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Old 05-08-2010, 08:03 AM
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Just curious on where we stand on an american made motor, it does seem that the HT are starting to dry up. Is there anyone out there seriously working on an American Made version.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:10 AM
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Yep, you. Thanks for volunteering. I'll take 3 assuming they are better in quality than the china ones.
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If a 2 stroke was truly manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A. the costs would be prohibitive for most builders. We don't allow child labor to assemble the engines, our production methods & standards would further prevent a low cost engine available to all.

I would love to buy an American 2 stroke and pay a little more for it; just don't see it possible anytime soon.
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It would be possible if someone here makes the engines in there shop or garage.
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I think Jim is going to be producing an American Made 2 stroke engine in the near future. He says that it will be reasonably priced, and that it is going to scream! I really hope this happens. If it does, that means no more break downs, no more sheering studs, no more checking bolts, and best of all, no more worrying if the thing is gunna blow up! This will revolutionize the motorized bicycle community, and we can all get a nice "Made in USA" sticker to put on one of the engine covers. Hope it happens. We will just have to wait and see....

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If Jim makes one, it will sell like "Hot Cakes"!
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I fly model airplanes and gasoline 2 stroke engines from China flooded the market and are 1/2 to 3/4 cheaper than the german and japanese imports. An individual decided to manufacturer a US made engine and offered it at a price of 429.00. A similar China engine sells from 180 to 250 depending on manufacturer. People all told him that it was overpriced and would never sell.

Guess what, they are selling like hotcakes. Quality will eventually win over time. Syssa Aircraft Performance
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I really believe that if Jim can build them, they will sell!
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I'd pay twice as much for an american made 2 stroke, assuming it does in fact meet the "made in america" standards that we are all assuming. Especially if Jim is the one building it, I don't have a single complaint about anything I've ever bought from him as far as quality and manufacturing go, wait times are another story, lol, but still definitely worth their weight in gold.
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I bought a half dozen HT's when they were 48 dollars plus shipping....so I'm good.
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