Keep It In Gear
I used to do the same thing, come up to a light and then put the bike in neutral, until less than 3 blocks from my house a bike was rear ended....
It was an early Sunday morning, sun from the east, just a few months ago, very little traffic and the bike had just come off of I-75 and Fowler and was at the second light, waiting for it to turn green. A pick up truck was following and decided to keep going and not stop for the red. There are three lanes moving west and the guy on the bike is now dead! They were the only two at the intersection.
If traffic is stopped behind me at a long light, I might put it in neutral, but if there is no one behind me, I leave space and the bike is ready to scoot.......
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)