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99-01 R6 2&6 Gear Issues
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99-01 R6 2&6 Gear Issues - June 4, 2008, 07:43 PM

I'm considering purchasing a used 2000 R6 which is apprently suffering from the dreaded worn 2nd and 6th gear 'dog bones'. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the fix for this and can offer any 'level of difficulty' information.

I came across this http://www.r6messagenet.com/forums/r...p-out-fix.html which describes the repair in a pretty complete manner. My concern is that this is waaaay to technical for a non-mechanic (read that as bike engine nubbin - wait, no, read that as mechanical nubbin.) I have never worked on the inside of an engine (car or bike) but am concerned about the cost of the labor associated with the repair (I've heard as much as $1800.)

Is this doable for a nubbin?
Is it worth it?
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June 5, 2008, 01:57 AM

I have never heard of 6th slipping - only 2nd. 2nd slipping on these bikes was fairly common. The fix outlined in your link is not too hard but it does take some time and buying all the parts and taking alot of things apart.

However, it is also possible that you may have a very cheap and easy fix on your hands. On my bike, the gears were just fine and it was the shift fork spring that was messed up and it was a 30 cent fix. You don't really know untill you get to the shift fork. Since I sourced a good deal on a fresh engine I actually replaced the whole engine but like I said, it was a 30 cent fix on my 02 R6.

Is it worth it? You don't say how much the bike will cost you and what other stuff it has. You don't say how much your time is worth to you. Are you willing to spend the next 2 weeks doing this?
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