Hi all. I have been reading these forums for a few months, and now that I have a bike I thought I would introduce myself. I really want to get involved in some of the group rides and am planning on joining the learner rides when I can. I have the bike bug pretty bad now. I'm hooked. Got my L's early December and was looking online for a few weeks. Decided early on to go for a GS500F, mainly due to the bigger size, I'm 6'3, and how good it looks. Found one in early January. 2006 model in good nick, only $6k and ~14000 on the clock. Spent $1k on gear last week and have had a few rides around my rural area. Went to the city today for a test run of what my commute will be (40+ k's each way) and found it to be pretty good. I'm trying to remember to do everything correctly, especially setting up corners, but I am making some mistakes. There is a few things about riding around in the city that I am unsure of though. The main one is what gear should I be in. I don't know how high the bike should be revving when I am just traveling along in the city. I noticed today that I would be in 3rd going 60 and the bike was around 5k rpm. If I got up to 80 it sounded like it was revving to hard (around 7k) so I would go up to 4th and the revs would drop to 4-5k. Can anyone lend some advice as to what I should be aiming for? The other things I worry about is stalling it at lights or roundabouts. Most of the time today I was just slow riding up to the traffic infront and not actually stopping, so I definitely need to practice with stopping and taking off again. I also need to start practicing U turns and slow riding stuff so I can pass the MOST course. Hopefully I can make the learner ride nights. Cheers for all the great info I have got from here so far. It's been really helpful having a resource like this. p.s. I've put some pics of my bike in the garage.