Hello All. Long time lurker first time poster. I've got a 2000 XR650L <8000 miles with a bad top end. Started making a clicking noise, took to a mechanic and he told me it was good to ride. Probably a timing chain. The problem got worse so I took it to another mechanic and the bottom line is my Cylinder Head is shot. He said it melted where the camshaft rubs on the head. I'm not a moron mechanically but I've never taken apart the inner workings of an engine. The quote I got was $1243 for parts and $375 for labor. This includes a new camshaft, 4 rockers, a new cylinder head ($704) and gaskets. That is a total of $1600. I bought the bike 3 months ago for $2400 so you can imagine my frustration. I'm supposed to be on a cross country trip on the bike as I type but that didn't happen obviously. My question is this: What options do I have and which makes the most sense? Here is what I came up with. 1: Pay $1600 and have the shop fix the bike 2: Try to buy a used head and have the shop fix the bike for a few hundred dollars cheaper (I've found heads for $550ish new and $300 Used) 3: Buy the parts myself and attempt to fix it on my porch 4: Sell the bike as is, it will run although clicks like a MFer and buy another one 5: Try to part it out and buy another one I found a 2002 for $2300 with 10k miles that looks decent. Any help would be appreciated, I'll try to upload some pics in case I did a bad job of explaining what is wrong.