Hi (not sure whether this is the right forum,or whether it should be maintenance or technical , but as I am a new rider....... :? ) Anyway, I have a brand new gpx250, and am in the process of learning. Riding is not going too badly in general, but the u-turns are still giving me the sh1ts and this is what I need to practice at the moment, more than anything else. But I am worried about the effect on my new bike, all that clutch and rear brake stuff. I am trying to only spend maybe a few minutes doing it before I go for a few minutes ride around the block, to give the bike a break and then back to the slow stuff again. How long is too long doing the slow stuff? And whilst I am here, any tips on getting the u-turns right will be well received. I have read all the stuff about clutch slipping, and using the rear brake to steady myself etc, but am still only managing about 1 in 10 turns without putting my foot down, I seem to get half way round and the bike just wants to fall over so I put my foot down!. I can do more open turns OK, but I am consciously trying to get the turning radius down at the moment to something resembling what I will be asked to do on the test. What RPM should I be doing this at? Also, I am wondering if I am tring to use 'too much' rear brake and stopping the bike from actually going anywhere, hence why it wants to fall over . Waaaahhhhhh I feel like I an NEVER going to get these u-turns off pat and will be resigned to being on my Ls forever, forever destined to have to go out on my bike with someone else (stupid WA laws, at least if I was elsewhere in Oz, I would be able to ride myself to a car park to practice).