I always did this with my 250, it can work wonders. On a side note, when I go to start my bike after letting it sit overnight it takes a decent bit more force to get out of first, and it always jumps straight to second. It only doesn't it once and only when it sits overnight; she's fine after 4-5 hours. Also the Tranny on my bike Only has about 1000 miles on it (replaced cause of a recalled part). Anyone know what could be causing that?2) Try rolling the bike forward or backward a few inches. This sometimes helps.