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Hey guys, I'm thinking about purchasing a slight project bike and would like some advice on if it would be a good choice.

The bike is a 1995 Suzuki rf600r with 33k miles and is in perfect condition except for the transmission. The transmission will not shift into 2nd gear. How much should I offer the guy or should I just stay clear of the deal?

I really want a bike and wouldn't mind a winter project (there isn't much to do during Wisconsin winters). I had a ninja 250 five years ago during highschool and now that college is over with its time to get back on the road.

Thanks in advance,
 

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Find out if parts are available to fix it. RF's have been out of production for a long time. That means any parts that was last used in the RF600 is not likely to be available.
 

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Walk away. There are a ton of bikes that have working transmissions with less mileage. Transmission work can be a headache and frankly, there were not that many of those bikes sold and as someone mentioned, getting parts for the bike will be a PITA.

If you want that genre then my suggestion is a FZR600 or CBR600 of similar years. Tons of parts, both crash well and should be bloody inexpensive.
 
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