Hi all, I've had my bike for about three months - I am going for my full licence in a few days. Today I made an adjustment that made it feel like a different bike! I have been getting more familiar with the mechanicals of the bike as I learn, and last night I went right through my owner's manual checking things like suspension, idle speed and battery. I discovered that the rear suspension preload had been set to a really hard setting by a previous owner - 4 out of 5, where it suggests just 1 for a normal person and 4 or 5 for rider plus pillion. Today I adjusted the bike to 2 out of 5, and the thing rode really really differently. I'm amazed. The slightly lower seating felt much much more comfortable than previous, and I really felt much more control over the bike. I found I could corner much better and tighter! So make sure you have a play with these settings. Perhaps your newbie discomfort is not all due to you, perhaps your bike's settings are playing a part, too.