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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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