I recently got my first motorbike, an 88-89 Honda VT250 Spada. It runs really well on the road, however if I do an emergency stop, and stop in a higher gear, it won't shift back down to first without me moving the bike backwards or forwards a little bit. I'm really not sure if it's meant to do that or if I should be able to go through gears while stationary. An extension of this problem can be seen when I park the bike. If I try to go through the gears it won't get past neutral. It will go down to first but it won't shift up. I just tried that again, but with my dad in the room, and the bike go through gears without a problem... I don't know why (I might have moved the bike an inch forwards or backwards). But the first question still stands. I know I just answered my own question but I'd like to see what you guys say/think about why the bike wouldn't change gear. Any information that people have would be nice.