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Difficulty finding neutral at a stop is caused by the clutch plates dragging due to insufficient separation. The root cause is usually air in the hydraulics — so as a first step you need to bleed the air from the system.
 

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Yes on that. Try bleeding from the top by the lever.
Also, it seems the trans may need some break in time and get easier to work after some miles.
 

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I bet you have never ridden a Harley. :)
 
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You're due for the first service... dealer could also do it if you are still having issues...
 

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New bikes take 1k - 1500 miles to get everything bedded in... if you're still having a problem after that then change the fluid and bleed the system really well.
 

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Happened to me also in the 1st thousand miles, currently is much better. One thing that did work was to put it in neutral while still rolling to a stop.
 

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A little clutch dragging causes that. The Ducati Master cyl./Slave cyl. combination doesn't give you much, if any, extra lift so even in a properly bled system it can be borderline/troublesome. On a new clutch pack there is one plate that is a spring plate, it's there to soften the 'take-up'. That plate soon gives up and becomes flat. That's when you get clutch 'squack'. I started out in the British motorcycle industry and their clutches always dragged. Years (many) ago I developed the habit of finding neutral while the bike is still rolling and it works for my 851 to this day.
 
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