How to spot a fake PWK Airstriker carb and others...

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How to spot a fake PWK Airstriker carb and others...

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:06 pm

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Re: How to spot a fake PWK Airstriker carb and others...

Post by 60something » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:53 pm

Sometimes a knockoff will not have any markings on it; no Sudco, no Keihin, nothin'...not saying how I know this.
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Re: How to spot a fake PWK Airstriker carb and others...

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:58 am

It's tempting to buy one so don't feel bad... 8-)
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Re: How to spot a fake PWK Airstriker carb and others...

Post by 60something » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:57 pm

I took it apart and compared the quality of each item with my old Keihin and I have to say that the quality appears to be excellent. It's like back in the early '60s Japan was building tons of cheap junk, then their manufacturing improved until their stuff was better than ours. I think we're in the same cycle with the Chinese. A lot of the cheap Chinese stuff has improved greatly in quality compared to what was seen around Y2K. :o

Unfortunately, if there's ever another world war, we're gonna be out of luck, as we no longer have the capability to manufacture hardly anything. :(
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Re: How to spot a fake PWK Airstriker carb and others...

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:36 pm

Remember Japanese toys when we were kids?
Yeah, cheap junk :lol:
Then they started importing cars to the US... I thought.... Cheap Junk :lol:
But then I started seeing Japanese cars with 200k on them and still running strong :shock:

The thing that irritates me about it is that it was never a secret as to how to do it.

But getting back to your statement about how we can't manufacture anything...
It's true that we can't do a lot of things anymore...
TV's, Computers, Tools, just about anything you can name...
But somehow it seems that the US can build weapons... How does that work?
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