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Seized engine...

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Not sure what to do. I seized the motor because I neglected the oil level. It gently bogged down after 1 session with the bike at Sears Point (this is a motard).

The only thing I know is that the kick starter won't budge at all. And it felt like I was running out of gas when the bike crapped out.

Anyone had this happen also? Maybe that way I'll know what the problem is before hand, I doubt it, but maybe..

I realize it'll prolly require at the least a rebuild of the top end and new piston/rings. At most a rebuilt motor.

Which is making me consider buying a WR450F motor and putting that in it's place. Anyone know how much those are going for? Or if they can directly bolt in?



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Usually this type of failure wont damage the transmission, still enough oil to lube those parts.

Crank/rod, and the whole top end without a second thought would need an overhaul.

it's probably cheaper than a new engine, unless you find a deal on ebay.

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