Back to the OP. Just something to think about. I got one of these Black Widow ramps, for those times when I need to haul a bike in my truck. I bolted the sides to the center piece, and it comes with a strap with tie down to hook to your truck and pull tight. Easy one man job to load or unload a bike, no worry or stress. Well worth the $300. I almost learned the hard way. I used to use a couple of 2X10's, came as close as you did to dropping a bike, luckily didn't get hurt in the process. Hope you're mended. Congrats on the new bike. And...there's no way I'd let the first dealer keep your deposit.