Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Just north of Annapolis Maryland
I don't believe that any of your co-workers did it on purpose...call me simple but I think that most people are good and don't tend to go around damaging other people's things on purpose.
Since you seemed to have the proper bolts in the correct places, my guess is that it's a stress fracture. I had one happen on the upper bolts just below the windshield. I think mine happened because there isn't much "meat" around the bolt hole but it's plastic so it can happen anywhere. I was able to "match and mend" and you can't see whenre it happened. I'm not so sure you can do that with your case.
My VStrom 1000 K7
Stock bikes: a
purple '74 RD350 in great shape,
All-original 1975 H2 750 triple (purple of course),
1974 H2 750(my go-fast), a scary fast & fully ported street machine!
'82 Yam 650 Turbo- running 18PSI, Be sure to be pointed where you want to go!
'75 GT550 built up & ported,
'75- H1 wrist-rocket- HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY!
'75 S1 Kaw 250 baby triple w/ lifted and ported 350cc cylinders/28mm flatslides
To-Restore list: '72 H1, 1-'75 H1, 1974 GT750