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The statute applicable to you if you bought it as an individual and not on behalf of a company is the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Now within the first 30 days you have the short term right to reject; within the first 6 months the trader has the burden of proving the motorcycle was sold without defects and after the first 6 months from date of purchase the burden shifts to you to prove that it was defective when you bought it. Considering you purchased it in 2017 we are in that stage where you would have the burden of proving their liability. Now on discovering a defect you have a right as consumer to request a repair or a replacement. You appear to have selected the repair option. They have been trying to investigate and to repair for more than the 2 turns expected under the statute and therefore you could exercise your final right of rejection. Now your problem where you decide to exercise that right two years on is that the trader is allowed to deduct reasonable sum for usage. Ultimately therefore whether you allow them to attempt one last go at repairing by replacing the tank will depend on what they would offer you at this stage if they were to take it back and refund what you paid less usage. You could alternatively offer to get it repaired and for them to reimburse the cost, however you would only do this if they admit that the tank was defective and the only issue was with who and when to repair. you would be mitigating your loss by getting it repaired so you do not have to hire alternative transport whenever the bike has issues and you could use this to justify getting it done yourself quicker. I hope this helps. I would be grateful for your rating at your earliest convenience. All the best
If the defect is covered by warranty then the warranty should pick it up however having a warranty does not prevent you from exercising your final right to reject if the trader is neither repairing or replacing the bike.
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