i found a whole set on ebay from an 02' for 85 plus 25 shipping from ohio, I may jump on those considering its an ohio bike I know it wasn't ridden for half of the year at least. I was looking at whole engines as well, but they are going for 900 plus shipping for a decent one, I'd rather rebuild my self so I know it will be decent.
My current goal is a complete tear down and rebuild of the engine, sand and repaint the tank, new rear cowl, new fender eliminator turn signal as my entire rear is burnt from the exhaust, it even melted the reflectors on my licenses plate. i kind of want to get a decent slip on for it. It also needs a good through deep cleaning, new rear foot pegs for the little lady, she doesn't like the cbr ones on there at all.
I'm curious if the metal flakes are actually from the gears or if I have another major issue I haven't found yet, as they are quite big.