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post #1 of 246 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone hear from Carlos?
No email response...suppose I could try a phone call.

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Anyone hear from Carlos?
No email response...suppose I could try a phone call.
I've called and left messages, no response either. That coupled to changes in the website and online reviews makes me very hesitant to do business with them.

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I hope that they open source some of their "proprietary knowledge" and tunes before they shut it down for good. They have too many tricks up their sleeves to just fade away into obscurity.
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I don't know what's going on there, we've had a couple of bad reviews about them in the last few months which came as a surprise to me at the time, seeing as the general consensus here has always been that the Sun shines out of their bottom...

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I emailed Carlos before Christmas he told me the website has totally crashed and would have to be completely re done.
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I left messages on Carlos' cell and no return call.

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There used to be a guy named Matt Capri who was the power behind Luftmeister , they sold the coolest BMW stuff, 4 valve heads, FI kits for R bikes and Carb kits for K bikes, fairings, turbos, aux saddle tanks , and everybody loved Luftmeister...then they were just gone. I'm sure somebody knows the true story

Id hate for TPUSA to wind up the same. Im sure thats not the case.

YES, I know its the same Matt Capri, I'm just saying this happened before and it worked out for us. Everybody knows there is no long term money in BMW accessories, it was a smart move to go Triumph and I'm real glad he did.

Every curve has a high side, so I've got that going for me.

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Word on the street; c'est tout fini.
Norton was the cement shoes.
Strange.
SouthBay Norton (TPUSA) is still listed on the Norton UK website as US distributor.
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I hope that they open source some of their "proprietary knowledge" and tunes before they shut it down for good. They have too many tricks up their sleeves to just fade away into obscurity.
Byran,
When you get those 813 cams you should measure them so that others can use the profile to grind their own.

Found this Yelp review dated 1/17/2017:
"The business has moved to 2312 Pacific Coast Highway. It has NOT CLOSED. The shop is around the corner in the back.

Carlos is no longer at the business.

Visit Matt Capri the owner and he will address and answer any of your motorcycle service needs. He's a land speed record holder over 200 MPH at El Mirage and Bonneville Salt Flats."

I called them again and it rings and rings, no one answers. Used to be able to leave a message. Glad I didn't send them any money.

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