Thanks for the advice. I do let out on the clutch after I go into neutral, which is why I go to neutral: so I don't have to hold the clutch in while I sit. I just figured maybe it was because the bike is so new and the internal parts are quite broken in or worn enough to engage smoothly every time. If it keeps up or gets worse I'll take it to a shop. Like I said, it's not any everyday thing, but when it happens it's pretty annoying. Sometimes I've tried to go up to 2nd first then back to 1st, but if it is being stubborn it won't go into 2nd OR 1st without a lot of effort. For now I guess I'll just keep it in first for awhile. The dealer I got the bike from is going to tell me, as they've done with EVERY issue I've had, the nothing is wrong. They always tell me they couldn't find anything wrong. Like the loud ticking when it's cold for about the first half hour of riding. Sounds like noisy lifters in a car engine, but they say they can't hear anything and my friend says his sounds the same and nothing is wrong with it. But he did say the dealer told him the ticking is normal.