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Pull engine or 'in frame' rebuild?

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I'm replacing the whole top end (cylinder, piston, head) and I would like to inspect the bottom end as well to make sure it's healthy. Should I just go ahead and pull the engine and get to splitting the cases or can I leave it in the frame? Will pulling the side covers off give me a good look at the lower end in addition to checking the rod play when I replace the piston/cylinder?

The previous owner said he had the bottom end rebuilt with low hours, but the bike ate a valve so I just want to be sure all is well before putting the top end back together.

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You don't have to pull the motor to check that, but if you do, it is only a little bit more work like a few oil lines and swing arm.

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