Took the SV out to Pine Mountain for a little bit today to get a bit more used to the bike, and was trying out shifting my weight around and putting pressure on the outside peg and shifting in the seat as I took corners... I usually have the toes on my left foot under the gear lever (from habit from the Virago). Anyway, came into one corner a bit too fast in 4th gear, saw some gravel in the middle of the road and panicked a little and for some reason the bike went out of gear (between gears???). My best guess would be that in my moment of panic the pressure of my toes on the lever kicked it out of gear? Anyway, made it through the corner (albeit a little wide), straightened the bike up and shifted it into 4th (or maybe it was 5th) gear and went on. For the rest of the ride, I was trying to stick my toes outwards a little so that it isn't over or under the gear lever, and this seemed to work. And then move my foot appropriately if I want to change gears. The only downside I can see is that my toes would be the first thing to contact the ground if I leaned over too much, instead of the peg? Any tips?