Originally Posted by plumbob
Didn't they improve (harden) the shaft on the 4th gear clutch hub in midyear '03 and later models?
Are there other problems with 4th gear?
I believe the problem is as Turbo Monte said on a different post is the 4th gear clutch packs won't stand all the pressure / friction and they are the components which fail, not the shaft breaking.
When racing I start in 1st and shift up to 2nd and finally 3rd.