many rumors about the quality of chrome on CJ750 sidecars
so this FAQ will set all the information straight. There
are only a few dealers that use good quality chrome.
Do not believe the rumor that "Chinese Chrome is
not good". The unscrupulous dealer that tells you
that chrome is not good mainly because it maximize his
profit by giving you painted parts only. If you want
a standard PLA CJ750 M1 or M1M for export that has little
or no chrome parts it should not cost more than 2,100USD.
Check out our price list,
do your research and compare.
are three types of chrome parts in Beijing. Unfortunately,
most shops will use the less expensive chrome which
will tend to rust. Excellent quality chrome is expensive.
There is excellent quality chrome available and Big Bill's Bikes
and a few other dealers will use this type of chrome
for our premium Chang Jiang 750 sidecars. On premium
restoration our chrome is 100 of the best quality, be
aware that some dealers will combine good chrome with
stock chrome. You can see the quality differences in
dealers use factory – Nan Chang
chrome parts, which Big Bill's Bikes considers as the lowest grade
of chrome. All of the factory "new" CJ750
sidecars come with this chrome. Normally you can see
the polishing lines and scratch marks on the surface.
Over time, usually a few months of exposure to the elements,
this chrome will turn yellow and rust. This chrome gives
of a dull shine and will not reflect any images clearly.
Beijing the most popular chrome is the medium quality
chrome shop of Yung Le. Many shops
use this factory because they do a fairly decent job,
definitely better than the stock Nan Chang chrome, and
it is not too expensive. This chrome is shiny and is
fairly smooth however it is gives off a whitish sheen.
The quality is not consistent because chroming varies
depending on the part and also it is only polished only
once during the chroming process. This chrome will last
a bit longer than Nan Chang chrome, however will eventually
rust within a year or so.
best quality chrome available comes for a factory called
Fu Hao. The owner of this factory is
trained by German technicians and has all the proper
polishing wheels and tools for the correct process in
doing excellent chroming. Each layer from the original
part, the copper, then nickel is all polished during
the process and when the chroming is applied thus the
finish is far superior to all the other chrome available.
The parts are all bathed to correct time and temperature
so it will not be too hard or bubble up. Not only is
it smooth, the shine is bluish and reflects like a mirror,
it will not rust and last for a long time. Look at our
photos and you can see the difference in the shine between
our premium CJ750 restoration compared to our regular
CJ750 sidecars. This chrome is much more expensive then
other chrome also during the process many of the parts
get ruined and damaged from the polishing so it pushes
up the price.
Big Bill's Bikes
charges the best prices in town for excellent quality
chrome, ask around and visit our shop. We set the standards
for fair pricing. There is no need to pay more, you
can bring our price list to the various shops to get
a fair price or just get it from us with no bullshit.
Check out our beautiful Chang Jiang 750 sidecars and
compare the quality.
Chang chrome 3,200 RMB
Yung Le chrome 4,800 RMB
Fu Hao chrome 8,300 RMB
around with all the dealers and look at the differences
of our chrome parts and importantly ask them what they
are charging and what you are getting. We can even take
you to the factory direct for those that order more
than one premium restoration CJ750!
note that when ordering excellent quality chrome may
take longer than the usual required time to assemble
your Chang Jiang 750 sidecar.
by Chang Jiang 750 riders for Chang Jiang 750 riders!