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Find out exactly what broke if your cam shaft broke you would have other issues in there too.
Cam chain, can shaft, lobes or sprockets? It could have even been a cam keeper.
I have never heard if a cam shaft breaking and can't really imagine any force strong enough to break a cam shaft.
You can break a keeper if you don't torque them down properly (in the right order). Chain is not likely but more feasible than a cam shaft.
I would take it to a different shop. Don't let then touch it again.
Explain to the new shop what happened as that the other shop just did your valve adjustment. Ask them to investigate the cause of the damage but not to fix anything. You're likely to pay for this out of pocket.
If they come back and say that something the other shop did caused the damage done to your bike, ask for a written statement and take it to the original shop and give them the opportunity to fix their mistake free of charge, plus reimbursement for the other shops work.
If the new shop says that it was a mechanical failure and nobody was at fault, well just get it fixed.
I'm opening a shop in Temecula in a week and this is how I would handle the problem. I would also honor any work done by us if it caused damage. I think it's more than fair.
Many shops nowadays are just a bunch of punks and are likely to try and blame you for the damage even if it was their fault.
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