I am reading this article on cornering and found this:
Before entering the corner, you should have the correct speed, be in the correct gear, and have the throttle (slightly) turned on. Then you lean in, and you stay in the outside of the corner.
I didn't realize the throttle should be ON going INTO the turn, but as soon as I read it, it made sense. I couldn't help but think this would make a big difference in cornering smoothness and accuracy. I have been turning the throttle in while I was in the turn, since I started to ride.
I went for a two hour cruise through some of Southcentral PA's back roads and the difference was immediately noticeable. Smoother, and I also felt a lot more confident.