Here's the scenario in a nutshell.. bought my bike used with 40,000kms on the clock but in top nick with service history, pre-purchase inspection done, etc. and I rode it to work in the CBD everyday for 3 months without any mechanical/electrical issues. I get in a bit of a stupid accident (my fault), dented the front fender of the bike and sorted it out with the insurance. I used their repairer (who is a major repairer for all the big name insurance companies in Melbourne) and it takes two weeks for parts and work to be done - no complaints so far. However I get the bike back from them and after commuting for 4 days the battery went flat on me, thankfully in front of my garage. After a bit of back and forth, it was determined that the problem was the stator. Now I don't know much about bike electrics, but it seems a might suspicious to me that something that never gave me issues before suddenly acts up within a few days after sitting at their garage for 2 weeks. Am I justified in these suspicions? If so what can I do? There's a $600+ bill for the stator rewinding which I will have to pay otherwise (on top of the excess + inexperienced rider loading).