Hi Jadestop.....I received your PM. I sent you a PM back.
Yes, this is my first bike. My only experience before this was a few parking lot sessons on a 250cc Honda in the motorcycle class.
After some initial wrestling with the heavier weight, it didn't take too long to get accustomed to it.
I spent a few hours getting accustomed to it in a parking lot, then a couple of neighbourhood rides on streets with minimal traffic doing a lot of stop, go, stop, go, and a lot of right turns and left turns before I went onto busier roads.
1st motorcycle 2004 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic.