Lost my drain plug bolt 😞
Hey guys, so after taking my 2013 to the track for the umpteenth time the clutch was fried, normal, I expected that, fifth time that's happened. Anyways come home from the track pull it apart the next couple days replace the clutch but also took the oil pan off to check the oil pickup make sure it wasn't clogged, had a couple specks on it but nothing major I cleaned the oil pick up, put the drain bolt back in the pan by hand, put the pan back on the bike , and put the rest of the bike back together. The next morning I was riding down the highway and the bike started to lose power, I shut it off, pulled over, my oil pan drain bolt was gone loaded it on a tow truck took it home filled it with oil. I started it up, idles fine but has a knock above 6k sitting still and 4K under load.
I pulled the oil pan and it looks like a gold glitter bomb went off in it... 😔 so after speaking with several people in reading the forums it appears I've spun a rod bearing.
I'm looking for advice or help from somebody that has either, taken their bike to a shop to have it rebuilt, swapped the motor, or rebuilt themselves, I am pretty mechanically inclined however I've never torn a motor down. I'm here to ask what the best course of action would be and what my next course of action should be. Thank you for the help.
The bike is a 2013 with just under 20,000 miles on it I've owned it since brand new.