Well I've done the first day of my L's, and nearly came a cropper at one point. Unfortunately after that I 'seized' up and struggled through the rest of the day - the instructors advice - 'Relax! you will be fine!' The second day is this friday, so hopefully I can get a full nights sleep before hand and actually pass the L's. (three week old babies and sleep do not coincide). Now I'm looking for the first bike, considering second hand and new options. I have read the classic '250 or 650 cruiser' threads but would like to hear from somebody on one important issue (to me)... I'm a tall, fat bastard. As such - will a 250 have the grunt I will need as a learner ? Examples being the Intruder 250 LC, VStar 250 etc. Agro.