Posted December 14, 2006 - 04:34 PM
Personally, it seems that the shop that sold it to you might have been somewhat to blame here. While they could always claim to have no knowledge of bottom end problems after doing a top end rebuild, any shop worth anything would have gone through the bike a little more thoroughly before putting it out on their floor and selling it to a local guy that they pretty much know is going to come back to them for parts or service. So for them to do the right thing, they should offer to do the work for cost of parts only or something to make up for the fact that the bike you JUST bought from them had a major failure in the first couple of hours after purchase. Sure, like I said, they don't have to offer any warranty, nor do they have to admit that they knew there was a potential problem, but if they want to do the right thing, then they should take care of you on this. If you bought it from a private party, then I would say you're screwed, but you didn't, you bought it from a shop, so the shop has some interest in maintaining a reputation and in cultivating and keeping their existing clientele. You haven't said who they were yet, and that is the right thing to do, don't bash them yet by saying who it is, ask them to do the right thing first. if they refuse, bash away - tell them that you are going to go onto TT and tell the world about your experience. Some might say, tough break kid, that's the way it goes, but others may agree with me and say the shop should have done right by you.