When I got my new bike, I was a bit concerned about dealing with slower speeds , like riding around trying to find a parking spot in a busy mall.
The FJR weighs a good 600+ pounds, and because of the added seat hieght, I can just barely get both feet down on the ground....that with my legs straight....not bent at the knees at all. Being able to put a foot down solid with a your knee bent gives you that bit of comfort that if the bike should begin to fall, you might be able to "kick it" back up using your leg muscle and save yourself embarressment.
Although iffy on the Vulcan anyway, this manuver would be impossible on the FJR. ...at least for me.
So , to avoid finding out the hard way , I headed over to the local elementry school here on a sunday...which is completely empty and has a fairly large parking lot. Although I do own some traffic cones, I was a bit worried about hitting one at slow speed and it actually causing a crash.
So to lay out some kind of practice course, I used some of my kids left over sidewalk chalk. The yellow chalk stood out pretty well on the black top, and I just ran a squiggly line from one end of the lot to the other, drawing out right curves and left curves, nothing too sharp to start with.
I followed the line , doing my best to keep it exactly a foot to the left of my front tire. I rode the course as slow as I could, using the reccomended techniques mentioned in the link. I drew out several courses...it did take awhile to learn how sharp I could draw out a turn...(that I could handle) but after awhile I got the jist of the bikes and my limits and the last course was the one I ended up using for the longest time.
I did come very close to dropping the bike...but as it was a large empty space, any time I felt I was going too slow or turning to sharp and close to "stalling out" and falling over...I would just straighten out and hit the gas....as I did not have to worry about hitting anything.
I suggest if you have never done this on your bike, you go and do it. Bring a buddy along so if you do go over .. someones there to help you pick up the bike. (I did it alone, but luckily never went over) I also suggest you use parts of your road course to practice backing the bike up....something alot of folks are pretty scary at doing....lol. ( I actually back into my driveway and back the bike into the garage...a good 25 feet to the garage and not level at all...and can now do it pretty damn fast...