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Old 01-13-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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Question Why?

I'm shopping for a fixer upper and I keep seeing bikes with the second gear not working.

Why is it the second gear that always goes out?
Why not any of the other gears?
Is it common?
What exactly would i have to do to swap out gears?
Can I change a gear or do I have to get a new transmission?

(been working on my 50 and now I kinda like working on bike stuff)
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2nd gear is common because of the gap neutral leaves between 1&2.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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2nd gear is common because of the gap neutral leaves between 1&2.
As simple as the explaination is...

That makes perfect sense
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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Don't buy a bike with any kind of tranny issues...unless you don't mind replacing the whole motor. I say that because with the price of labor, it usually ends up being cheaper to just replace the motor, then to have to split the cases and get to the tranny. I'm thinking abt selling my Gsxr 600 if you're looking for something not to expensive.
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Don't buy a bike with any kind of tranny issues...unless you don't mind replacing the whole motor. I say that because with the price of labor, it usually ends up being cheaper to just replace the motor, then to have to split the cases and get to the tranny. I'm thinking abt selling my Gsxr 600 if you're looking for something not to expensive.
Agreed. Unless you are dealing with a bike with a cassette tranny. Then splitting the case no longer applies.
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Don't buy a bike with any kind of tranny issues...unless you don't mind replacing the whole motor. I say that because with the price of labor, it usually ends up being cheaper to just replace the motor, then to have to split the cases and get to the tranny. I'm thinking abt selling my Gsxr 600 if you're looking for something not to expensive.
Whats wrong with your -zr and how much you looking to get?
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-zr!?! How dare you!?! I'll pm you later and we can discuss it, or pm me your number and I can text you a lil later on.
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