After searching I failed to find specifics to a question I have. So I am once again turning to my NR pals for a little input. Two issues here : The first being 'tank grips'. I found that trying to 'grip' my knees into the tank when cornering/braking to be impossible because my legs are short, hense the knees 'try' unsuccessfully to grip the slippery plastics just under the tank. In an attempt to fix the problem I attached a strip of velcro ( the fuzzy side ) to the plastics. It feels better, but still not 100%. Not sure if you can buy 'tank grip' material. Second Issue : Too tight on the bars under brakes. Since day dot, I've read and tried to incorporate 'good' riding habits. One in particular being 'loose' on the bars. I am confident in saying that I have this down-pat 99.9% of the time, whether I am battling winds, cornering, or just cruising along .. EXCEPT under brakes. I find that under brakes ... a large portion of my weight is being transferred to the front of the bike, which I believe is undesirable for tyre traction? My elbows stay bent but not loose. If I left em loose, I feel I'd slide to the front.. over the tank and exit over the bike I have tried to grip the 'plastics' with my knees in order to take up some of the forces, but whether it's tank design or my short legs, it achieves nothing and I end up getting 'knackered' under heavy braking, whilst weight is once again thrown to the front. Do I need to excercise my thigh muscles ?? Or is it perhaps the lack of some form of tank grip that I am unable to prevent this weight from shifting to the front tyre?? At a Loss :?