These are the bearing cages from my bottom end.
The bottom end felt good, with minimal side play and no up & down play.
To all indications it should have been fine to let it go, but, I thought of the miles & her age, then decided to have the crank rebuilt.
I have had her since 2005, been cross-country a couple of times, as well as many shorter runs. She is a daily rider that covers a lot of ground. Also, I had no idea of when the bottom end had been rebuilt, if ever, before I got her.
Now she has all new bearing in the crankcase, so she will be as good as a new engine.
I would advise anyone who has split your cases or even just got the top end off to consider the mileage before deciding that it feels good enough to get by.
I doubt I would have finished another season without blowing this engine.