talk with you unless you want to place an order. These are the tricks of the Chinese bike market. The truth is most Japanese bikes contain a high percentage of Taiwan and Korea content. Some Yamahas and Hondas are assembled in Taiwan and shipped directly to the US. KYMCO and Hyosung are both backed with factories, they are not -container bikes-. Thanks for your interest.
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I don't know how to interpret this, but you can re-tell me what he actually means please. I appreciate him taking the time to explain.
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wow that looks 100 times better than the GSF500 they had at the dealer... I guess it was an older one.
I went to a hyosung dealer their stuff is so cheap looking... exposed screw heads on the back of the tail section,
go back to the dealer and try to figure out why that screw is in the tail
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It wasn't that long ago that the japanese bikes were the cheap imports with poor parts availability. I know most on here aren't old enough to remember, but back in the day everybody rode Husky's, bultaco's, triumphs etc...... The 4 brands came in & slowly made a name for themselves 1st by having cool products at lower prices & 2nd by increasing quality as sales went up. Now that prices are through the roof on the big 4, its time for the cycle to start all over.
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It wasn't that long ago that the japanese bikes were the cheap imports with poor parts availability. I know most on here aren't old enough to remember, but back in the day everybody rode Husky's, bultaco's, triumphs etc...... The 4 brands came in & slowly made a name for themselves 1st by having cool products at lower prices & 2nd by increasing quality as sales went up. Now that prices are through the roof on the big 4, its time for the cycle to start all over.
Well spoken words of wisdom IMO.
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I'd like to see one of these Korean-made bikes. In the scooter world, names like Kymco and Hyosung have pretty good reputations, not perfect, but not "cheap junk" or "container " either. The scooters are usually sold by reputable people and come with warranties and parts availability. Fit and finish is not going to be great, but I bet will get better with time (like with Hyundai LOL).

Pretty soon, when I can walk/ride again, I'll be shopping for a new bike. Maybe sometime this winter I'll trade the Ninja in for something newer/bigger. I won't say "no" to a bike like this until I can see it first hand.
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First they are Chinese then they are Japanese and now they are Korean what the is it?
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About Hyosung

Hyosung Motors Australia (HMA) was established in 2000 for the purpose of importing and distributing Hyosung motorcycles and scooters. HMA also imports and distributes spare parts and provides technical back up and after sales service to its extensive network of retailers Australia-wide. Hyosung Motors Australia Pty Ltd is 100 per cent Australian owned and managed.

Hyosung is one of the largest and most respected companies in South Korea, and was founded in 1952. Hyosung Motors & Machinery was established in 1978 as a motorcycle manufacturer. In 1979 a technical tie up was established with Suzuki Motor Corp of Japan for producing Suzuki models for some Asian markets. Hyosung established its own R&D centre in 1986 to develop models under the Hyosung brand for export to global markets under the banner "Made by Hyosung, ridden by the World". Around 12 per cent of staff are engaged in R&D to keep pace with aggressive development of new models suitable for export markets. Hyosung produces some models that carry a Japanese brand name that are exported worldwide, and components produced by Hyosung can be found on several other brands of motorcycles.

Some facts about Hyosung Motors & Machinery:
It is equipped with an annual production capacity in excess of 200,000 motorcycles;
It has ISO9001 certification from TUV in Germany;

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The naked model sales for about $3200. . .The full fairing red bike shown sells for about $3699. Keep in mind I'm just the parts guy, so these prices may not be 100% correct
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check out the Hysoung troy. . .
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