A few things. First, did you mean park with your bike facing UPhill? If it’s facing up the hill you can always turn it on and use the motor to get up the hill. If it’s facing down and you need to go up, you need to, as you said, walk it backwards which blows. To be really crass and anal-retentive, if you do park on a hill, you should park with your bike slightly downhill-facing but mostly horizontal, kickstand side facing the downhill. If possible, you want your front wheel tucked into a curb to prevent roll.
Tip #7 is a FANTASTIC tip. Can’t tell you how many crashes I’ve seen as a result of the wrong approach to a false neutral (i.e. a “missed shift”). As you say, absolutely SHIFT UP!!! If you shift down, you run the risk of ending up several gears lower than you think, and if you let the clutch out you may end up blowing your engine (if your engine can’t spin fast enough to match your wheel speed in that low gear), locking the rear thanks to excessive engine braking, or both. Either way you’re probably going to be a sad panda.
One note about missed shifts: they’re actually entirely preventable on the street. If, rather than just nudging the shift lever up and letting go, you hold the lever up until the clutch is totally re-engaged, you won’t miss a shift. I assume the same is true for downshifts but I’ve never missed a downshift…I don’t think downshifting is usually a problem for people.
#10 is great too. People dis the track a lot, but I’m of the opinion that people would be MUCH better riders and drivers if they were all required to attend performance riding/driving schools on the track. One of the things you are forced to do on the track is to employ the one-time rule: for a given corner, you brake once, turn-in once, and get on the throttle once. No braking some, turning in, realizing you’re going to fast, braking more, then turning harder, then realizing you’re turned in too hard, so you turn out, then get on the gas, start to run wide, chop the throttle, adjust line, get back on gas, blah blah blah. The key is to, as you say, set your entry speed on the low side with one firm application of the brakes, turn in deliberately, and as SOON as you’re turned in, crack open the throttle just a bit. From that point on, your throttle use should be steadily and smoothly increasing all the way through the corner. Good tip!
Oh yeah, and #2 is annoying, isn’t it? My housemates thought there was a starving kitten in our garage until I corrected them. Freakin’ Kawasaki and their retarded gas cap vents.