if you are feeling a bit insecure on the bike and getting back into riding, I recommend you put an engine guard / crash bar on the front of the bike
a few weeks after I got Ursa (my Royal Star, photos in garage page on left of screen) I was making a slow U turn and went over on its side. The crash bar the previous owner had put on the bike made it a minor annoyance to pick the bike up, no damage to me or the bike, instead of a costly and painful stupid mistake.
whatever you spend on a crash bar will pay for itself the first time that you drop it, it falls off the kickstand, or someone else bumps it over. I plan on putting one on my VS650, which I use mostly for commuting now.
and it goes without saying (but worth typing) wear all your gear, even when practicing slow riding.
Last edited by KCW; 07-11-2019 at 12:23 PM.