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What!? No votes for oxy/acetylene and hts 2000?
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I have that steel cover on my 77, it's more for the rear brake cable and switch, BUT!!! I have broke 2 chains in 10 years and slightly above 70,000 miles, spit them both out on the ground with no damage.
Yes, I'm aware of the mounting points for all the brake stuff but if you take a look at the steel plate, you can see how it will guide a broken chain around the sprocket and spit it out without the possibility of chain jamming. A good idea even if it wasn't intended for that purpose (or was it?). My Ducati Monster has an aftermarket piece to do the same thing.

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Yes, I'm aware of the mounting points for all the brake stuff but if you take a look at the steel plate, you can see how it will guide a broken chain around the sprocket and spit it out without the possibility of chain jamming. A good idea even if it wasn't intended for that purpose (or was it?). My Ducati Monster has an aftermarket piece to do the same thing.

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What!? No votes for oxy/acetylene and hts 2000?
I know you are joking but that might do the trick if he is not planning to mount a footpeg on that stud.

a bigger joke is that I actually used jb weld on my case to repair that exact same breakage. only because I was planning on replacing the engine sometime soon anyway and a quick cleanup and patch with jb weld got me on the road again without removing the engine and splitting the cases. I rode it like that for a few months (without footpegs of course)

as far as re-using it as a footpeg, the OP said that he could never again use mid mount footpegs. I'm not a metalurgy engineer or anything like that but I thought that if it is properly welded back into place it should be as strong or stronger than before and there would be no reason he could not re-use it to mount a footpeg on that stud. Can anyone confirm or refute that?
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good weld should b stronger than base metal.
looks like fairly easy fix.
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I know you are joking but that might do the trick if he is not planning to mount a footpeg on that stud.

a bigger joke is that I actually used jb weld on my case to repair that exact same breakage. only because I was planning on replacing the engine sometime soon anyway and a quick cleanup and patch with jb weld got me on the road again without removing the engine and splitting the cases. I rode it like that for a few months (without footpegs of course)

as far as re-using it as a footpeg, the OP said that he could never again use mid mount footpegs. I'm not a metalurgy engineer or anything like that but I thought that if it is properly welded back into place it should be as strong or stronger than before and there would be no reason he could not re-use it to mount a footpeg on that stud. Can anyone confirm or refute that?
I thought about JB weld but seams like since I have it all apart might as well weld. The goal is to not have to split cases again haha

Im glad to hear I can maybe keep the stud for mid's as it would be nice to have the option!
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