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R6 2nd/6th gears replaced

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by gazza2009au, May 10, 2009.

  1. hi guys im nearly on my full licence and im looking at buying a second hand bike a R6 99-01 yamaha but i have been reading about the dreaded 2nd and 6th gear problems so im just wondering what will a shop charge to do this job if the bike i buy has this problem

  2. Best to call a shop. No one here will quote a price anywhere near as accurately as the shop.

    You could always just buy an R6 that doesn't have the 2nd and 6th gear problems and then just baby it through those gears.
  3. :LOL: :LOL:

    Baby it through 2nd gear. Whats the point of that? All the fun is over once you hit 3rd on the road.

    2nd takes a lot of punishment on sports bikes. I know my box has had a rebuild due to numerous launches/wheelies etc etc by the previous owner.