Hi all... Around 2 months ago (or 2000-3000kms ago) I took the RGV into Peter Stevens (City) to have my rear brakes done. Now i'm the first to admit I am hopeless when it comes to things mechanical, thought it would be best to have it done by 'professionals'...after all, it is my life! I had realised my rear pads where getting to the end of their life and had just started to get that horrible scratching/metallic noise. I prpmptly took the bike in and asked for the rear brakes to be replaced and the disk machined (if required). Picked her up and away we went. Last week I had an off due to the rear locking whilst heading into an intersection. Initially I thought it was just rider error...grabbed to much of the rears and locked them up. At the time I couldn't understand why I didn't come off them and go harder on the fronts???...anyway we both ended up on our sides The problem is that when I took the bike into the repairer...he asked me why I hadn't changed the rear pads I advised him that I had done just that less than 2 months ago...now he is of the opinion it's impossible to go through a new set of pads in less than 5000kms and I tend to agree with him. He also noted that part of the pad had broken off (possibly explaining the lock). What do you guys think? I think i've been stooged... :? and whats worse, it could have ended with me permanently crippled or even dead :evil: Is their any recourse I can take with PS? Should I advise my insurance company (mechanic says not to as i won't see the bike for months! :roll: ) Surely there must be a way tohold these 'cowboys' to account for their actions? Any ideas?