Well I just passed my knowledge test today, purchased insurance and went for my first ride on my 07 VTR250. It didn't go as well as I was hoping. - I stalled it countless times (I only stalled twice on the pre learner course). Lots of people staring at me during these times. - I left the indicator on about 10 times. - I rode off with the fuel knob on the off setting. - Worst of all I dropped it (thank **** for oggy knobs). I was coming to a stop on the really steep hill and lost balance. It didn't totally hit the floor, I managed to hold it up but hurt my back doing so. There was only a small scratch on the left oggy knob and and little graze on the rear indicator but still really disappointed. I'm struggling really bad with coming to a stop, turning my indicator on, and gearing down in a smooth sequence. My friend changed my rear pads and the brakes were squealing and shuddering quite a bit so that was distracting me too. I'm also finding it hard to take off at low speeds, like doing u-turns and stop-start turns. I think it's because the friction point of the clutch is too high. I'm thinking of adjusting the friction point but I don't know if that will have a negative affect of changing up gears. Once I'm off and going I'm fine, the gear changes going up are smooth and fast. I clocked 25kms today but I don't feel I've made much progress. Does anyone have any advice for me?