A good lawyer could easily cost you more than what it takes to fix the bike.
BLUF: Work on your own bike.
Don't JB Weld it! I'm sure it can be aluminum welded.Let's see how it pans out- I will definitely follow it to the end considering how sneaky the shop has been so far. Worst case scenario, I do bring bike home and try JB Weld/Aluminum weld fixes. Thank you all for your inputs, your insights are invaluable and hopefully, I can pick on some of your minds in the future too if this does not work out as intended. The one lesson I did learn is that I have to do all these smaller repairs/replacements myself- save money and save some time too as no one is going to be more careful on my bike than myself.
Actually, I think what you are pointing to is the part of the crankcase and is metal! I posted the pictures a few days back but I cleaned it up and this is what it looks like:Hopefully you can get this all sorted out and not miss to much riding time.
As for all the mess in that area??? Lots of chain lubes and auto oilers will fling crap in that area of the counter sprocket. You could have it nice and clean, and one hour later it's a mess, especially after one ride in the rain.
This is one reason I changed over from Maxima Chain Wax to Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube. Even with the cleaner chain lube, it still gets messing in that area, just not as bad.
If the chain somehow did hit this chain cover mounting bolt, I can't see the cheap plastic chain cover surviving like it did???
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I suffered in the subway for a week after the incident... Don't know how I did it for two years when I moved here first, but it's definitely gotten worse(fewer trains+ more people)... however, I finally managed to borrow a friend's bike that we had rebuilt together for her-a tiny CB250 nighthawk. Still a WIP but so much fun... Under 300lbs, just a tad tiny for my 6' frame...When this is all over and you've won. It might pay to consider an old shitter as a commuter during winter. All lot of UK riders do this, it'll save your good bike.
I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss JB weld. If its done properly its a perfectly good repair and will hold up just fine.I second that. DO NOT JB WELD. Take it to a well known aluminum welder and have it fixed right.
^^^^ This. Plus, i think the piece that broke off is only a boss to hold the sprocket cover. Some of the aftermarket covers don't even use it, so in theory, you could plug the hole with jb weld, discarding the broken off part and use an aftermarket sprocket cover.I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss JB weld. If its done properly its a perfectly good repair and will hold up just fine.
Having it welded will be very expensive and require a lot of disassembly of the engine.
I missed that one, but it would still show some major marks if the chain hit it.Actually, I think what you are pointing to is the part of the crankcase and is metal! I posted the pictures a few days back but I cleaned it up and this is what it looks like:
That's how far that part sticks out of the engine...it's like a weak point and just another bad design decision on part of Yamaha on a important part of the bike. (Think oil pan bolt placement and all that pain..)
As for JB Weld/welding, have to scout of aluminum welders but that would mean taking apart the engine? And that means having to do it at a shop since I dont have the space, tools or expertise for that...