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Old 02-09-2005, 09:30 AM   #51
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Default Re: Sorry, I got here late, looks-like a good-one...

Actually I was too lazy to write out the long explanation that you did, but yes the Japanese HAD to practice what Deming preached because they did produce pretty crappy stuff in a war torn country in the 50s and early 60s. Unlike the American companies who became complacent with making money no matter what they produced...autos, steel, electronics, etc..... there was no real motivation to implement Demings ideas until better products mainly from japan kicked american executives in the butt to start competing with other manufacturers around the world. Imagine if a single industry in America would have adopted Demings statistical tools in the 50s or 60s things would look a lot different now....
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:24 AM   #52
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Default Re: Sorry, I got here late, looks-like a good-one...

So you go and make we write all that crap?



Anyway, I agree totally. American (and European/British) manufacturers had no real incentive to build anything better. Until the Japanese came along, that is.
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Old 02-10-2005, 07:22 AM   #53
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Default Re: Clipped Wings

Is this a good time to remember what happened when the Honda V4s were first introduced, now around twenty years ago?

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Old 02-13-2005, 11:29 AM   #54
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Default Re: What the F$%^!!!

Could a bought an 05 LT!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:33 PM   #55
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No, Actually I heard they just bought a whole truckload of J B Weld to be distributed to all of the dealerships doing the repairs, because it has a better HOLD rating than thier factory welds do.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:00 PM   #56
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I'm new here but has anyone checked all Motorcycle recalls?



Check this site and look at 2005 models, no Hondas there!



http://motorcycles.about.com/cs/moto...otorecalls.htm



However about every Harley made has a recall on it and even the BMW's have recalls on them. Looks like all the bashers need to take a look and see who is in the lead!
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