Hi guys Fairly new here, first time ever on a bike was last month. I have had a couple of lessons so far (I'm in WA). After the first lesson, I went out and treated myself to a Hyosung GV250. Things are going OK but I'm finding the slow circly stuff round the car park really hard going! In my second lesson, the instructor was getting me to do figures of 8 round the car park which was going OK til he told me to try and lean the opposite way to the bike for balance which I just found uncomfortable and weird. And then I had to go round in circles with the rear brake on. It goes OK for a while and then I just seem to lose it!!! How small are these figures of 8 and tight circles supposed to get and how fast/slow am I supposed to be going when I do them? It feels much easier in second (on my own with my new bike) than in first with all that revving and lurching! I notice other people have said that in their first attempts on the bike their instructors have taped up the throttle or upped the idling speed to stop stalling, but my instructor didn't do any of that with me! Also feeling petrified going round in these circles that I will drop the bike. Every now and then I feel as if the handlebars are just turning that little bit too much or the bike is leaning a little bit too much and I get scared and whack the throttle up to stop it falling over! Will I ever get the hang of this???? One lesson learned this weekend - hubby got the bike out for me to go for a ride around the block. Off I went, all going well until I started to go uphill, when I lost power, it conked out and wouldn't start again!. I started to walk home when eventually I was missed and they decided to come and find me (they thought I had stacked the bike!). Hubby had forgotten to switch the fuel to 'on' and in my panic at the bike 'breaking down', I had forgotten all about it. Well, at least I won't do that again.