Hello y'all, first time posting in this sub (never thought that would happen!) This time last week, I was reminiscing my trip around the world last year. I owed a lot of the adventures to doing some mileage on an automatic scooter. I did some basic research and I was hooked. On Monday I made a few calls and by Wednesday I was taking my CBT and riding a manual for the first time ever. The whole thing was over in 3 hours and he spent of the time prepping me for mod 1 if I proceeded with it. I had ordered my helmet, L plates and essentials ready for my bike. On Thursday, I set off at 5:30am to view a YZF R125 at a garage. 4.7 on google with 270 reviews. They assured me the bike was 'mint' and 'like new'. I arrived to find that it was trashed. It had been dropped, display wasn't working... I was actually in disbelief On the train home, having spent time, money and energy, I couldn't help but feel deflated. I thought I would follow up a lead on another bike that I was eyeing up but it was pulled from sale but the buyer fell through. Before I knew it, I had the keys in my hand to this Yamaha MT125 that has done only a mere 1400 miles and had a full service and feels pretty much new. I was in love. Meet my first bike: I don't know anyone with a bike, let alone ever thinking about owning a bike. This is the biggest (craziest) decision I've made in a few days. I know it's a 125 but honestly, I'm having more fun with this 15bhp bike than I have with my 369bhp car A few questions: 1. Has anyone gone from scooter to manual bike? How long does it take before the clutch process becomes instinctive? I really struggled with constantly reminding myself the the clutch isn't the rear break 2. Does anyone own this bike or have any experience? Would appreciate any advice and pointers to a community of riders (or even mt125 club). 3. I'd like to learn how to cover basic maintenance. Any resources to share?