First time posting but I've been following this site for awhile now. Looking for your advice.
Got me a 93 GSXR750W, 28k on odometer, water/oil cooled, for free that was sitting for a few years and thought it would be a fun project bike. The plastics are a bit rough (was dropped) but they are all there and cleaned up reasonably good. Rebuilt the carbs and did a basic tuneup, straightened all the bent/broken bits, new battery and it is now running pretty good. Took it for a little run around the block and found out it has the dreaded 2nd slipping out of gear when under power issue. The bike still needs fork seals, brakes, tires and a windscreen before it can be road worthy. Have not yet checked the wheel and steering bearings.
Yes, I have read all the great previous posts about this tranny issue.
Do I attempt to pull the motor and fix the tranny? For those that have done this repair, what are the realistic parts and costs I should expect? I've read a lot of price variation, although I realize this depends on parts that need to be replaced.
Also, were the parts readily available or did you have to wait a long time? I'm in no rush but just want to know what to expect.
A cheap used motor swap would be my ideal but I'm not looking to spend $600-$800 +shipping on an unknown ebay motor.
I'm not expecting to keep this as my long term sweetheart, just wanted something fun to drive for a bit, then sell to a good home.
-Am I better off just leaving it as is and selling it?
-Fix the fork seals, brakes, tires and windscreen and then sell?
-Jump into all work including the tranny repair?
I have no problem doing the actual labor and I have the service manual.
What is my best bang for the buck?
Thanks for your advice.