So Iâ€™m riding along concentrating on maintaining situational awareness and keeping the shiny side up after a few weeks of road riding when the bike pops into neutral with a mighty roar juxtapositioned against a sudden loss of momentum. Tres embarrassing. Except itâ€™s not REALLY neutral but more of a no-mans land between 5th & 6th (gear five and a half). Itâ€™s happened once, twice and three times. It seems to fall back into a gear of its own accord after this although Iâ€™m usually too surprised to work out if itâ€™s changed up, down or just gone back to where it was. I was worrying about my brand new GS500 having some terrible gearbox problem but thinking about it, I have a different theory. I think it might be something Iâ€™m doing rather than the bike (which is why Iâ€™m â€˜fessing up and posting it in the newbie bit). Iâ€™m 193cm tall with feet the size of Shetland ponies. In anything less than top, my toe is parked under the gear shift ready to shift up by default. Iâ€™m wondering if Iâ€™m putting upward pressure on the gear shift from time to time inadvertently. Not enough to do a clutch-free change up but enough to knock it out of being engaged. So first question: is that even feasible? Is it a bad habit? If that IS what might be happening, I had a look at the gear shift. Itâ€™s on a spline and looks like it might be adjustable. The ownerâ€™s manual says nothing but I was wondering if adjusting the position of the gear shift is something that one can do with a new bike without consequences.