Odie, You will have a great time on the bike. Adjustment shouldn't take long. The bike jumps really well, handles whoops great, and the weight is not too much of an issue once you're riding. The most important thing to remember when jumping is to leave the throttle on until you're off the face of a jump. If you don't, the compression braking will make the front wheel dive and it will not be fun. Everything will just fall into place as you get some seat time on it. The starting is really quite easy once you get the routine down.