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Old 03-21-2020, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought I read on here only Polaris was getting parts from overseas...
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No diferent than Ford, GM, Honda and others that have closed. There will be more before it's over and a lot of it is lack of needed supplies to produce the products. Textron has shut down almost all of their subsidiaries. So we just sit and wait for this to end.
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I was wondering how long the Chinese (and/or other overseas supplied) parts would last. It’s amazing how much we have come to rely on Chinese suppliers in particular and I hope this is a big wake up call to at least foster relationships with other suppliers in other countries.

Hopefully most manufacturers still running can hold out, but I expect others to shutdown before this is over.

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The shut down won’t effect the sleds at all. They aren’t building many at all. That will hurt the dirt side though
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The shut down wonít effect the sleds at all. They arenít building many at all. That will hurt the dirt side though
They should shut the dirt side down too...atvtrader has over 200 NEW 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat atvs for sale...

Even more laughable is what TEXTRON paid for A/C when you consider that the dirt side could ONLY garner 7-8% of the atv market share since 1996...
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The shut down won’t effect the sleds at all. They aren’t building many at all. That will hurt the dirt side though
They should shut the dirt side down too...atvtrader has over 200 NEW 2018 and 2019 Arctic Cat atvs for sale...

Even more laughable is what TEXTRON paid for A/C when you consider that the dirt side could ONLY garner 7-8% of the atv market share since 1996...<img src="https://www.hardcoresledder.com/forums/images/smilies/roflmao.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />
I can find hundreds of all brands if I wanted to look. Your post was on terrible taste. These are American jobs you are talking bad about. You should be ashamed of yourself!
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I can find hundreds of all brands if I wanted to look. Your post was on terrible taste. These are American jobs you are talking bad about. You should be ashamed of yourself!
NO...Arctic Cat should be ashamed of how they CONNED the American consumer for years...Having atv's manufactured in Tiawan by KYMCO...Then putting Arctic Cat stickers on them and pretending they were actual A/C products...

Wait...It gets better...Do a comparison between a Kymco Mongoose 250 and a Cat DVX 250...Their the EXACT same bike...BUT...When you need a replacement part, the Cat part is sometimes more than TRIPLE the cost as the Kymco part

If you would like an example heres one...Research the price for the crankshaft for both bikes I previously mentioned...It's the EXACT same part...BUT...Kymco charges somewhere around $250.00...While Cat was gouging the consumer $750.00 for the same part...
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I see this thread headed for the GDF....

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Lock it up! Wrong subject for what's going on around us. Hate for a brand is pretty trivial right now.
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