Staton has gone to the dark side.....

Discussion in 'Rack Mounted Engines' started by MotorBicycleRacing, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Looks like the Chinese finally got to Dave.....


    Actually its a pretty good engine and if it sells for $329 shipped will be a good deal
    The real Mitsubishi sells for $464

  2. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    I was going to make some smart a$$ remark about this.....

    BUT went to check it out on Ebay, and it looks like one heak of a good deal!

    FREE shipping as well, WOW!
  3. kerf

    kerf Guest

    A CNC machine in China works just like a CNC machine in Japan. China has ISO 9001 factories and they also have some real junkers. Just look at the HT engines, there seems to be a large disparity in quality between engines from different plants. I believe the supply of Japanese TLE 43's has dried up, looks like they have been outsourced to China. So what's new.
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    WELL - from an old small engine repair man -
    if it's 329 for an engine from China - copy of or whatever
    or 464 for an engine from Japan
    no brainer -- I would pay the extra for the one made in Japan.....

    yes - everything seems to be moving to China
    but - I am in NO HURRY !!!!!!!
  5. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Understand your feelings but I feel it's not where it's made but how it's made.
  6. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Actually you can get one of the Mitsui engine copies for about $140 shipped
    so you could have a spare engine for about the same money

    It comes with an alternator / electric starter too

    Daves gonna have to update his website and eBay auction text

    Next thing you know he's gunna be selling Chinese Honda 50 copies which
    aren't too bad either
  7. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Staton lists the serial number on this engine, it might be the one and only. I've noticed he has had a few oddball engines for sale from time to time, maybe from doing a little R&D of his own. We shall see.

    Gotta love Dave's Oklahoma bluntness, puts it right out there in bold: China Copy.....

    There are a few previous generation Mitsubishi engines still available, though getting harder to find. I recently picked up a new-in-box Mitsubishi T200, 40cc 2HP, made in Japan, $100 shipped. Just got it mounted and it's running great.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008