Originally Posted by rederik
Well, it happened to me - my DR650 1998 misfired on stop, and bang, a chunk of the crankcasing. Now I am hoping to find out in advance how many man-hours it woudl take (or the cost by a mechanic) to take it all apart and replace the crank casings and fit a torque limiter, before embarking on this project .... or selling it in pieces... :-(
The same thing recently happened to a member from Chile, so I just tore down my spare engine and shipped him the cases. Took me about 3 hours having never done it before and taking my time, putting it back together would probably be twice that. If you have the parts and tools ready it can definitely be done in a weekend. The manual is pretty good, although it's nice to have somebody experienced looking over your shoulder if you are a novice like me.