Often reading about CRF1000l false neutral, dropped shift and my favorite Vibration. The AT Forum features hair on fire owners screaming at Honda and dealers about un-safe, Lemon Law death machines. One guy on there suggested operator error and offered solutions. Few, including me, followed his great advise. After chasing a vibe and experiencing false neutrals I went on a mission to solve the issue. My bike: 2017 CRF1000l manual started having issues around 9000 miles and now has 13000. Replaced rear wheel bearings, cush drive rubbers, chain and sprockets, still had issues. The fix: 1) Your chain is too tight! The manuals adjustment specs are too tight! With the bikes rear wheel off the ground the chain should touch the end of chain rub block where it attaches to the underside of the swingarm. That is WAY more slack than on most bikes. Close to 70mm on the stand. If you dont believe it needs so much slack, unbolt the linkage and check with sprockets, swingarm pivot in line. Your chain is too tight!! 2) Run the Honda GN4 10/30 Dino oil. It is cheap, it works, change as soon as shifting gets notchy. (about 4000 miles for me, I change with every rear tire). 3) Your shift lever is likely too low. The AT has a pretty long shift lever throw. To shift correctly you must engage the next gear AND the lever needs to ratchet all the way down. If the lever rests on your boot at all, missed shift results. These adjustments completely eliminated my problems. hope this helps someone love their bike. YMMV.