If you might recall, I had my front steering head come loose at around 1000 miles. I have been playing with it since then. Ball bearings have very limited contact points, tapered rollers have long contact areas and support in two planes. Since my steering head loosened up, and probably before that, I have noticed a decel wobble with no hands on the bars at 50-40 MPH. These wobbles are generally attributed to the steering head stem flexing between the upper & lower bearings poor contact patches.
Kawi's resolution to this "problem" is for you to keep your hands on the bars. I've been thru this before with a ZZR1200 that did the same thing.
Ball bearings do work, but thats about it. To maintain the best possible steering geometry, precision and have consistant tension that is easily set and pretty much forgotten, the tapered roller bearings are the best. They take a beating too. Think about that contact point and hammering thru a pot hole. The ball can be dented flat easily. Now you have more play, bigger damage to the other bearings from similar hits and it just keeps getting worse till it is clunking and notchy turning.