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Pulled the jugs and got some carbon flasks in with the crank, am I screwed? I put rags in but I do see some flakes down there.
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A little bit of carbon from the pistons? You're not “screwed”. Reduce your shop vac to a small hose , vac out what you can. The rest will end up dissolved or in the oil filter.

If you drop a circlip (piston pin retainer clip) down there, then you’re screwed...
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Thank you. Someone posted in a Facebook group saying if you got a particle of gasket in there that you could destroy it.

Edit: nothing I could think of about that would kill the engine unless you got a bunch and clogged the filter. Again, thank you.
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If you get a piece of metal or other hard debris into the scavenge stage of the oil pump it will cause trouble.
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Can you flush it with a solvent? Lay the bike on its side and tip it half upside down until it all drains out.
Done that a few times after drowning dirt bikes in the swamp.
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I know it doesn't help no.
But anytime you have the cylinders off, you should have rags covering the area under the pistons.
As Maxeffort said, when removing / installing the wristpin clips, they are notorious for popping out before you get them in place.
I spent over an hour trying to fish one out.
If I had covered the holes first, I could have saved that time and worry.

You can get this pump pretty cheap at Harbor Freight to pump out any big particles inside.
Then buy some cheap oil to pour in there and try to flush the rest with the cam cover off and a pail below to drain.
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