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Old 09-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Trail Tricks Suspension?

Ok, so I hear great things about Trail Tricks as far as KTM Suspension is concerned, so I scrape together some dough and set out to contact Javier so I can set up a time to drop off the bike.

Well, the website is down, I don't have an email address, and the number I have just rings and rings the couple times I tried to call today.
I really want the magic done to my bike, but I've got some things working against me:
1: I can't get ahold of the company
2: My faith is sort of shaken

What do the fellow inmates say? Is the company so reputable that I should just shake this off? Does any one know a sure-fire way to get ahold of anyone at the shop?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Did you PM him?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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I didn't know he had a profile? Do you have a user name?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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I had Trail tricks do some work for me respringing and revalving my KTM 950 forks and shocks. No complaints about his work.

I bought some other stuff from him, sold him a TIG welder.

Couple months ago he was advertising 2 sets of subtanks. I bought sight unseen and gave him my credit card over the phone, talking directly to the man.

Lots of PMs and emails unreturned phone calls, I got the box. It was certainly not as advertised. Parts missing, NOT what was in the photos. The maker of the tanks is out of business so they were essentially worthless.

I was pissed, called Javier no answer, PMed him multiple times, no response.

I filed a claim with my CC company. When researching the charge, I did a cursory search of my CC statement and found he charged me twice for the same thing. Needless to say I disputed that too.

I know Javier is going on a world tour and selling off everything to fund the trip, he told me the day I called him to buy the subtanks.

I am more than disappointed, as I trusted him implicitly and bought, sold and shipped stuff to and fro more than once.

Just my experience
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #5
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well that's unfortunate to hear.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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I got an email from him today that he was out of town until the 29th. I'm waiting for him to ship me a pair of double take mirrors.

He did the KTM forks on my hp2. No complaints with the work or setup.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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I had Trail tricks do some work for me respringing and revalving my KTM 950 forks and shocks. No complaints about his work.

I bought some other stuff from him, sold him a TIG welder.

Couple months ago he was advertising 2 sets of subtanks. I bought sight unseen and gave him my credit card over the phone, talking directly to the man.

Lots of PMs and emails unreturned phone calls, I got the box. It was certainly not as advertised. Parts missing, NOT what was in the photos. The maker of the tanks is out of business so they were essentially worthless.

I was pissed, called Javier no answer, PMed him multiple times, no response.

I filed a claim with my CC company. When researching the charge, I did a cursory search of my CC statement and found he charged me twice for the same thing. Needless to say I disputed that too.

I know Javier is going on a world tour and selling off everything to fund the trip, he told me the day I called him to buy the subtanks.

I am more than disappointed, as I trusted him implicitly and bought, sold and shipped stuff to and fro more than once.

Just my experience
I had a similar experience with him also, I posted a WTB add in the flea market for a 950SE stock tank and he responded that he had a new one.
The one that showed up was used up, both sides torn up it had been down so hard you could see the stress cracks in the plastic..
He then told paypal that I did not ask for picture. Like it was my fault.. He stated it was new in his PM's.....

So after a big fight I had to pay return shipping and he sent me another tank that was supposed to be a new take off, it had signs of use also.. I wasn't looking for a new tank just a good used one..
I dropped it after that...

If I were you I would dam sure take my business elsewhere...

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #8
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Make a LONG story short, i asked for a refund or i was filing a small claims. A check was recieved shortly after that.

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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I did get a response today after I PM'd him. (Should of been obvious what the user name would be, but tapatalk didn't offer it as a result.)

Turns out he is out of town for a month like another person had said.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #10
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I bought $1200 worth of ohlins suspension from him. I told him twice that I needed something for the Baja 500 for a '12 KTM. You told it would work great, I got the parts and, of course, the were for an older KTM, worthless to me. He also said they were brand new, they wer no.

I knew the guy from riding with him, so I was shocked he would blatantly lie to me like that. I asked him a few times for a refund. He told me each time he could send me a used should that was modified to fit!!?.

On top of all that he screwed me around so much that I ended up having to race on stock suspension. Watch out for this guy.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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Sounds like he doesn't want to be in business anymore.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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I drove up to Frazier Park earlier this week to drop off a set of suspension and his shop was empty. I called the listed phone numbers and didn't get through to anyone as well. I spoke to someone at the gas station across the dirt road from his shop, they said they went out of business, I guess the owner lost his house earlier in the year and was living out of the shop, as well as liquidated everything he owned.
I was hoping to give him some business as I have heard alot of good things, but after reading a few posts this morning in the suspension form on KTMtalk this morning it might have been for the best that he didn't get my boingers.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #13
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Yeah. I'm feeling the same way to be honest.

After exploring some options that other inmates suggested in PM's, I went with my back up choice of Racetech.
I've had them do other suspension and always been happy, and with them being local it's a great deal for me.

Hopefully they'll do as good of work on my 525 as they have in the past. Also, I dropped off the wife's little TT-R230 with them... I mean... Why not?
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:45 AM   #14
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My prayers to Javier. This is a real living nightmare to all of us on today's economy.
I am a head of household of a family of five and at 53,work my ass of to continue being an asset to my employer. Now imagine the American dream of having your own company that after all the hard work is forced to close.
I bought my mefos from him.
Wish he recovers.
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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My prayers to Javier. This is a real living nightmare to all of us on today's economy.
I am a head of household of a family of five and at 53,work my ass of to continue being an asset to my employer. Now imagine the American dream of having your own company that after all the hard work is forced to close.
I bought my mefos from him.
Wish he recovers.
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I'd save the prayers for someone who needs them Javier is doing just fine. If he's letting his business go, it's because he doesn't care and he's spending all his time having fun.

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