So I know that when it does, it just happens... however hindsight is always 20/20 so perhaps you can share your "after shit happens" wisdom, others can benefit.
I remember that I was warned that "you will drop your bike" and it is just a matter of when.
1. My first drop was at Costco. Had the bars cranked to the right slowly turning, when something caught my eye and I slammed on the front brakes. The bike slowly fell over on its side. During my learning period, I did this 3 more times
What did I learn? If you are turning, never slam on the brakes. If you must stop suddenly, stop in a straight line. If you are not sure what is around the corner, walk the bike until you can check out the blind spot.
2. In my initial month, I had often had throttle control problems especially turning from a standing start. I have learned that accidental over throttling on a turn can high side you.
What I do today... From a standing start, I ride the clutch as I turn; smoothing out any inconsistencies of throttling. I don't ride the clutch if the bike is already moving, but I do downshift to help with the deceleration or acceleration after the apex.
3. Sometimes group leaders don't go through yellow lights even when there are only two of you. Revved it up to go through a set a lights, when he stopped suddenly and I didn't. Dumped my bike on a sudden stop, or rather a very nicely executed sideway stoppie.
What did I learn?... grip the tanks tightly with your knees to prevent putting weight on the handle bars and keep it straight while you are stopping.
Please share your highsight riding tips....