Hello. Writing this thread in the hopes some other girls out there will be able to relate with my problems and offer me hope that it WILL improve!! I'm having big probs manouvering my bike.. i find it really heavy (its a kawasaki zr250 balius.) Both my feet touch the ground though. Basically, I don't feel confident manouvering it into my backyard and out the gate to the street... (i am moving to a new house with a paved garage in a month, but am stuck with rocky/gravel carport totally exposed to the street, or the grass in the backyard for now..) I think my confidence got shaken cos i attempted my 2nd road ride (first solo one) this afternoon, and after taking the seat off last night to check out the 'boot' and show my family how clever it is.. i tried to put it back on, but obviously it didnt click in, so while i sat on the bike, using my feet to "reverse" it.. the seat wobbled out of place, my butt shifted, my weight shifted, and down goes my baby onto the grass!!! (...Jafu, dont tell them what happened at the servo :s !!! ) so anyway, after picking it up.. then it not starting.. then figuring out why it wouldnt start (got knocked out of neutral during the fall) i took off and went for a spin- much fun- however i got home and did a circuit of the backyard i found it really hard to do a tight circle... and then it nearly came down again as i had mega high revs but had ran out of room as i was trying to steer the bike through a tight circle (kinda got stuck at a tree in the garden)... lucky my uncle grabbed the bike before we fell over... :s help me i feel so unco! i love my bike, and i dont want to be a bad mother (iondah suggested back brake, not front.. i shall try it.) any help, or similar stories of how you found it hard but now its sooo easy would be appreciated a lot !