Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Clarksville, TN
Year/Make/Model: 2017 Kawasaki Vaquero
It is ALWAYS a very good idea to downshift through the gears while coming to a stop. One, you use the engine to assist in slowing down. More importantly, you want to be in the correct gear in case of an "OH SH!T I GOT TO GET OUT OF THE WAY!" surprise situation. If you are in sixth gear doing 15 or 20 mph, you are a sitting duck.
Every bike I have ever owned required a little clutch engagement to change gears from a dead stop. As far as positive neutral, if you are rolling at all, it will usually pop right past neutral, but I've been pleased with mine.
Jerry "Old Bear" Barker
Americas Guardians PS MC
Tennessee 16-A Chapter
"Blaze" 2017 Vaquero