...Just went out on the Saturday morning stroll down the peninsula to Rye that i have been trying to get in each weakend, nothing fast, just trying to keep smooth and safe. Well i learned something today that maybe useful to other noobs. When you read all the stuff people have written about learning to ride, you will always see a bit that says " in corners, keep your head UP, look through the turn and NOT at the road in front of your tyre" Its something you really need to rember to do. I was doing this when i first bought the bike, but since have fallen into the habit of watching the road in front of the bike for some reason, and my cornering was crapola. Today i forced myself through a few turns to look up and through the turn, after the 3rd one it felt so smooth and natural , i re rode all the rode i have just ridden and did every corners 3 times quicker and above all smoother than before. One last thing i did which really felt great, and was a tip from this forum, was to place my feet on the pegs just below the ball of my feet, instead of right up against the heel - seems to give me a better position on the bikes ( a little more forward/over the bars) and a little bit better feel of the bike. Anyway these 2 things seems to have made the world of difference to my day out Hope it helps another noob Hope i haven’t got it wrong.