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Old 08-01-2003, 03:31 AM   #1
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Whoo hooo! First post. Score!



Funny how my 1978 CX 500 loses its CDI box the

day before this is announced. Funnier still is that

Honda gets $400 for a CDI box. Even funnier than that is that you can build your own

CDI box for $11 worth of parts, an hour's time, and a circuitboard kit.



Boy, how does Honda do it?

I guess 4000% profit is better than none.

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Old 08-01-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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You think Harleys are expensive, try dropping a Honda.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:00 AM   #3
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Interesting. My understanding is that Honda car sales are doing very well. I doubt that their power equipment sales have a big impact on their overall business. I wonder if their motorcycle sales are dropping off?
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:01 AM   #4
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Never mind- missed that paragraph in the release.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:12 AM   #5
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A 25 year old CDI fimally goes pop, and Honda had a CDI available, that was stored in a warehouse for 25 years, a building that needed maintenance for 25 years, have an inventory system that kept track of the CDI, employ people to keep track of the inventory, and people wonder whay a OEM part for a 25 year old bike cost alot?
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:12 AM   #6
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Notice the drop in R & D costs. That's because they're using air-cooled pushrod twin engines in their biggest sellers.

The R & D costs on those was paid for 70 years ago on knuckleheads.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:31 AM   #7
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Thank you for explaining the cost of overhead to the dunderhead.
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:32 AM   #8
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Which bikes does Honda sell that air-cooled pushrod twins?
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:55 AM   #9
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They also used the warehouse to store other parts.

The cost for the CDI manufacture would have been incured in '78 when the production run for that part started. Storage for those particular parts would have decreased over the 25yr period as inventory was used up and any space freed up would go to store other parts. Also by using that CDI on a number of different models, if possible, they could further maximize profit. The cost of tracking one particular part out of all their inventory would be next to impossible to figure.

While it's great that you can still buy parts for 25 y.o. Japanese bikes, $400. is alot of money for a part that could sell for $50, bucks and still turn a profit. Japanese makers habit of constant design change, exclusive parts for each individual model and sole-source manufacturing add a great deal to their cost/profit structure.
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Old 08-01-2003, 06:00 AM   #10
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Aren't some of their cruiser models pushrod twins? I admit I pay no attention to cruisers but I was under the impression that some of their models were. I may be wrong.
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