I thought long and hard about putting my current issue here on the forum but at this point I feel that a fair warning is needed. I have been a member here since its inception until 2014 when I sold my RSV. One of the first things that I have done when I bought my 2005 RSV trike was to rejoin. The camaraderie and others willing to help each other out is amazing. So, without getting into the whole he said, she said thing I'll just lay out the basic facts and go from there. I also know that this person is well liked here and other forums but my dealings with him have been less than stellar. I know your opinion of him won't change and I'm good with that. Im just relaying MY personal experience here.
My trike developed the dreaded carb gas into oil leak and needed to be rebuilt. Everyone said to go with Mikes rebuild exchange carbs. I spoke with Mike and agreed to send my old carbs in exchange for a rebuilt set. Ill add here that I had replaced just about all of my fuel lines and a new filter so there will be no issues. Started it up and fuel was coming out of the overflow. It eventually stopped, and after synching the carbs it ran great until it started blowing gas back out. A call to Mike had him insisting that some debris from MY fuel line would be found in the needle. Took the carbs off, checked each needle and seat, found no debris and blew some light compressed air through. Put it all back together, fired it up and all was well until I rolled out into the driveway and started leaking fuel once again. Ran Seafoam into it and it finally stopped. Took it on a 60 mile ride and all was great until I got home and it happened once again. Now the carbs are off for a third time. Once again there is no debris visible unless its old stuff blocking one of the passageways. I then requested to send my carbs back for another set or my old set. Lets just say things went downhill from there and I now find myself basically shut down with no solution and out 500 bucks. I was trying to keep the conversation civil but it didn't go that way. Whether we see eye to eye on something or not, personal feelings are not to be in play when this was nothing more than a business transaction. Also, this isn't the first major purchase I have made with him. But that fact didn't seem to matter. He is refusing to even acknowledge my messages. I liken this experience to buying an appliance. You supposedly get a warranty. However, when you try to use that warranty all the company wants to do is assign blame first in an effort to not cover it. He claims that my issue will be the first carb issue as all of his previous rebuilds were fault free. Well, there always one but I also know of another set of carbs that had issues and it took the owner about a month to sort it out.
So, take this for what it is. A fair warning. Those who have known me over the years also know that I have been very thorough and meticulous with any work that I have done on any of my bikes. At 67 I no longer have that desire to continuously work on my bikes but it has to be done out of necessity. One other thing. I made the mistake of following instructions and sent it as a gift through PayPal. Bad move on my part as it took away any recourse that I might have had. Treat people the way you would want to be treated.