(Even if I don't understand why!!)
Having just installed my new Cee Bailey +4+2 screen I took the bike out and did about 100 mile round trip just because it was a nice afternoon. The screen was everything I expected and was very much quieter than the BMW tall screen it replaced. However, I had also just fitted the gear lever extender (from Pirates Lair), to go with the peg lowerers as it makes the gear lever a little longer. My gearbox has always 'clunked', especially from 1st - 2nd and 2nd - 3rd, so imagine my surprise when I started off and ........ nothing....... not a sound from the gearbox. I was expecting the clunk to be a little more obvious with the quieter screen, but in the entire 100 miles there was just one very small noise when changing from 2nd - 3rd, but apart from that it was absolutely silent, smooth gearchanges. It still clunks going from neutral into first at the halt, but once its moving no sound at all now.
I haven't suddenly changed overnight to be the perfect rider, and the bike had only done just over 1000 miles when I started the journey today, so the gearbox hasn't suddenly run-in either. I can't imagine why the gear lever extender should have this effect, unless it has something to do with the pressure on the lever changing direction slightly. Could it be because the lever is now fatter and therefore my foot comes up from a lower position to give a slightly different pressure?
Whatever the reason I am extremely pleased with this unexpected bonus
but admit to being completely baffled as to why it has had this effect
Anyone got any ideas?