I took my 09 650 into a local dealer here last week for a valve clearance check, throttle sync, and fork spring install. I think they also checked a few other minor things, like tire pressure (which I know they did as you will see in a second).
So, I get the bike back and something surprises me. The mechanic who worked on it with many years of experience says to me that when he was putting the guards back on (the ones to protect the plastic in case of a drop), he reversed them at first and lightly scuffed the paint on the right side.
He says it should be no big deal and that it should buff right out with a little wax, and that he would have done it but didn't have any wax. Red flags go up because I think, "Uh-oh, if this guy can't get that right, what else might be wrong???" About a day after I leave the shop, I notice I am now missing the valve stem cap on the rear tire (this is how I know he checked tire pressure). WTF??? He can't remember to put the cap back on???
Today, I go to jump on the bike and want to use my GPS. I plug it into my cigarette lighter plug, which is connected directly to the battery. I blow three separate fuses trying to troubleshoot the issue.
And when I take the seat off, I discover that the experienced mechanic disconnected the rubber strap to hold the battery down, but did not re-connect it. He also removed the rubber cover on another nearby plug and did not put it back on. And that is just what I can see.
Now I am a bit pissed off and more importantly, am not sure I even have confidence that my bike is safe to ride. I have never had a single issue with the bike and now this crap is happening. What do you guys think I should do? At a minimum, I will be re-visiting the shop to have a word with them on Tuesday when they re-open.
ETA: BTW, I did try buffing out the scuff marks. No dice. What a surprise that is!