Things like..."Standing up on the pegs or at least putting more pressure on them makes the bike less top heavy and better to control at low speed".
this is simply untrue -- raising up on the pegs will elevated the center of mass of the bike/rider combination.
To add to this thread, "Just because you know HOW to do something, you shouldn't necessarily do it."
This will help you avoid rebuilding carbs at night in the rain in a vain attempt to cure the out of fuel condition in which you find yourself.
Searching for the immaculate contraption