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Old 04-13-2011, 04:03 PM
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Why the clone hate?

Long story short - bought a used clone, fair price, runs great, and put a 2" lift and some zillas on it. I got allot of info from here and other forums and will continue to do so. Im just trying to figure out why allot of you guys hate clones so bad? Do you own stock in yamaha and your loosing money?
I just ride to have fun. Its kinda frustrating to see someone all happy about buying a new clone and a majority of people trashing him/her about buying one. "Why didnt you just put up the extra money and get a rhino?" Money doesnt grow on trees, if i can save money in any way Im going to do so. The only problem I see with most of the clones is the person that assembles them.
Sorry had to vent. Let the flaming begin.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:10 PM
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Will stock rhino replacement work on your clone. The thing that worried me the most about those is replacemnt parts or lack of. My buddy cheaped out and bought a Joyner. It's been hell getting replacement parts and most companies don't make good upgrade parts.
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Will stock rhino replacement work on your clone. The thing that worried me the most about those is replacemnt parts or lack of. My buddy cheaped out and bought a Joyner. It's been hell getting replacement parts and most companies don't make good upgrade parts.
In some cases yes, but it depends on what your replacing. Im not sure about motors, I think some parts will work like clutch kits, belts, ect. I dont think cylinders and cranks and internal stuff like that works. The frames are almost identical from what Ive read, I put the cfm 2" lift in mine and it was a direct bolt in.
In my case I bought a Qlink its a big chinese clone company, they make 4 wheelers, scooters and all that stuff. I can go to there website and get basically any part I need for my machine. Tell your buddy to go to Rhinoclones.com the forum is a huge help for the clones and they have dealers and what not on there that mite be able to help him.
Im not a expert what so ever this is just info I get from forums.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:28 PM
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Yea that just scares me that stuff might fit. I've seen tons of China quad, bikes and buggy clones broken and not even able to be fixed.

Now days you can get one hell of a Yamaha Rhino at deal with upgrades and you know you got Yamaha Quality...
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:28 PM
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No flaming here man....I'm with you....guys been giving me chit about thinking outside the box with my SxS too....Rotax powered BTW....j/k...



Seriously, nothing wrong with it at all....your better of with your expendeture on a clone than not having anything to enjoy with the wife/kids at all...etc....motor on goodiemob!!....forget the naysayers..
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I just wanna know how much extra that sweet ass stick holding up the bed is...
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:37 PM
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hey if your happy with it than who cares what other peaple think or say your the one w/it not them....haters will be haters
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I just wanna know how much extra that sweet ass stick holding up the bed is...
You can afford my 8 wheeler, but you can't afford the golden stick!...lol...Lance

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Just ride and have a great time who cares what anyone says. guys on here will help no matter what.
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Agree, don't worry about it, get what you want and can afford; enjoy.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:28 AM
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Rhino Clone verses Yamaha 660

I have helped with many clones mostly Hisun, Massimo the units seem to hold up well. We have found that most of the parts that these two units use, are plug and play, with the Rhino 660 sense the same dies are used. Did Yamaha sell these dies to the clones or are they part owner of the clones, because things fit way to well? Just like Rhino owners everyone looks for after market products to fit it, for either a better price or a better part, if the part is popular enough the part is available in after market. The average clone I have worked have run about 2000 miles in a year. The thing that makes me think that Yamaha is part owners of the clone, is the owners manual is identical. This is a time of copyright infringement, I find if funny that Yamaha isn't going to court over this, unless they sold the rights, or is part owner. The copyright may have run out with the 660 but print is always protected. When I say the books are the same I mean word for word, picture for picture. Yamaha no longer builds the 660 there was still a market. I here about Yamaha being built in the USA, it's assembled here not built here, venders are from the USA but parts are still from over seas. Clones are mostly assembled in Texas. Don't get me wrong I love my rhino but what I see the clone and the 660 are the same, I am sure all clones aren't based on the 660 but what I see I would have no problem purchasing one.

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Must say some clones look pretty good, never rode in one but would like to.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:38 PM
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I notice most of the people bad mouthing the clones, have never owned one. I have seen some neat clones for sale, but they were asking more than i gave my Rhino. If I could get a significant discount I'd go for it, but if I could get a Rhino 660 for about the same price, I'd have no reason to roll the dice on a clone.
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No hate from me. Buy what your pocket can afford. Too many people living beyond their means.

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