Hi, thought I'd give you an update on my progress with the Kawaka. I was very very nervous about being able to handle the 750 after the baby Hyosung 250 cruiser, so the longer it was taking to get on the road the longer I had not to have to get on the huge looking red monster, well, it looked huge for me to handle anyway. After dropping it already at 1 KPH ?? out of the carport, "what the hell" how am I going to handle this s**t of a thing, thinking "I want my cruiser back " My instructor was getting impatient as he knew the longer I was not riding the harder it was going to be to get me back in the saddle, soooo true. Off we go two up on it, then I'm asked, " wanna go into the car park? have a practice " I had to do it. That went ok, basically, straight lines, next day, bigger car park, handled a little easier than I'd built up in my head, I"m guessing that could have s'thing to do with being a woman?? felt quite comfortable other than the fact that I can't balance it the same as the cruiser, just need more time on it to find my best way of doing it. I was happy with my braking, turning & starts on it tho. D day, into the traffic, the traffic doesn't actually worry me but I was still feeling around for pedals etc and feeling the speed difference. Went better than I had thought but did make the mistake of going into peak hour when everyone's in a rush to get home after their day's work & probably a little impatient?? hence was cut off twice, much to Deadman's disgust, as you can well imagine, he is a tad protective of me when I'm under instruction. lol. Thank goodness. Home, Oh No, the fenckin drive, stress!!! Ooooh forgot, It's cemented, Ye Ha, pure bliss going up it. No drops!!!! > Big " Thanks" once again to a very patient instructor. I must say Robsalv, on doing my cornering, rounabouts & bends, one of you frequent posts kept creeping into my head, which made me feel a little more confident, thank you, to you too. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this new toy. Cheers H.