How can I punish my motorcycle mechanic for damaging my motorcycle and not admitting it?

I brought my motorcycle in for a valve adjustment and routine service, and got it back smoking like it needs a top-end job. If he has indeed damaged it, and won't admit it, then how could I get him into fixing the bike? Protesting outside of his shop? Could I take legal action of some kind?

Asked By: seth220993 - 12/13/2008
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Aside from what has been mentioned here, there is "word of mouth" advertising. A satisfied customer may bring you one new customer. A dissatisfied one may cost you ten. Tell everyone you know that owns a bike what happened. Eventually the reputation as a bad mechanic will destroy his business. At the very least, he may... More
Answered By: dingram1 - 12/14/2008
Additional Answers (7)
before you can do anything you have to have some kind of proof of what it was before, and after you took it to him.. if not your F****D
Answered By: STEVEOKNIEVO - 12/13/2008
If you have proof, see an attorney
Answered By: jetfan2 - 12/13/2008
hard to prove he recked the motor maybe there is only oil in the cylinders ride it to clear the motor out
Answered By: sporty102753 - 12/13/2008
sue him
Answered By: strykertech - 12/13/2008
Nothing is going to get resoled by PUNISHING the Mechanic. It's a Big Boys World out there and you have to handle these types of situations in a gentlemanly manner...Yeah, I know, I would be Pi$$ed off too....but you don't want to go to jail either.......The first thing you need to do is to talk to the Mechanic and... More
Answered By: captronalli - 12/13/2008
you have to take the bike to another mechanic... More
Answered By: chainbart - 12/14/2008
Smoking like it needs a top end you mean the blue oil smoke is actually coming out of the ends of the exhaust pipes? Have you carefully checked to make sure it is? How long have you ridden the bike since the valves were adjusted? Just home from the shop or several weeks... More
Answered By: bikinkawboy - 12/14/2008
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