Hey all, I've been riding bikes overseas for years in busy SE countries and I just recently bought a Honda Spada here - completely different kettle of fish but still fun. A few questions: 1) As I accelerate, is it ok to not use the clutch to change up through the gears? the bike seems happy (I let the throttle off obviously) doing it this way but are there any risks? Excessive gear wear? Rear tyre lock? I only do it because it's quicker and easier, don't care about clutch wear. 2) What's the best solution to getting good rear-view coverage? I have the stock mirrors and they're ok but I don't really feel like I have a good 'feel' for what's behind me as I ride. Should I get 'blind spot' stickers or different mirros? 3) Is there an iPhone holder I can buy that is waterproof and also has a dock/charging station? I could make one but I'd rather buy one for peace of mind. 4) What the shit is this? Is on the right hand side of the engine at the bottom. 5) My bike runs very well except for in the first 20% or so of the throttle range. It kinda 'gurgles' a little bit and isn't anywhere near as smooth as it is for the rest of the range. Why is this? I've put some carby cleaner through a tank of petrol and it's improved things but stuff is still an issue? If I need to clean my carbs internally, how hard is it to do yourself? I'm reasonably mechanical but I've never done it before. 6) Is anyone with a Spada interested in swapping their fuel tank and fairings with me? I've got a blue spada and the tank and fairings are in awesome condition, but I want to paint them all a different colour. It seems a waste to paint over what is a very good paint job - would rather swap with someone who has a shitty paintjob but wants a nice blue one. 7) I have a 'speed' light just under my speedometer that lights up red every now and again. I have no idea what it is. I thought maybe you could set it for a certain speed and it'd light up whenever you go over that speed but it seems to basically operate randomly anywhere from 80-110km/h. Any idea? Where is the best place to get a cheap replacement battery for these bikes? 9) I have surface rust on the exhaust (the headers? - where it comes out of the engine) - what's the best way to treat this? I was thinking of somehow treating these and then getting an exhaust wrap as I like the aesthetics of them. 10) Are tram tracks particularly dodgy? I know on a pushbike they're killer because if you're not conscious of them you can end up stuck in the rail but are they slippery or anything? 11) Given that it's winter it takes a long time for the bike to reach operating temperature - this may seem stupid but is it almost worth using 'less effective' coolant in order for the bike to warm up faster? Riding it today it never got above about 1/3rd of the way from 'cool' on the temperature gauge despite riding it vigorously for 7 hours straight. It takes about an hour to even reach that level. Cooling working too well! 12) In Victoria, is lane splitting illegal? 13) In Victoria, if a single lane is really wide and cars are banked up at lights, can I cut down the left hand side? Not crossing any lines, just using the 'spare space' in the lane? 14) Where is the best place to buy items for a service? Places like supercheap auto are unlikely to stock the various filters for this bike, where should I get stuff from? Is there an online place that ships? Thanks all!