I broke mine right hand side engine cover while kickstarting...
I didn't have the correct bolt fitted and the head of the bolt punched a hole..
Took the engine cover off, cleaned it properly, grinded, de greassed and JB Weld and let it cure on the greenhouse for two days, reground it to make it smooth on the inside and it's as good as new!
And I Welded a bit 1sq inch 1/4" piece of stainless steel on to the footstand to make a proper very strong kick stop!
I suggest everyone doing the same if they are using kickstart because the engine internal kickstops are very flimsy looking :S