Before I begin I will say that I have already read both of these threads on this amazing forum:
this is kaseman's "case" from 2013
this is vinson1213 from 2011
And in advance i would like to apologize for my stupidity, this is my first motorcycle (bought it used) and I am absolutely clueless about many things.
I have found both of these forums very useful, however I decided to start my own thread, since I am not sure that I should follow Kaseman's approach (JB weld the whole thing and use piggy back plug.) and I feel that my problem is "in between" the two.
So here's what happened. I was changing the oil and when I was using the ratcheting tool to secure the sump plug, I heard something crack. Weirdly enough I couldn't finish securing the plug - no matter how much I turned it wouldn't fasten. So I thought it was just the ratcheting tool. So i filled the bike with two liters of oil, ran the engine, then decided to take a look at the sump plug again and it was leaking. At this point I stupidly tried to secure it better. Upon failing that I loosened it a bit and I saw metal shavings begin to come off, and then an entire chunk of the casing - a little less than a quarter of the entire circle - chip off the crankcase. Upon this I realized something truly terrible has just happened, and my planned rides upstate - let alone the enjoyment of my first moto after my first oil change are off possibly indefinitely...
And that is how I discovered these forums. Hi everyone.
My bike is parked outside, and currently the drain plug is inside - there is no problem with the threading - its not stripped. The plug is holding easily inside however there is a very slow oil drip going into a bucket placed underneath.
My question is - Should I go the route of Kaseman - in this case draining all the oil, cleaning the surface, JB welding the little piece back in, and creating a piggy back plug with an allen bolt?
Today I will drain all the oil from the bike and let it all air out. I will also call all the local bike shops (Brooklyn, NY) and will consult with them regarding my newfound knowledge from these forums. My main problem is that I dont have a a garage space to carry a repair like that, so this will be an additional challenge. I will then take all the pictures and post them up on this forum.
Thank you guys for reading!