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March 4th, 2017, 09:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Taffmaister..don't buy/trust!

First of all, Today something new, I have never wrote a bad review so I am not one of those who dick around the internet.
I am just a ''nomarl guy'' with a passion that goes up and down depending on the weather but this is related to
something important to us. Mechanics are also the key for keeping our passion running, we all have found good one and
bad one, so this is my story about a mechanic that i thought was good and it came out be a nightmare.

Bought a husaberg 650 with engine been rebuild by taffy (David) not the kind of guy down the road but a ''professional'' with
years of experience ...and here's what I found

1)air filter mouldy
2)old dirty oil (I only road the bike for total of 6 hours, 3 oil change, oil still dirty)
3)no exaust gasket (pissing oil all over)
4)dead or shit battery (charged it) it was in the bin 2 months later

at this point you think well engine just been rebuild shouldn't be any suprise (wrong...F----- WRONG)

bike smoke and smoke on start...also when I was releasing the clutch in first gear the bike was bugging

and all the suprise and joy came out after taking the engine apart

1)can chain tensioner had a double spring, A F---- DOUBLE SPRING I used to double spring my pen back in school but not my F.... CAM CHAIN TENSIONER
2)we replaced clutch driving sleeve and fixed the starting first gear
3)engine head wasnt in place was leaking oil from the head gasket
4)ENGINE HEAD been told wasn't damaged from the previous blow up well WRONG it has been repaired and skimmed with poor result

NOW

1)now we need to understand as there is still a leaking in the head we replace the valve seal but still persists
so what we need to find now is if i have to bin the engine head or bin the valve as he could have put some used one for what we know

2)piston is new( so engine rebuild was recent) unfortunately we cant tell if the rings were put correctly maybe we need to break the
entire engine to pieces

3)I already wrote an email to taffy a week ago, I was told in the email that the head was damaged from valve etc.
but unfortunately is just not head was damage welded and skimmed

4)I believe it was all set up I mean cam chain and everything ...I am feeling that this guy put it together with the purpose to explode soon
so he could sell me some part to fix it ...isn't it???

hope you all read my experience and have twice the thought before using this guy...for me NEVER EVER AGAIN
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March 4th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #2
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March 4th, 2017, 12:10 PM   #3
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Just a question on this as I am curious??

Was the bike purchased from the shop that rebuilt or from a third party? How many hours on the machine since it was rebuilt? Was the customer who had the rebuild done aware of the damaged head? Was this a full remanufacture of engine or replacement of damaged parts? Was it actually 2 springs or did the spring break into two sections?

I don't agree with the Taffy marketing on this site but am sure he is more than able to repair and or rebuild an engine and does know a thing or two about the Husa. I cant say I have used this shop personally, but find this to be an ton of stuff wrong for a fresh rebuild and being one who owns a shop I have a hard time thinking someone would or could do this on purpose as some kind of warrantee should exist from the shop after the repair was done?

Was the bike sold as is and cheap or was it sold at high market value with implication that it was perfect.



Did you receive the bike right after the rebuild or had it been used?
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Another question?

What oil did you use for the 3 oil changes? I change my oil almost every ride and it is always dark and dirty and my machine is almost new.
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Originally Posted by paolo6 View Post
First of all, Today something new, I have never wrote a bad review so I am not one of those who dick around the internet.
I am just a ''nomarl guy'' with a passion that goes up and down depending on the weather but this is related to
something important to us. Mechanics are also the key for keeping our passion running, we all have found good one and
bad one, so this is my story about a mechanic that i thought was good and it came out be a nightmare.

Bought a husaberg 650 with engine been rebuild by taffy (David) not the kind of guy down the road but a ''professional'' with
years of experience ...and here's what I found
.....
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4)I believe it was all set up I mean cam chain and everything ...I am feeling that this guy put it together with the purpose to explode soon
so he could sell me some part to fix it ...isn't it???

hope you all read my experience and have twice the thought before using this guy...for me NEVER EVER AGAIN
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
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Another question?

What oil did you use for the 3 oil changes? I change my oil almost every ride and it is always dark and dirty and my machine is almost new.
the bike was purchase from the shop that rebuild it, on the display it show up 40hrs of use when i bought it and now i only put 6 more(piston is new), the costumer probably yes but i wasn't informed, replacement of parts, the spring broke into 2 section and fuse together also the cam chain tensioner didn't stay still i might post a video tomorrow. I had 2 months guarantee unfortunately I purchase in winter so I took the frame/plastic apart and clean it when i start riding it in January I start having lots of problem...

the bike was sold at 3.6k so really high value I was expecting the engine to be spotless

oil i use motul (i think 10w40 )...what's happening he might have rebuild the engine and used it a little bit and then left it with dirty oil and the filter went mouldy, it keeps getting dirty for what it was left from before (just need some cycling) ...

this bike for me was sold as a nuclear bomb and my mechanic told me ''you are luky so f--- luky''
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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
just been rebuilt by taffy (piston is bran new) ...it's been used for sure and then sold, that's for me explain dirty oil and filter...what have you done then in your situation ? i only rode it for 6 hours that's it...and I got a bill of 450 and there still problem on it ...I might need a new head (as there might be a micro fracture and oil go throw) or valve might be used...at this point I have to doubt about everything
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Piston and rings doesn't really constitute a "rebuild"
For example Honda CRF ring replacement interval is 15 hours ...

my husaberg will do 1500 hours before I look at it, different bikes I know, but you get the idea of recommended v actual

Out of interest, is the engine number on the receipt you have, and what was the date ?

Many failure possibilities when dealing with three parties - i.e. Taffy does work, shop run bike without putting coolant in it (busy mistake) etc etc

What would I do ?
Because you didn't deal direct with Taffy, there is not much you can do with Taffy, you need to deal with the person/shop that sold you the bike. They will tell you it was sold "as is"

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So if I understand this:
You bought a bike from a shop who told you that it was rebuilt by Taffy.
You are having problems with the bike and you feel Taffy is the bad guy?
The shop you bought it from will not give you warranty and they say you are lucky.
Just think about that for a moment.
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March 4th, 2017, 04:19 PM   #10
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So you purchased this bike from someone that had the engine worked on previously by Taffy and you are blaming Taffy for dirty engine oil. Really? And a moldy air filter?
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