Hey Lone Rider,
Yeah, we're hoping we can find a fix for it. We have cut the damaged part of the frame out and will weld something in to replace it. here is how it looked before:
The sump guard was completely ripped off. The crack case itself took a bit of a battering and is quite badly damaged.
In addition to that, the magnesium cover has also cracked:
The mechanic here has told me that he has addressed this but I'm yet to see the finished product so fingers crossed. We initially thought the welder was going to have a go at repairing the case in the bike but he later asked us to drop the engine out. Once we got to that stage he then mentioned how the oil vapours present were effecting the weld so has requested we strip the engine completely down. This is beyond my exposure to stripping bikes down so I'm having to put a lot of trust in a mechanic with whom I can only speak broken Spanish.
You really don't realise what you have got until it's gone! I would do anything to be able to get back on my bike and continue this trip tomorrow.