May I suggest getting an engine guard. I had my bike go over on me cause I though I had it in neutral. Embarrassing to say the least. But like the others said take a safety rider's course. It was required in my state before I could get a Motorcycle endorsement on my license and in addition to take ride the bike to get use to the feel. Test the brakes both front and rear. It is how I gained confidence on my Harley. I was absent from riding motorcycles for 35 years before I rode again.