Hello All, My name's Jeremy. I'm 22. A little over 3 months ago i got my first motorcycle (an exciting time as i'm sure many of u can relate). I bought a Hyosung GT250R. So far... I'M LOVING IT!!! I joined this forum for a few reasons. Primarily to find other bike riders in Adelaide so rides up to hills (or somewhere fun) can be arranged. Secondly, to gain any knowledge i can from experienced bikers in terms of maintenance, modifications, riding techniques, road craft etc... I'd like to meet up with anyone who has a sports bike and would like to go for rides every now and then, or just hang out and chat about bikes, any hands on skills that i could learn would be a MASSIVE bonus. Thank you all, Keep safe! I'll c u on the road! - Jeremy PS: I got told by an experienced rider that you can get away with not using the clutch when you chage UP in gears. I've tried it and it works... especially when i need to move up the gears as quickly and as smoothly as possible. I'm just wondering... does it do any damage to the bike if you DON'T use the clutch or can you get away with it and still maintain a healthy chain etc?