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Are there any known tranny probs that may arise?

I am thinking of buying a used 2004 YZF-R6. One of my knuckle head friends said that 2nd gears are known to go bad. Is this true?

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  • clint noonan May 11, 2010

    hello mate i have a 1999 r6 i have had it for years and the gears are fine fantastic bike never let me long as you give them a extra oil change now and then. Hope this helps



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Yamaha's deltabox was never the best gearbox.I had 2002 R6 and i hated it, very very clunky and prone to false neutrals.


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