From piloting and flight instructing I've come to appreciate the value of checklists and checklist acronyms. The value of these is that it gives you a handle on doing something so that you don't miss important steps. Even when you do something regularily, a slight distraction or break in the routine can make things not happen.
If you haven't been riding in a while, the checklists and acronyms help you recall what you should be doing ... instead of forgetting something important. It can get your mind started before the motorcycle is!
This one is straight out of the MSF's Basic Rider Course
This is a modification of the FINEC acronym which MSF uses. FINEC assumes that you always do a T-CLOCS before starting. However, it isn't realistic -- you start the engine a lot more than you do a full-bore inspection.
This one I made up on my own. I've watched all too many folks not get a bike shutdown all the way, and didn't want to be in their number when things go wrong.
Straight out of the MSF course, always a good reminder.
The MSF doesn't do a great job on telling you when to start a turn. Check out some riding books for the different types of turns, selecting turn reference, points, etc. This Article refers to Keith Code's Super-Bike school and gives an application of MSF technique using Keith's work as a backstop.