The old four speeds had at least one neutral for every gear and it was easy to miss a shift through no fault of your own.
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I moved my shifter up one notch, made a huge difference in positive shifting.
Ya, as others have mentioned this is normal.. You have to make positive shifts, and eventually you will not notice it and only hit a false neutral once in a while. It did seem to smooth out for me around 1000 miles.
It does get better with break in, it's always better if you pay more attention