Shop says I dropped a valve and it ruined the head. I have probaby 300-350 hours on the bike. They inspected the bottom end and say that there isn't any play in the crank (or is it the rod down there?). With as many hours as I have on the bike, I am afraid the bottom end won't hold up much longer but I base that on a few friends giving me their non-mechanic opinion. If they've inspected the bottom end and say it's good to go, do I have any reason to worry or will it go before it shows any sign of wear? This is my first and only bike and I'm rather uneducated with the engine internals.
I'm not sure I can justify spending more than $1,000 on the repairs. If it rises above that point, my gut tells me to sell it as is and get what I can for it then go get another bike. Or part it out. I expect to hear today or tomorrow from the shop to let me know the damage$$$.
Thanks for your time and input!