In 2009, I broke my clavicle in a bicycling crash, and for a year or more, I had a hard time riding my XR1200 Harley. The problem was the position my shoulder joint was in, on a bike with a slightly leaning forward riding position. My KLR 650 was much more comfortable with the bars closer, which didn't require my shoulder to rotate up as much. My road bicycle was no problem at all, where you reach down. Everyone's injury is different, but for me riding position was all the difference. If it bothers you at first, experiment with the seat to handlebar realationship.