Hi Guys... Just wanna thankyou for a great site .. Very informative !! I am a newbie, havent ridden since my YZ80 back when i was 15. I finally got my learners, and purchased a Honda SL250. ( Choice was limited due to my lack of height ). My intention is to practice riding skills as much as possible, and get as much advice as I can, so I do not become a statistic. I need some advice on the correct way to stop at an interstection. IE which foot down??? I have read that its best to put your left foot down and keep your right foot on the rear brake, ( which kinda makes sense especially on an incline ). However with the left foot down... How in blazes can one change gear, whether its to select neutral at a long stop, or first gear.. ready to go, without looking like a doofus, humbling about. Am keen to hear what procedures experienced bikers use.