Alright guys, as you can see by the number of recent posts about my transmission, I'm having my yearly panic attack. Here's my NEW concern. From my last post you guys will recall I found a great independent shop who adjusted my clutch and performed a few other things on my bike. As he was tightening up my drive belt he mentioned there appeared to be too much "play" between in the transmission. He would grab the belt and push forward..it looked like the belt moved a little and there appeared to be a "clunk" from the primary area. He actually ran one of those small cameras into the area to check it out but couldn't get in deep enough. He could pull the belt back and forth and recreate this clunk. The belt didn't move a lot but the clunk was definite. I had the new SE compensator installed about a year ago. The mechanic finally settled on the IDS system and said the rubber bushings in there might need replacing. I've read recent posts about the bearings in transmission going out so, hence my paranoia. Also for the past couple of years, I've noticed occasionally I would hear a "clunk" or chatter from the front as i accelerate in first gear, right as I'm letting the clutch out. this noise was one of the reasons I went with the SE compensator. the noise is still there and I haven't thought about it much until I read the posts about bearings going out and I had "goop" on my magnetic plug when I changed fluids. My question...some guys have talked about "slack" in the "system" when referring to the transmission..could this "slack" account for the clunk?? Is there a simple way to if the bearings are going out in my tranny? thanx.