Recently I purchased my first motorcycle, a 98 yamaha yzf 600. I do have a lot of dirtbike and atv experience and have ridden on the street before so I feel I qualify starting on a 600. Has about 25,000 miles on it, but only cost me $2000 and it is in fairly good condition. Anyway, long story short the battery is dead because of me trying to start the bike (explained later). I was wondering about how much a new battery would run me. The one problem that the bike does have is the ignition. I have started the bike and so has the previous owner but it is annoying because the key is hard to turn past the "on" writing on the ignition. It is easy to turn the wheel lock on and battery on but hard to start. It is hard to explain the problem but I am pretty sure it has something to do with the tumblers in the ignition and I was also wondering how much a new ignition would be so I don't have to put up with the hassle of trying to start the bike for 5 minutes before it turns over. The problem is just the top part of the ignition where the key is entered. I couldn't find prices online. Sorry for the long post but I was trying to be specific. Thanks in advance for any replies.