I think that Dennis had exactly the right answer to this.
I'd only add some basic stuff like that you can tell if the bike is in neutral by testing to see if you can roll it around easily (not like a moped clutch which [should be] disengaged at idle speeds and below), and that every Honda Cub I've ever seen in person (all three of them) has had a bent shift lever - they're easy to bend, and only a little bit harder to straighten.
OK, now I have a question - are the time stamps on this board Eastern Standard? Basically, Chris, did you ask a shifting question around midnight, get an answer an hour later, and then post back a little after Last Call to say that you'd been out trying to ride your new motorbike?
Effing awesome, that - I miss late Tuesday night. I suppose Dennis doesn't.