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Old 11-13-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
centdukesfan OP
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Location: Arlington, VA
Oddometer: 65
seized engine r80

Hey all,

Havent posted in a while, but thought id relay a story.

Ive had my bike, an 83 r80 /7 for two years. I love the thing to death, its my baby. Ive had my share of moments with it, but its always been a blast to take out for a long ride.

Yesterday as i was driving up route 28 in virginia, my engine seized going 60. my rear tire locked and i thought for SURE i had a blow out on the back tire. After slowing down to about 30 and waving my hands in distress for other drivers, i realized that i could put my clutch in and safely coast to the breakdown lane. Luckily a driver in front of me (a stranger) who also rides gave me a ride to a 7-11 off the shoulder. I had it towed and am incredibly BLESSED to be alive. It could have turned out much MUCH worse.

No idea what the problem is, engine had oil, and didnt smoke. No oil light at all. My guess is a timing or pushrod failure. I guess well find out. Heres to hoping my bike isnt totaled.

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