Okay guys, after much reading and research (and a quick spin on a few different bikes). I've decided that the 2 bikes I like best are the R6 and the ZX-6R (in my price range, would love a newer 600 but the boss doesn't seem impressed on spending any extra cash after I went all out on my gear ). I'm looking at the 98+ models for both (the R6 obviously starting in 1999). I'm planning on 5-6k (the less the better), so far I've found a couple of each forsale but before I go buy one I'm curious on common issues with both. I've heard the Yamaha has issues with it's gearbox during the first series (1999-2003) but it appears it's mostly the 2001/2 ones with it? Is this correct? Is there any other major issues? The ZX-6R I haven't really heard of any possible issues, this might just be missing the info or are they pretty fool proof? Obviously it comes down to how the owner treats them and such, maintence is always important But there are sometimes those common issues that can't be helped (or can be with aftermarket gear :wink: ). Must say, I do love the way the R6 comes onto power after 10k rpm, reminds me so much of my skyline driving with a bit of boost lag so it's not a fear, but an enjoyment feeling. It's a bit taller then the zx6r as I stand at 5'10 (short legs, long torso, so the longer feeling reach on the R6 is fine) but I find it fine for me. So give me the dirt please, just want to know before I leap. Just need the god damn car to sell!