I had issues with my Hyper for a while, too, then I got used to it. Give it a little time and your skill will improve...and the latching mechanism will loosen up a little.Any of you guys having problems with the seat lock? I find it extremely hard to get the catch to grip the hoop and secure the seat. I've had several bikes and never experienced anything like this. Sometimes, when riding without a backpack, I like to stow away my disk lock under the seat but the way the locking mechanism works on the SS I hesitate to do that.