So I've got a bit of a story to type out here,
I ride an 02 F4i, bike started jumping a little bit, felt like a forwards push from the back of the bike. First I thought it was broken teeth on the sprocket, or a loose chain, MAYBE a grabby clutch but that was on the bottom of the list.
I adjusted my clutch, checked the chain, etc.
Bike was still doing it, So I took it into what will remain an un named shop for now. Asked them for a full tune up and new spark plugs as I was in need of those and I was going to need a tune up before summer, as I'm too lazy to do it myself and lacking a proper garade/tools, stands, etc where I currently live.
They took it out for a test ride, fortunately I was still around when the mechanic got back as my ride wasn't there yet. He told me that the problem I had wasn't a "Problem" and that he couldn't feel the jumping I was talking about. He said my chain was loose, and so was my clutch (haha) and that he would adjust them, etc etc, and that I wouldn't need the full tune up or spark plugs.
He then told me that it would run me $80 total. I asked if he would fix something in the front fairing anyway (Again, because I'm too lazy). All it was, was a turn signal that came loose quite often due to me forgetting to put a plate behind it when I installed my new ones. He then said that would be another $30. Total, minus PST and GST would be $110. This was his word.
I come back the following day, I'm being charged $330 for basically, a bike wash.
The chain was the same, the clutch was a nickels width closer to the lever. That's EVERYTHING that was done.
Not only was it TRIPLE what I was promised, it was a ridiculous sum for the amount of work done.
This is also the same mechanic that botched my inspection when I first purchased this bike and missed the following: Dying battery that would NOT hold a charge, broken turn signals, hidden fairing cracks (Long story there, the details don't matter.)
Did I mention, I'm 18. I have half a mind to think that this happens because of my age.
I payed for it, as my bike was in their garage, they had my keys, etc.
It's not over with, however.
I left the shop, within TWO minutes (One intersection.) My bike was doing the same old jumping.
I went to a friends place, used his stand, and found a ridiculous number of tight spots in my chain. It needs to be replaced.
I call them to see how much THAT'S going to be, $500, minus taxes.
I'll be going in tomorrow to see what's up, what should I do when I get there?
I realize I could have found the tight spots had I borrowed the stand to begin with, that's beside the point.
Also, I checked the 3rd page of the report all over again today. Another slew of problems.
He did a full tune up on the bike, (Charged me for it, didn't do it.)
Also, there's a note at the bottom when I found AFTER I found the tight spots in the chain. It reads "Recommend new chain, large number of tight spots." in small writing on the bottom right corner.
This is ridiculous in my opinion, and I've never been treated this way by a mechanic in my entire life when dealing with my old Honda Prelude (Which needed a LOT more work than this.)
So... What would you do? What should I do?
I called my dad who used to race, and has experience with such things. He thinks I should go in and demand either a partial refund, or that they cover some of the price of a new chain, sprocket, and the service.
And that if they say no, I should take them to small claims court?
Is that too much?
Either way, depending on the response I get here, I'll go in and state my case. Depending on what they say, I'll decide whether I'm going to say which shop this was, which is pretty sever given the audience here.
Edit: Read later on for clarification on what happened after the fact. There was a large misunderstanding.