RE Classic 500 - A screw that ripped my engine case
I was on my way to Pune and this happened
A loud noise followed by gear grinding sound.
My friends helped me & we pushed it to the nearest mechanic, convinced him to open & check. Thank god I had RE mechanic's number, he guided the overall operation.
When we opened the case, look what we found.
The screw that you see on the left hand side magically opened & some how got in between the clutch drum & case. My bad luck?
A closer look
Managed to glue things with fevi-bond & took my leaking bike to Pune & back to Mumbai. Yes had to carry extra oil too.
How did that screw come out?
Estimated cost for fix ?
18k approx to change it with new LHS engine case. This can be fixed by welding also, i am still awaiting quotation. Any suggested estimates?
I feel this is a design flaw & RE should address such cases. In fact I am disappointed that these guys don't offer engine warranty beyond 1yr. And of course I don't have 18k to fix.
Is there cheaper permanent fixed?
Awaiting your suggestions. I am broke
Here some pics for your eyes
Bike and Me - a set on Flickr