Rattling and Sticking
Went to get my 600 mile checkup on Saturday. Before that the last time I rode it was the previous Sunday. That time I was noticing something when I was downshifting from 2nd to 1st while coming to a stop (or nearly complete stop). Before letting up on the clutch, When I was applying the gear shift pedal while in 2nd it would either go straight down to 1st and start rattling, even before I let up on the clutch (the gear shift pedal would start rattling and shaking like giving noise feedback). Or it would go to neutral, which I've never had happen, and then when I tried applying the gear shift pedal down to 1st the same rattling type vibration would occur (again even before letting up on the clutch). The odometer was around 650 last week, and like I said, I've never had it where I'm trying to shift to first but it goes to neutral. Usually, to get to neutral from 2nd, I have to first shift to 1st. Is it normal to sometimes instead of it going down to first, it might only go down to neutral?
Anyway I asked about it when I took it in on Sat. The mechanic took it out and didn't find anything wrong with it. Now though, I'm having an additional problem (with going to neutral, not the shaking), when I'm going from 1st to second. Sometimes, despite my efforts, it "sticks" at neutral when I'm trying to shift up from 1st (Usually when I'm taking off from stop).
The mechanic said possibly I was trying to down shift in too high of a gear. I mentioned that it was happening even before letting up on the clutch, but he maintained his position. I tend to wory about pretty minor and insignifigant issues with my bike, and tend to bother the mechanic with these worries so I'm not sure if he was being honest or perhaps saying something to just get me off the phone.
I spoke with a guy at work, and he says he doesn't think that's the issue. At least he's never noticed anything similar with his 3 bikes. So I'm not sure who to believe.