Another tip is as you come to a stop, turn the bars slightly to the right. This will ensure that the bike 'falls' to the left. I've dropped 2 bikes (both adventure bikes). The latest one was a few months ago when I forgot to put the stand down on my GS at the petrol station. I felt such an idiot as I got off the bike and it just fell on the floor. Must have been hilarious on the cctv though! The embarrassment helped me pick the bike up sharpish! No damage as the bike is built for it.