You are relying on the wheels to balance you and not your body. Start with EVERY TIME you take off, from a light or stop sign, keep your front wheel absolutely straight. No twist/wobble to go and get to speed. This will help you with balance. And no worries there are a lot of riders that have a hard time doing what is just suggested. Also once you can take off in a straight line with no front wheel “dance” (twist). Keep doing it, it’s a simple “trick” but most will find it hard to do on a slow/normal take off, but it is real easy to do on a whole shot. Just remember when you take off, no right and left twist on the bars that most do when the bike first starts to move, dead straight on the bars....Apologies for going off thread slightly, I would just like to tap into all this knowledge and experience and ask a simple question.
I live in UK and are currently doing the IAM Advanced Motorcycle Rider course. Despite training and a lot of practice with slow speed riding, I find it difficult to ride in a dead straight line on around 3-4 mph on tarmac without any wobble. I know the techniques and find this much easier on a sports bike, I'm also OK if I increase the speed to say 6 mph. I am also fine when changing direction. Putting aside my appalling skills for a minute, is this all down to me or is this recognised as being more challenging on a tall adventure bike such as the AT?