STAY AWAY FROM SCRIBS AND THE OWNER! An absolute rip off of a place. Went in for simple machine work to install a brand new LA Sleeve in my KTM Cylinder Head. Initially quote $150, then it became $200. Anyways, he (Rob) screws up the install of my "correct" sleeve. Then makes deep nicks in the top and bottom mating surfaces of the Cylinder head. Goes out and buys another sleeve (WITHOUT MY AUTHORIZATION), which is a wrong one and installs in my Jug and now none of the ports match. I took pics of my sleeve before giving to Scribbs and it's totally different than the one he buys. Then he blames it on me for him buying the wrong sleeve. Tries to charge me the full $200 to get my unusable parts back. I was able to get my parts back for $100 after arguing with him. I now have an unusable cylinder head, I am out $100. I am out $120 for the new sleeve I initially had him install and he ruined. I've never seen such terrible machine work in my life and he claims it can all be cleaned up. Yeah, deep gouges on mating surfaces. Had to go on eBay to replace my cylinder head for almost $300. I am literally out $500 trying to support the local economy when I should have sent it to the pros at Los Angeles Sleeve. I wouldn't have taken the time to write all this review, but wanted everyone to know about my experience there. Again, Stay away from Scribs and Rob the owner.
Posted: 10/11/2013 • Link to this review
Had both of my bikes redone over the summer, "off season." Paid full price to have top ends, heads milled and re-jetted. Original owner had been trustworthy in the past experiences. Both bikes blew up beginning of this season. Both were improperly jetted. (At least it was consistant) New owner fixed both, said not responsible for previous work and that the "mechanic" wasn't with the company anymore..... That it wasn't on his watch, he hadn't been paid for the repairs as he didn't own the shop at the time....it is all the modern gas that won't run well in 2 strokes. Somehow, despite it all he managed to fix it and gave me a break on one of the rebuilds. The new owner was stand up for his predecessor's mistakes, but if the old owner was still there I would have expected not to pay twice at all. $3,000 the first time.....$1,600 the second time.
Posted: 2/01/2009 • Link to this review