So I just got my first bike on Wednesday, and I have been waiting al week to ride it, I am 42 yo and I got a 2002 GS 500, such a fun bike. I got my licence a year ago and the 2 day course was the sum of my motorcycle riding experience. I was worried I would get out on the road and not know what to do, but pardon the phrase it was like riding a bike. At 140 kg I for the gs500 a lot safer to ride than the yama 125 I learnt on, I had plenty of power when I was taking off at the light and I didn't stall at all. I was concerned that I would get out in traffic and just freak out but for some reason I actually felt safer on my bike in heavy traffic than in my car, I am still trying to work out why. I think I felt like I had a lot more control on my bike, or maybe I am more alert and have less distraction than in my car? I had a p plater do a left hand turn from the right hand lane in front of me and even that did not worry me too much, except I was trying to find the horn. One of the problems I have is that I can not get the bike into neutral, I am not sure if there is a trick to this, and I am not sure if it really matters? Does it matter if I leave the bike in first when I park? Is there a time that I need neutral? Another problem I have is that I can't turn the ignition to "lock" I don't want to force it because I am worried about the key getting stuck in lock, but again I am not sure if this is an issue? Does it matter if I just turn the bike off and take the key out?