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Dont let the 2nd gear failure inhibit you from a particular make or model. This is a failure of ALL sportbikes regardless of make, model or year. To be be more accurate this really isn't even a failure of the bike itself. More so a failure of the previous owner to properly shift.
This ignorance drives me nuts. Regardless of what vender specific forum you go to, you'll hear "Oh, stay away from 2*** thru 2***(insert whatever make/model here), they have the 2nd gear failure. Its either someone talking out their ass, or someone regurgitating the same old bullshit. The internet is abound with such nonsense.
I'd rather get the facelifted (2006+) FZ6, but I think that's a very good price for the miles, if it is in good condition.
The 2006+ comes with an aluminium swingarm, better brakes and is a wee bit ligher.
I found this one too...With those miles I heard its about time for a valve service though. Not sure I want to get into all that. Seems like the only real maintenance done has been oil changes & chain maintenance.
2007 Yamaha FZ6 Sport Bike
It is a real issue on the YZF-600 and R6, Yamaha redesigned the transmission with a stronger 2nd gear in 2003.
Here is how to fix it:
How-to: 2nd Gear Pop out Fix... : Yamaha R6 Forum: R6MessageNet : YZF-R6 Forums
The later 2003 transmission had 5 dogs instead of just 3, some have fixed their bikes by installing 2nd gen R6 parts in the early bikes.
By the way, that FZ6 already has the revised transmission.
|doesn't mean Yamaha's transmissions weren't overly prone to failure.|
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