Hello everyone, I'm seeking some advice here. I bought a brand new Kawasaki Motorcycle a Z750 from on the 27/06/2011 . During my short week of ownership I experienced a rattling/shaking feeling on the steering wheel that felt unsafe on bumpy, irregular or not completely smooth pavement. I contacted the workshop manager on Friday 01/07/2011 and informed him on the situation. He informed me to ride the motorcycle to the service department to have a look at the bike. Yesterday, Monday 04/07/2011 I undertook a trip to the shop to have my motorcycle checked. In that trip, on Parramatta Rd, near Ashfield, I was riding on the right lane ,I had to brake quite suddenly and the motorcycle steering started rattling and shaking in an uncotrolable manner as I decelerated, and I ended smashing myself into the road between an Ute and a SUV, but was able to avoid hitting any car. Bruised my knee and ribcage muscles, and limping I got myself up and finally took the bike to the dealership as planned. At the time of the accident the motorcycle had roughly traveled 120 kms. I spoke with the sales representative about what happened, and he called who I presume is the owner. After sitting in their shop, he acknowledges that they found that the head steering bearing was loose on my brand new bike, and asks me if I have insurance for my damages. I told him that I'm sure a mechanical fault was the culprit of me loosing control of the bike prior to smashing into the ground, and although I do have full comprehensive insurance, I feel that they should respond for an ill prepared vehicle in the first place. The owner refuses to acknowledge the gravity of the fault, and he insisted me that his experts acknoweledge the steering beeing loose, but in his opinion that couldn't have caused the accident. I told him that the mechanical issue initiated and unsafe condition in the motorcycle, with the result of me loosing control of the bike while breaking, with the aforementioned results. This is a brand new vehicle, and I feel it shouldn't have gone out of the dealership in that way. At this time, the motorcycle is in the dealership's shop, and I don't know if it has been touched by mechanics. Currently I already lodged a claim with the Department of Fair Trading of NSW, because I feel that the accident was initiated by a poor preparation of the motorcycle prior to beeing delivered. Is there something else I could be doing in the meantime?