Thanks for all the replies guy's, I even like the funny one's
I think I may try the starboard side again but I dought it will suit me.
My gears are incorporated into the throttle so that is no concern, but as pointed out I will not be able to see the engine cooling water coming out.
I just checked which way the throttle works and it does ( when sat port side )
work the opposite way than I thought
to increase you turn away from you, which is the opposite to what would be normal on a bike
So it seems I don't even know what I am doing, but it seems to work
Thanks for the links to the previous discussions on the subject