Alright i need some advice. I bought a used 2002 CBR 600 F4i, that had been laid down going about 40 km per hour, about a week ago. Before i bought it I phoned Action Motorcycles here in Victoria to do a saftey check on it to make sure the frame and forks were not damaged. I can fix the cosmetic stuff but i wanted to make sure it was safe to ride. the guy i was buying it off said he had already taken it to them to do the ICBC claim estimate but told him i would feel better if it was done anyway he said no problem he would take it there. i phoned action the day it was going in to give them a heads up. I talked to the head shop foreman and he told me he had just looked at the bike 3 days before and that he had called the guy and told him not to bring it in. i was not to sure about it but he assured me that it was in perfect shape except for cosmetic damage. and i should go ahead and buy it. So i took his word and picked it up.
I work at cycle bc rentals so i can get parts at cost so i got a new front tire and took it to action yesterday to put it on the bike, when it was done the shop front desk guy informed me that they had noticed somthing on the bike that i was going to have to get fixed. he took me out to the bike and showed me a large crack on the swingarm!!!! it was underneath right beside the muffler. so needless to say i was pissed and wanted to talk to the head shop foreman who sapposedly looked at teh bike and deemed it safe to ride. the shop foreman came out and explained to me that he must have missed it during the inspection. i told him that is excactly why i wanted it checked again, he told me it was and "unfortunate mistake". I asked him were we go from here and he told me he was not liable and that it was my fault for buying a bike taht had been laid down.
so my question from you guys is were do i go from here. do i talk to the owner of the shop. do they owe me anything. should i get a swingarm for cost and they put it on for no charge. i feel that they owe me somthing considering cycle bc rentals is one of there biggest customers you would think they would want to keep me happy. sorry for the long post but any advice would be much appreciated. thanx guys.