What would have made my wife's scooter engine seize?

by Art
(Redwood City, CA)

My wife bought a new 150 cc scooter 4 weeks ago and she was driving it going 35 miles an hour. Then the motor seized up.

The dealer said the scooter must have fallen down and gas got in the oil, which didn't happen. Can that make the scooter seize?

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Sep 03, 2010
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by: Jim Zeiser

My wife has a Honda 250 Rebel and one day we went for a ride. My bike is a 650 Kawasaki. when we got to 70 mph on the twisty roads I backed off, too fast for me. Did your wife tell you she was doing 35 mph or did you see it? I check my wife's oil now every 500 miles since the little motor is always working its heart out. How hard was your wife's scooter working?

Sep 03, 2010
by: Anonymous

Heat is the enemy.
No oil or no coolant.
The piston and jug have different coefficient of
expansion and over heating will cause the engine
to size up.

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