Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kingman, Arizona
I started riding in August 2012, so we are close to even, although I have over 10 years on you in age, so you are still a youngster with lots of time left, probably the whole 25 years or more. I also have an advantage since riding is year round down here, although at our elevation, 3,500 feet, we do get some freezing.
Slow speed is just a matter of practice. One of the ways I practice, in safe environments, is coming to a stop and starting out again without putting a foot down at all. It is actually easier on the Vulcan than on the Honda Rebel, although I do decently on my bicycle.
On the Vulcan, I usually put both feet down at a light or stop sign, but not till I come to a full stop and my feet come up when I begin moving again. I don't want to get caught duck walking. Still, there are the clumsy moments that you are hoping no one notices.
I just practice, practice, practice. When I tip the bike over, which is very rare now, I pick it up and go on, thankful that I bought those engine guards. The one thing I still work on is doing that figure 8 inside a 20' area. Easy on the Rebel, a lot harder on the Vulcan.
2010 Vulcan 900 Classic LT, 2007 SeaRay 185, nine children, one wife.