Hey BigBlue, folks that have been riding for a while take these simple things for granted. But don't feel bad. We all ask dumb questions in the beginning, especially (like me) starting late in life. Hang around the forum. Read profusely. You'll learn the lingo and all about your bike soon enough. Heck, go ahead and ask some "dumb" questions. Some may laugh, but you'll get your answers. You too will laugh later when somone asks, "What's a helmet lock? Do I have one of those, or can I buy an aftermarket one?" LOL. Hang in there!
I'm bad with names. May I just call you dumb?