Ok so I'm getting serious about buying a GS500 and rode it to the mechanic to get it checked out- about a 40km round trip (which was nice of the owner to let me take it, and I loved every minute of riding and getting up to 95km/h and felt like I was going to fly off and the wind in my face and blah blah blah-rant). Now my question is, when I did my learners course, the instructor told us to 'set up' by, when you see any hazard, to press the brakes lightly (once?) to take any tension out of them. But I am predominantly a cager, and when I see a hazard in the car, instead of tapping the brake lightly, usually you just take your foot of the accelerator and keep your foot hovering over the brake ready to push down, which is exactly what I was going when I was riding- when I saw a hazard, I released the throttle and just had my hand and foot over the brakes ready to push down. What would the ramifications be of what Iâ€™m doing( as a newbie I donâ€™t see it as being completely wrong, as Iâ€™ve identified the hazard and am ready to brake in any case) as opposed to taking that slight tension out of the brakes before braking hard? Cheers for any advice/ tips.