Ok, so I'm a new rider, generally I'm feeling ok on the bike, I have practiced in a car park doing slow speed figure of eights and turns and think I can turn the bike mostly where I want. However, I'm I little confused about how to start off a 90 degree turn from a stop, such as at an intersection or driveway. On our learners course we were told to keep the wheel straight, left foot on the ground and right foot on brake whenever starting off. But when I do that when turning hard right or left, I find it very hard to do it smoothly as I need to go out into the road a bit before turning. After bit of reading and looking at some youtube videos, it seems that turning the front wheel first before starting is ok, and even having your right foot on the ground when turning left Where do I point my wheel? Also do people usually change up to second at the beginning of the turn or leave it in first? I have been leaving it in first until I'm straight, but the high revs and touchy throttle don't help the smoothness. Thanks heaps.