Buying a '00 R6. 2nd Gear Problems?
Is EVERY single R6 going to face this problem? If I test ride a R6 for a while and it feels fine, can I assume it can go a season or two without the 2nd gear problem occuring? I really want an R6 but the whole 2nd gear thing scares me, especially since so many people encounter it.
Also does anyone know about how much it is to fix?
bring it to a shop and have them check it out.
personally theres no guarentees,a shop could say its good to go but a week down the road it could start to act up.Its a tough situation in these cases.
jsut make sure its not doing it at time of purchase.
take it for a long test ride, give it lots of power in 2nd gear under different rpms. I had the 2nd gear problem on my R1 and it only did it sometimes. But i could always make it skip on a tight right hand on ramp when i would just give it lots of gas in 2nd gear just as i was straightening out to merge on to the highway. I wouldn't let the guy who owns the bike see or hear you test riding his bike this way though! And good luck finding someone that would let you do it.