Riding a motorcycle isn’t rocket science, but there are some basic maintenance tips and customization suggestions that all beginning riders should learn. Watch this video for a quick primer on what to do when you first get a motorcycle.

As for what kind of motorcycle should be your first, some great starter bikes are the Honda CBR300, CRF250L, or Rebel 300 and 500. They’re affordable, easy to ride and maintain, and highly customizable. Are you a bike veteran or neophyte? If the former, what tips would you add to our list? Let us know in the comments!

Tony Carnevale is a senior writer for Studio@Gizmodo.

This post is a sponsored collaboration between Honda Rebel and Studio@Gizmodo.