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Angry C50 Engine Seized

So, my 2005 C50 (<12k miles, with excellent maintenance history) has a seized motor. Really weird, since it had oil, and I was driving it when it gave up the ghost. Anyone hear of such a thing?
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Very weird....Welcome to the VR family friends forum!!!Time to shop for motor or newer bike.


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It happens a lot. I had an '05 that did the same thing. Meticulous attention to the maintenance schedule, then the motor went for no apparent reason. Don't bother looking up parts to fix the broken one. When mine let go in 2012, the parts cost alone was north of $2500.

Your best bet (and cheapest option) will be to buy a used motor out of a wrecked bike. You will have to use an engine from 2005 to 2008 if you want it to be a direct swap. Other model years use the same engine case and internals, but have different intakes, heads and charging systems. If you get a motor other than the years above, you will have to swap parts between the original and donor motor.

This might be a good opportunity to shop for a new bike as well. End of the season, means some screaming deals on new bikes.

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Sorry, I've got nothing to add to what Skrap has already said, just wanted to welcome you.

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So, my 2005 C50 (<12k miles, with excellent maintenance history) has a seized motor. Really weird, since it had oil, and I was driving it when it gave up the ghost. Anyone hear of such a thing?
what was the oil like in it ? oil that sits a long time is useless.u say 05 and less than 12 k miles.thats a lot of sitting


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Sorry this is the reason for your first post.

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It had oil. Did it have coolant?
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Yes. All fluids were good.
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This might be a good opportunity to shop for a new bike as well. End of the season means some screaming deals on new bikes.
Yeah, unfortunately, that's the plan. This kind of failure has me a little gun shy. When I bought this bike, it was immaculate and in perfect condition. I could tell that the previous owner babied that bike. I had lots of confidence that I had made a good purchase.

Moving forward, I'm not really confident in Suzuki.
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Hmm...you may be right. The previous owner didn't ride it much the season before I bought it. And I did a few >100mile rides on it. I didn't change the oil at the beginning of this season, as the color and level were good.
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