Surely you don"t want a "cheap back up" you want a "reliable back up" as when you are going to use it (as a back up) it means your main engine has failed so you need the back up to work ?Ha! I looked at these on e bay as well as the ones in my last fred, they offer a 3 year warranty I think, if from a uk dealer it may be a step in the right direction for a cheap backup. Jon
That's the way I would go - Gilly 65, how does this compare to the Parsun you're looking at?You are far better off buying a used motor from one of the major respected brands IMO.
I'd rather trust this as a back up: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENVIRUDE-...315360?hash=item211ff8bb60:g:YW4AAOSwNnRYmOv3Ha! I looked at these on e bay as well as the ones in my last fred, they offer a 3 year warranty I think, if from a uk dealer it may be a step in the right direction for a cheap backup. Jon
I was led to beleive some yams were actually built by selva, same as some yam motorcycles are built by jianshe. If so, then the selva's will be every bit as good as the yams. Resale value doesn't tend to reflect this tho in the case of the bikes, so maybe the bargains are used selvas'?You actually can get a real re-badged Yamaha, they are badged Selva & unsurprisingly not much if any cheaper than if they are badged Yamaha.
Same as you can get Tohatsu badged Honda"s & Mercury/Mariner badged Tohatsu"s.
What I dont get tho, is that it costs the same amount of money to make cr*p steel/ally etc as it does good stuff, so why is a lot of chinese steel like cheese?I understood that they were re-badged but if they are actually built by Selva then they will be built under license to Yams standards & specs where as these Chinese copies/clones are just that, poor imitations that are not built to the originals standards & specs & using inferior materials.
Possiby- they may be the same, or may be slightly altered. You can get say Isuzu engines that look identical to an Isuzu built Vauxhall engine, but bolts dont quite line up etc. Some of the Jianshee yams also have slight variations to the Jianshee themselves, although as we know historically, yam and mariner 2 smokes were identical....Wouldn"t Yam parts fit them ?