Regarding how I left it in 2nd, I have a point here, I faced a crepy situation cuple of times, that is pumping up the throuttle sudenly with my bike( also 1000 cc because I had 1000's from begining) can make you loss your body balance on the bike, resulting in an very strong accelaration while you are trying to keep your self on the bike, so the only thing that grips you to the bike is your hands on the steering, and if you let them you will defenitly fall of the back of the bike, and in that situation you will not be able to let go the throuttle or even move it slitly backword to slow the bike, if you face this in low RPM ( 4-8 K ) your bike will loop while you are waiting for it not capable of doing nothing, you will freez and probably will not even think to push the rear break. Realy a scary shit, and because of that I never depend on throuttle, but with smaller engines( 400-750) I guess you wo'nt face this problem. Any how, I pull the clutch fully and than let it go while 4.5-6.6 K RPM, many argue that this will consume the clutch faster, and that it should be a slight tuch to the clutch, but all my friends who do that replaced their clutch sevral times while my bike is 20,000 KM ( 12,000 M) and just now it needed to replace the clutch, logiclly, the slight tuch of the clutch should longer yur clutch life, but on reality, my observation is that the oppiset is correct.
If you have a 1000 cc, on 2nd, hit the clutch fully at 5-6 K RPM ( 30-40 MPH) with slight throuttle increase, or slight clutch tuch with relativly more throutel ( 1-2 K more than riding RPM at maximum, more RPM will sureprize U or even loop your bike).
If you do sit-downs, or you stand up when the bike is up, this will be fine, if you stand up befor lefting the bike, less RPM than I suggested up will be enogh.
Good Luck and wear your full safety gear and helmet, hugging the street is not worthy, trust me.