Recently, I noticed a missing bolt in the engine case of my (carbureted) 2005 Honda CBF600SA and am a bit baffled as to a) how it went missing and b) what it holds together — can anyone help me pinpoint what the purpose of this bolt is/was and what is "missing"?
I don't remember noticing that the bolt was missing when I bought the bike, but it has indeed fallen over onto that side (the right side) at least once; Is it possible the bolt came out during the fall? Alternatively, I took the bike to a shop to have the "big" 24,000km inspection (cf. user guide pp. 97–99) done for me; Is it possible that something in the affected area was done ham-fistedly? — There is a scratch on a corner of the engine case right next to where the bolt should be.