Right, I need peoples opinion on this as i'm fairly cheesed off. Also, a warning, but lets wait for that.
2 weeks ago i came across a problem with my bike. Every time i braked, my engine would lurch until i had took my foot off the brake pedal. I did not notice that this was the problem until (yes, this is true), my cat sat on it when it was idling outside my window. I checked all the wiring to see if it was shorting out on the metal work, if i had loose connections, and nothing was shouting out to be wrong. During this i happened to shatter my back lamp lens after an anger incident with a screwdriver. I removed the lens to find that my light had blown.
Fair enough i thought.
Fast Forward 3 days; new bulb had arrived and had been fitted. Success! The braking problem had gone. Or so i thought. I went out to cannock chase on a Saturday drive following my dad in his vw bay window. Just as i was entering the visitor center, my bike backfired and i braked, and it lurched. My face mask covered most of my foul language as i rolled into the mud bath of which was the car park. I was 18 miles from my home with no brake light nor a rear brake that could function properly. With some struggle, i managed to fit my bike into the back of the van so i could get it home without to much trouble.
Right, now for the warning; My bike sat at home for a good few days as i tried to find a scooter specialist that would figure out this problem of mine as i only knew of one other place which last time i went there i had the most disappointing service of my life. It was a place in Dudley, i can't exactly remember the name. It was quite a big place, the main one for the area i thought would give a good service, oh god how i was disappointed.
I found a scooter servicing unit at walsall called "WS9 Scooters". After a short conversation with them over the phone, he appeared to know what my problem was so i drove up to there using my front brake all the way. I left it there in hope that this would be a weekend job of just fitting a regulator to the coil to stop the power going too high for the bulb. My dad likes to keep updated on things like this so he phoned every two days to hassle them and try to get it done asap. One day when we phoned, we got some bad news that the regulator wasn't the reason for the power surges. The crankshaft had been bent part way down the casing and was catching the metalwork and slowing down causing a rise and fall in power. This would of gone down fine normally as its just something that happens right? The thing that got me was the fact that during may this year, i had the engine stripped and all worn parts replaced giving myself a decent engine, (or so I'd hoped). This was done by the first company i had gone to which didn't satisfy my expectations.
So basically, Should it of gone so quickly? Mind you that so far in my scootering life I've never been took off, collided with anything or had any mishap whatsoever?