Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon
I've heard the weighted knob can cause transmission wear? Like the old advice of not resting your hand on the knob when you drive because you cause some force on the linkage that is transmitted to the transmission?
I asked a guy from UUC about this. I took it with a grain of salt, considering I doubt he would say anything negative about his product, but he did make a good point concerning a knob vs. your hand. He told me that there has never been a reported case of a weighted knob causing any damage. Resting your hand on there is another story, though. A weighted knob weighs ~20oz, your hand+arm probably weigh 5-8lbs.