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I've had my bike for about a week now, first bike, first vehicle in all for that matter. I have all of the gears and such down, but for some reason I have a hard time getting it in neutral when coming to lights and such. Does anyone else have this problem :/? It seems like I can only get it to go into neutral when it's basically fully stopped. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty sure it's something small :p
 

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lol why are you looking for neutral while moving?
My thoughts exactly, really no reason to be in neutral UNLESS you're not moving and are fully stopped.
 

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Stop going to neutral while at a red light. Stay in first with your hands on your clutch. One day you'll be sitting there in neutral, staring at the light and then you'll hear the truck behind you slam on it's brakes.

Neutral will leave you helpless or at least scrambling away at the very last moment. First gear leaves you prepared to leave in a moments notice.
 

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Stop going to neutral while at a red light. Stay in first with your hands on your clutch. One day you'll be sitting there in neutral, staring at the light and then you'll hear the truck behind you slam on it's brakes.

Neutral will leave you helpless or at least scrambling away at the very last moment. First gear leaves you prepared to leave in a moments notice.
Good point, I'll do that from now on actually lol. Thanks :p
 

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I will only go to neutral if there is no one coming up on me (already stopped at the light) and i need to make a quick adjustment or there are already plenty of cars sitting behind/beside me. I don't take chances with all these bad drivers out here!
 

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^ Agree, I was always taught to stay in first while at lights, ect.
Only time my bike is in neutral is when I am going to start it up.
 
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i park my bike in neutral... because i put on my gloves and such while it warms and gets the oil circulating... other than that, always in a gear. also i never shift from 2nd to 1st until im at like <8mph
 

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For me it depends on the intersection. If I'm in a busy area and I know the light is going to be awhile I'll sit in neutral. 95% of the time a cager pulls up behind me anyway. I'll just watch the other light and when it goes yellow I'll go into gear.
 

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For me it depends on the intersection. If I'm in a busy area and I know the light is going to be awhile I'll sit in neutral. 95% of the time a cager pulls up behind me anyway. I'll just watch the other light and when it goes yellow I'll go into gear.
Pretty much this. When I'm coming to a stop light, I keep an eye on my mirrors to make sure the car(s) behind me are stopping/stopped (I usually flash my brake light a few times for good measure), then I'll flip into neutral if I know it's going to be a long light.
 

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i park my bike in neutral... because i put on my gloves and such while it warms and gets the oil circulating... other than that, always in a gear. also i never shift from 2nd to 1st until im at like <8mph

park the bike in gear so it doesn't roll away off the side stand and smash.
throw you leg over the bike and start it and then start putting riding gear on while you are on it and bike in neutral

oops, i forgot to add, put your foot on the rear brake to stop it rolling away
 

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I sometimes find it hard to get OUT of neutral. Click down, light goes off the back on, still in neautral.., sometimes takes some persuasion. I think it's cause it's still so new the gearbox may be a bit tight still..
 

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park the bike in gear so it doesn't roll away off the side stand and smash.
throw you leg over the bike and start it and then start putting riding gear on while you are on it and bike in neutral
That's what I, do I never start it until I'm already sitting on it

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To park I ride up to where I want to be exactly, engine cut off, kickstand down, rock it to make sure it stays down, lock front wheel, rock it back and hold the front brake as I get off. On a cold start, I hit the engine cut off switch, turn the key to on, flip it to neutral, and start the bike while I open up the garage and put the rest of my gear on. Then I hold the front brake while mounting, and leave the bike in neutral while I back out. Once I'm READY to go forward, THEN I put it in first. I would hate to be looking backwards and accidentally roll the throttle and eat my fence.
 
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