Thanks everyone for all the advice so far. I'm 30 miles away from Stranraer, so quite a bit away from Loch Ness. Can any of you GS riders recommend any independent garages in Scotland that are spot on with BMW bikes. I'm a wee bit scared of taking it to Motrorrad from fear of paying through the nose, plus I have read quite a few reports of no faults being found at the Garage and your back to square one again.
I have been lifting back of the gear but it just seems welded. Going back up and back down the box whilst stationary appears to solve it eventually but this definetly needs fully sorted before the Summer so I can get some monster mileage in!!!: clap