I'm always amazed and envious of you crazy people who have that much balls to buy a brand-spanking new motorcycle with absolutely no riding experience whatsoever, no training, nothing. Not even coaching up by a friend.
You should be both applauded for your balls and reprimanded for your senselessness.
Do you have any friends or acquaintances that ride? If so, have them come over and show you some beginner ropes.
If not, well, you can either wait and drool over your new ride parked in your residence while you finally take the MSF course. It would honestly be worth it. But if not, ask yourself if you are really going to ride it over to a vacant parking lot to practice when getting there is what counts? Can you ride it around your quiet neighborhood? That's similar to parking lot riding save for the cars and peds running around...
Some slow speed tips for the complete newbie:
Clutch control. That is probably one of the most important things to learn right now. If you are riding really slow, doing slow speed things, you need to have the clutch at the partially engaged spot (and not fully engaged-where you completely release the clutch, so you are holding the clutch halfway in) while you have the throttle gently rolling.
Always brake to a complete stop with your tire straight.
Don't lock the steering wheel while doing U-turns. Locking the steering means turning the steering until it comes to a stop. Always clutch control on a U turn.
Telling you what you don't want to hear even though deep down you know I'm right.
Last edited by Jay Joe; 04-02-2016 at 04:36 PM.