Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dorset, UK BH20
2000 R6 Gearchanges
I have just bought a Y2K R6. When I change gears from 1-2 the gearchange is VERY clunky, ie there is a VERY loud thud\clunk that you can feel through the seat. I guess you could hear the gearchange from quite a distance from the outside. Gears 2-3 is clunky but not so bad and the rest are fairly smooth in comparison. Also the clunk gets worse when the engine is fully warm...
So, rumors are the R6 gearbox is clunky from new, but to what extent?? I have nothing to compare it to.
Is a very loud change in the lower gears really normal? Or could it be a fault that is exaggerating it?
By the way no style of gearchange in the lower gears seems to make any difference, high or low revs etc.