Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: South Louisiana
I know how you feel, my bike is a V Star 1100 and not considered a big bike but my previous experience was 10 years prior on a 750 Virago. The bike fealt big and heavy to me and what helped was seat time and parking lot work. I never see this recommended but because I had a hard time with U turns, I decided to just go around in a big circle while gradually decreasing the radius, tighter and tighter and this turned out to be a good routine and helped a ton. Managing speed when hard turning from a complete stop was a problem for me also, the bike wanted to go straight across the road, parking lot practice solved this problem. Do you have highway bars? They are great for low speed practice, if you do drop the bike you shouldn't hurt anything.
2005 V Star 1100 Classic, Mustang seats, Baron ORK, risers and Star handlebar, AIS removed, muffler baffles removed, run/turn/brake light controller, modulating headlight, pods installed in air box, progressive front springs.