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    It's always easier to ride forwards uphill and sit on to wheel backwards downhill. Is there a reason you can't do that?
    There are 2 reasons.
    a) bike has to be parked close (like 1" close) to a wall so as not to block someone else's access. If I ride it in the sidestand is on the wrong side and it sticks out too far.
    b) getting out often involves riding between closely parked cars. The chance of scraping a car going backwards is a bit high. They aren't my cars.

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    Fair cop. You could always buy a 'Wing or BMW LT with reverse gear

    Although, TBH, on the rare occasions when I tried reversing the KLT it never felt easy or comfortable.

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    Hi all,

    thanks once again everyone for all your input, you've all been really kind. So I finally did it! Passed both mod 1 and 2 3 weeks ago. I've been out on my 650 4 times now, weather has stopped play mostly. The first couple were just short rides around a quiet estate to get used to stopping, junctions etc. The last couple have been longer rides along some quiet and moderately twisty country roads, I'm really starting to enjoy the bike now and although I'm very aware that I am a new rider and have a huge amount to learn I'm gaining a little bit of confidence each time I go out.
    I still refuse to even think about keeping up with anyone else, my aim is to have lots of years of riding ahead of me!
    I'm struggling a bit at the moment with slower speed stuff but that's just getting used to the throttle and clutch on my bike after having ridden the much heavier 600 in my lessons for so long I think and it is getting a bit easier each time I go out.

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    Excellent, what 650 do you have?

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    Well done... and don't forget, the learning never stops...

    (there's always post-test training too )

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    It's a forum dude, not instant messenger.

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    It's a forum dude, not instant messenger.
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