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March 9th, 2017, 10:57 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by 383hq View Post
Did you deal directly with Taffy, or did you buy the bike from someone who told you the motor had just been rebuilt by Taffy ?

Are you certain, no one has played with it between leaving the workshop and now ?


Mechanics can't win sometimes - to do the job properly costs to much- "can you just do the minimum please, I will do the rest I'm on a budget."
(This is why Porsche only sell replacement engines. Porsche dealership will not rebuild motor, just swap it out as these style incidents can cause reputation damage)

air filter and battery would be the owners responsibility in my mind unless specifically asking the shop to replace.

I only write this post because it reads to me like a second hand bargain was purchased from someone with a rebuild receipt furnished from some time ago that doesn't match the current condition. This has resulted in disappointment and public airing of grievance
And for what's its worth lol. (This is why Porsche only sell replacement engines. Porsche dealership will not rebuild motor, just swap it out as these style incidents can cause reputation damage)

I must say this is totally incorrect.

It has nothing to do with reputation. I have worked at numerous dealerships as a Tech and No dealership will rebuild an engine unless it is a rinky dinky shop and or manufacture. They days of cost efficiency to rebuild vs swap out have left us 30 years ago. It is based on metrics "Cost and Time" Nothing more. They replace with a new engine and with this said mostly remanufactured by the manufacture if you chose to put a so called new engine in vs replacing the auto. They can also give warrantee with it and ensure it is all within spec. They also use all the old parts such as intake, fuel system, electronics etc. It is not new by any means unless it is a warranty swap out and then it is brand new from the manufacture. They will also replace parts as required when it has a defect such as a head or piston or rings if this is only what is required. So engines are torn down all the time by the dealers to replace parts that are required, So yes they rebuild what is required"even Porsche" you break it and we fix it as this is the most cost effective solution. All engines fail and are designed to do such to keep the automotive economy alive.
I have seen engines come right from the manufacture with defects and engines pulled down with replacement parts and the engine is the same as it would have been from the manufacture.
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Originally Posted by jon andersson View Post
It all depends on how you ride, your maintenance regime and luck.
That pretty much sums it up. Nothing lasts forever, eventually even your bike will be like grandads old axe.

But back on topic.

If the OP was my customer, I would at least investigate the issues with the bike and come to some sort of an arrangement. A happy customer is the cheapest form of advertising, ironically there is a paid add on the top of this page that would pretty much get cancelled out by a disgruntled customer venting their issues. If like the OP is doing, and posting clips on Youtube that will come with a search of the business. Well then there's a monetary loss far greater than the cost of the repair.

Of course you can't please everyone, but if there is a genuine issue it's in the better interest of the business owner to rectify it. they call it 'Goodwill'.
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Originally Posted by Hoosaberg View Post
That pretty much sums it up. Nothing lasts forever, eventually even your bike will be like grandads old axe.

But back on topic.

If the OP was my customer, I would at least investigate the issues with the bike and come to some sort of an arrangement. A happy customer is the cheapest form of advertising, ironically there is a paid add on the top of this page that would pretty much get cancelled out by a disgruntled customer venting their issues. If like the OP is doing, and posting clips on Youtube that will come with a search of the business. Well then there's a monetary loss far greater than the cost of the repair.

Of course you can't please everyone, but if there is a genuine issue it's in the better interest of the business owner to rectify it. they call it 'Goodwill'.
I am not trying to be a dick in this post and I do understand most of you followed taffy for years ... but there has been too many things going wrong on this rebuild ...things people point out like oil and filter i personally dont care even the battery ...i had a bill of 450 for work on clutch, cam chain ...plus more for re-checking engine head and probably work on it ...that engine head was for me what really pissed me off to find out that has been repaired and I was told that no damage was occur in the head ....after that i started questioning all the work he has done (are the valve new or used? is the piston new or used? was it on tolerance? ) ....I dont want people to lose business or money ....but what would you have done if you were in me?...i already contacted him even before to make it public ..nothing was done properly.

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I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it. he never said in any context the he purchased the bike directly from taffmeisters...
and chang ones story though out a thread doesn't add any credibility, it gives you a life time sentence..
his orginal post basically stated he purchased the bike from a third party source.
personally, if I'm going to attack someone that does their best to provide parts and labour for these bike then let get a pic of the invoice with the bike year model, and our Italian friends name. otherwise I stick to my original comment......
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Originally Posted by Canadian Boy View Post
I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it. he never said in any context the he purchased the bike directly from taffmeisters...
and chang ones story though out a thread doesn't add any credibility, it gives you a life time sentence..
his orginal post basically stated he purchased the bike from a third party source.
personally, if I'm going to attack someone that does their best to provide parts and labour for these bike then let get a pic of the invoice with the bike year model, and our Italian friends name. otherwise I stick to my original comment......
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I DID PURCHASE THE BIKE DIRECTLY FROM TAFFY...WAS ON HIS WEBSITE NOW HE TOOK IT OUT PLS. CHECK PAGE 2 ...I DIDNT CHANGE THE STORY LINE PEOPLE HERE DID ABOUT ENGINE HRS AND RELIABILITY (I DONT CARE)...JUST PASS PAGE 3 ...I JUST MOVE HOUSE CANT BE ASS TO CHECK THE PAPERWORK ......ciao
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I am really curious to why Taffy has not responded to this post with his version of events? Not like Taffy at all?

I am having a real hard time with the tensioner spring being doubled up???? I really cant believe Taffy could or would do this even with the fact we don't see eye to eye. If he was selling this machine and it was his and not a commissioned bike? Why would he slap it together and miss represent being the salesman?????

Taffy this is a first, I am standing up for you Let us know your end.

Come on Taffy, tell us the story from the dealer point of view?
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well either way I still feel bad for you....it sucks when you wanna ride and can't. .it feel your pain man.
stay positive and. you will be back in the saddle in no time����
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There's an old saying. 'In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king'.

A friend of mine once opened his own bike shop. He was a trained motor mechanic, but in my opinion not a very good one. A lot of his engines blew up, yet it didn't stop him from having a thriving business. He cut a lot of corners and overcharged wherever he could, and his business continued to grow. To a point, karma always wins out in the end.

paolo6, your not the first to complain or have a grievance.
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Now I don't know Paolo from Adam but IF his complaint is genuine and he's tried to address his grievance with the vendor through the normal channels but has got nowhere there can be no complaint if he goes public.
The vendor in question uses a public forum to sell his products and promote his business.
IF the complaint is genuine then Paolo in my opinion has been more restrained.
4 pages of bad publicity and no response. In my business I'd be down the road for that alone.

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yeah, where's paul harvey when you need him ? (prob too long ago for most of you)
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