on returning to my GS500 today in the public carpark, I discovered to my horror some prick had dropped it somehow. it's a fairly new bike and now all scratched up down one side. worse still, the front brakes arent biting the same as before. and the steering feels, well, a bit different. a younger guy on a scooter was just returning to collect his scooter as i arrived. we made eye contact and he left in somewhat of a hurry. i wouldve asked him if he'd seen anyone do it, but i didnt notice the damage until he'd left. i went to the cop shop and they looked at the CCTV. apparently it was the guy on the scooter who'd done it just minutes before i arrived. but they couldn't get his rego. this mofo on the scooter looked me in the eye but didn't have the balls to own up. the excess for my insurance is $600 so i think i'll have to pay for this out of my own pocket. i'd been saving for months for xmas but looks like the money is gonna get spent on the bike now instead. gee great. was wondering if theres a cheap way i can touch this stuff up myself. but will have to get the mechanics to look at the brakes and steering as i dont want to take chances with that. thanks for any advice with that meanwhile if i see the scooter guy again then im gonna take his rego, report him, and give him a piece of my mind.