Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Downtown Houston, Texas
My 1999 R6 shifts very hard from first to second. Has ever since I've owned the bike, 3 years now. Over the summer I had to buy all new gears and the shift forks on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th very all toast. Transmission rebuild- cost me $1800. I know a couple others I ride with, same R6 and same problems. We all do our share of wheelies, so I do not know if it is a flaw in the R6 tranny or the wheelies. All I can say is that if it's going to cost me nearly $2000 every other year in transmissions for wheelies, I think I'll see about spending more money on a stronger aftermarket tranny. If they have one. Also, after the tranny rebuild, it still shifts hard from 1rst to 2nd. I think I am going to buy new springs for the clutch. Might help.
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