To sit even a little bit upright you have to let the left handlebar go and ride one handed. I personally don't feel safe doing that all the time. At least not without a steering damper to help save my ass.then extend your arms more and quit humping the fuel tank, imagine all the other parts they could get tangled.
The ball crushing happens more like when I'm hitting the twisties on a back road for a while. Takes about 20 miles of that before I start asking why the hell I keep killing my nuts with this torture device that passes as a motorcycle.