Hi guys, Firstly, I'm James - Hi! I haven't ridden a motorcycle for around 24 years (since I was a kid) and I wouldn't really say that it counted as it was for a quick (slow) buzz around a dirt track and I remember nothing about it. I did the first day at Clyde today of the RTA's pre-learner course, and I guess I didn't do to badly (eg gear changes etc) - however one thing I did over and over (and I mean ALOT) was stalling/killing the engine when moving off from a stopping position. I think it comes down to me letting go of the clutch way to quickly (and the instructor agreed). From what I can remember, I was pulling in the clutch, trying to find the friction point (I actually found this quite hard, so I think I wasn't near it half of the time), releasing the rear brakes, then if the bike moved, I'd kill it in like half a metre. If it didn't move, I'd think "oh let the clutch off more) and kill it again. Any tips that any of you could share would be fantastic. However my second day is in the morning at 8am, so I guess I didn't leave you much time to reply - however any help would be fantastic. PS - I haven't driven a manual car for around 8 to 10 years either.