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I received my new bike 2 days ago. So far things are going well. I've spent a lot of time in vacant parking lots and today I tried a few rural roads. Everything seems to be functioning well on the bike. It drives very smooth and I don't believe I'm having any problems controlling it. I am having only one difficulty, getting the bike into first gear after I stop sometimes. I never have difficulty if I downshift into first but if I stop at a higher gear and try to downshift while I am stopped into first sometimes (not all the times) it doesn't go into gear. Instead of feeling that click it feels like somehow it is blocked. The other gears are not at all effected. The light will indicate that it is in neutral. I've tried letting the clutch out and resqueezing it thinking I didn't squeeze it in enough and slightly revving the engine. It will ultimately go into first gear but I might have to play with it a bit. I remember during my MSF class training with a 250 Suzuki and at times it did the same thing. Am I somehow making the same mistake with this bike as I did with my training bike, is this something that just happens with Suzuki or should I bring it back to the dealer for some service. Thanks for any advice.