Really, I heard opposite but good to know I've never had one. I'm having a hell of time with popping back down from 2nd to neutral and occational false neutrals probally due to lazy shifting not a lot but waaaaay more than any other bike I've ever had.
eh I got mine on ebay for 167 shipped, I did read around somewhat and people have reported a hard to find neutral. I domt have a problem finding it works great. This shifts are firmer which takes a little getting used to but once you move the shifter it pops into place with a short positive throw. Completely got rid of my dropping back down from 2nd into neutral. It's kinda a pain in the ass to get in the first time but I could do it faster now that Ive done it.
I feel a bit pricey considering what you get but R and D has great value and I was impressed with the stuff. The bearing idea, genius idk how much the different profile star plays into it seams like a bearing and spring do alot of it to me but back to the R and D I dunno. Works great.