Afternoon everyone, my first bike was a 1982 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim - it served it's purpose well. I now know I like this whole two wheels thing - so this year I bought an 06 VFR800. I just got back from taking it to the MSF course laid out in the local community college parking lot and I was having trouble. Where the 550 I could chuck around no problem, and crawl along at a snails pace confidently the 800 I'm jerky, hesitant and missing my marks. My two biggest problems are - I'm weighting the bars, leaning on my wrists. Going from a low handlebar to clipons and a more foreword position I feel like i'm weighting the inside handlebar excessively on turns instead of just using pressure to initiate control inputs. I know this is wrong - but it's what is "coming naturally" it feels like I HAVE to (if that makes any sense?) My second problem is the 'snatchy' throttle: torque on application and large amount of engine braking when the throttle is closed. I'm not smooth at all, and I'm having trouble with precise control (possibly the angle of the clipon being different than the straighter bars i've been used to in the past?) I'm pretty sure this is just a matter of "needs more practice" possibly take a day and start from the very basics? Riding the friction zone in a straight line, that kind of thing. I know the fear of dropping my shiny new bike is playing heavily into the equation as well. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has any advise to help with the adjustment.