Originally Posted by Chockkicker
Wreck was caused by locked front brake which had not happened before as I had tried to lock the brakes on several occasions.
Before going to your attorney, I'd give serious consideration to what you've stated in your original post.
As I understand it, having read your original post, you confirm that you did personally test the ABS system, not once, but on "several occasions", and I take it that since you also state that the front wheel has never locked before, you are confirming that since owning the bike the ABS system was at least working at some stage. Given that you have stated that during your "own testing", the front brake did not lock on during either of the several tests.
I would suggest you do some reasearch as to whether the bulbs being missing could really disable the ABS system entirely.
If it can, and that would seem to be the basis of your allegation of negligence on the part of the seller, you might have a difficult time explaining why the system was working fine during the "several tests" you performed personally, prior to your accident occuring.
Explaining who removed the ABS bulb will be your word against his. And since you've had possession of the bike since the crash, it might be difficult to counter any suggestion that you personally removed the bulbs, so as to make the seller appear culpable, so that you could then sue him.
Then theres your duty/responsibility to make yourself familiar with the safety features of vehicle/bike your driving/riding before you drive/ride the vehicle.
You have to way all these things up. But your attorney (if he's any good) will take you through all the pro's and con's prior to taking any action.
Hope it all works out Ok, one way or the other.