I have just clicked into week 2 of riding and is having a hell of a time getting into my work carpark. To get to it, I do an uphill right turn against traffic, then it is steep downhill where I have to stop to scan my access card which I strap to my forearm over my jacket. That means I have to get really close to the scanner while holding the back brake so that I can tilt towards the scanner. At the moment I paddle the last metre or so, not something I am proud of because I used to be able to do it on my scooter. Once through the gates, uneven cambered downhill left U turn to the motorcycle bays. I had a brain fart and kept looking at the pillar in front of me and stupidly stopped in panic. WORST thing to do! Barely keeping it upright and just could not tilt it enough the other way to get out and I was getting damn tired. Had to let it down slowly just to get out of that bind. Gear shifter bend again Going for 18,000 service this Friday so I shall enquire about getting it replaced. This is a rather long-winded intro to my real question. I think my problem could be I am coasting downhill which doesn't give me as much control? Even if the speed of coasting (ie clutch pulled in) + some rear brake = speed of first gear + feathering clutch + some rear brake, will being under power give me more control? Does it make a difference if I am going straight or turning?