Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
In addition to VOXMAGNA idea(s), you should put the bike on the centerstand - while the rear wheel is up in the air with ignition OFF, move thru ALL the gears with you hand (sitting on the ground on the left side). To do this, you will need to move the wheel back and forth a few inches of rotation to mesh the gears (as you move the shifter).
The goal of this exercise is to find in a quiet and static condition, if you can feel any differences between each gear. When riding, with the noises and the resistance of the boot, it is sometimes hard to tell where the "real" problem comes from.
John (Montreal, CANADA)
K1200RS (2002 IceBlue/Red - 96,000 miles)