OKAY- i just had just about the BEST experience of my life today! My bike in my signature that I've put 90+ hours into is running (albeit needing a carb tune) and I took it out for my first 'ride' ever. Soooo Here's a timeline: I put on my helmet, gloves, and jacket as precaution regardless of speed- and got on my bike. I put it into first and found out where the clutch engaged and where the throttle should be to not stall. I did this for about 20 minutes repeating until I had it down to muscle memory and so I would DEFINITELY NOT let go of the clutch if i freaked out for some reason- I got it down to kill switch and brake/clutch pulled down. OK so I walk me bike down the hill (having to break a bit the whole way was the thing weighs 600lbs lol) to a completely straight and very wide road - I continued my exercises lengthening the the time i had the clutch out by ~150% each successive go. Finally I knew i had it down and knew i only had to hit about 15mph to remain upright I had my first straight line run for about .125 miles- and made a uturn waddling with the clutch in and went another round after re-situating. By this time the utter fear of death which my mother plastered to my brain started to ease a bit and I could genuinely operate and enjoy the bike! I opened the throttle a bit to get to around 20mph and it was a tiny bit jerky (carbs STILL need tuning) but it rode REALLY well. My mom came out to tell me it was too loud and that I would annoy the neighbors (my dad later said that Hondas were the only things that might be quiet enough for her and that i was fine) ANYWAYS--- I'm pumped to get my license and get on the road. I think I might take a few more straight lines tomorrow during the day so that people shouldn't be so bothered (I CANT hear it idleing while I'm on the other side of a wall from it, I CAN hear it faintly at about 3k- and the pops from running lean are kinda audible. Sooo I'll be posting a bit update once i get my phone cable on my signature build, just thought i had to slam this down as a pure success! Yay for not being a youtube fatality! Little known to me, my pop was recording XD- My nephew is the one on the bicycle. (video removed) Yes yes I stalled twice- I didn't want to give it throttle because I was nervous. Then I gave it throttle on try 3 and stopped a bit hard. This is my non-graceful very first try. My second was the actual ride about 10 minutes later when i was calmer. Being nervous is no good!