Hi everyone. I've got a recently acquired 08 xt250 with about 1500 miles on it (about 500 were from me). Recently it has been refusing to drop gears unless I slightly lift up on the shift lever before downshifting each gear. I am a new rider but have ridden bike before that were tough to get into first and you needed you let out the clutch a tad or rock the bike back and forth, but this feels like a different problem. There is a little more play in the clutch lever than spec. I don't know if that is the culprit or maybe a lose return spring or something. If someone has and ideas, I'd like to hear them.