Just bought a new 2002 CBRF4i yesterday. As much as I love it, breaking it in is a tease. I can't go over 50.
Anyway, after owning a 2000 GS500 and then a 1995 ZX600R (C-type) this was completely different. All of my weight is on my arms. When I go over bumps in the road, the front end bounces and it makes me jerk the throttle and gas it even more. I crashed my ninja this way (sort of) and don't want it to happen again. I've been trying to shift my weight around to get it off my arms, and it helps but is hard to hold. I have to keep my ass all the way back and press on the pegs. I have been thinking about softening the suspension but I haven't heard anyone else complain about this so I assume it's my fault. I read some other posts about shifting weight/position, but the problem for me is holding the throttle steady.
A little background:
17, 6'0", 150lbs, 6 months experience, took MSF course.
GS500 for 5 months (I love this bike. sold it to a friend and still get to ride it
ZX600 for 1 month :-/ (real ugly, happy to see it totalled . lots of fun to ride, though)
CBR600 for 2 days (runs like a dream. currently limited to 4k RPM for break in
Been reading Keith Code lately, seems to apply mostly to racers but cool regardless.