No problem! The key is to find a road with no distractions and just keep practicing. Nobody turning out in front of you...no people walking... nothing.^ ^ ^
thanks for the info, I'll have to try the 1st gear ones. My problem maybe that when I move to cover the rear brake, I also end up leaning forward on the bike.
I went out for 2+ hours last week and kept popping it up until I became more comfortable staying on the throttle. Had the same problem - always leaning forward but small habit you can break easily.