I bought a black '99 TLR (under 20,000 k's) and *adore* it. (it has carbon yoshi pipes and sets off car alarms) I'm not mechanical at all, so didn't pick up that clutch was weak (not fully disengaging) and I was crunching first gear. Now first gear needs replacing and I've been quoted 20 hours labour. Should I pay (retail) $3,000 to have the gearbox repaired on the bike I love, or is this better in the hands of someone who can do the labour themselves? Should I cut my losses and sell it (honest about repair needed)? Both ways are gonna put a hole in my pocket. Which is the lesser of two evils? What are your experiences selling a damaged bike? What's a TLR (minus first gear) worth? Would be happy to just end up on a used GSXR or R1, I just don't have any spare cash to spend.