^ the first negitive so far... correct? it does feel lighter quite a bit and a little sloppy, maybe your linkage is a little bit too loose to be causing that? i've never had any problems finding gears with or without the weight. it's good to hear the other side and different opions though
but just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean it's the worst mod ever. it's worked for the other 60+ others that reponded to this little mod positively.
i've yet to shift and have the linkage pop off the tranny thus far. i think the extra weight slowed the shifter down as i was shifting faster then it could shift and pushes the linkage too hard and pops off. it only happens when going 1-2 and 3-4.