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Unless the bike is new enough that it was covered by the original manufacturer's warranty (in which case, the manufacturer would fix it), the sale is unfortunately as-is. That means the seller isn't responsible for any problems that arise after the fact unless there's evidence of misrepresentation or fraud, such as claiming that they'd just rebuilt the engine when they hadn't. They're not even required to waive the labor charges for fixing it. So, if the bike is only a few years old, you could try contacting the manufacturer to ask about their warranty. That's unfortunately the only recourse.
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