The new looking knee sliders, set about them with an angle grinder if its that important to look as though you ride on a race track.
As for the Fazers handling, how long have you actually had the bike, days? weeks? months?
How old is the bike?
Has it been properly maintained and in good order?
If its a couple of years old has the suspension been serviced correctly?
Is the suspension setup correctly for your weight?
What tyres are on the bike? are they correctly inflated?
Are the wheels in alignment?
And so it goes on, motorcycling is not a case of jump on it and ride it is a case of look after the machine and it will look after you and more so when you get it wrong.
Have you questioned whether it is the bike and not your riding style which is causing your lack of confidence in cornering with the bike.
An old Gentleman who I worked for when I was 14 who had a bike workshop, nothing fancy, told me that
"Any fool can ride a bike and ride it fast, the good rider is the one that is able each and every time to stop before hitting the brick wall".
Start to understand how the bike works, ride it slow to start with and time will teach you how to ride the bike well.
Hope you sort the problem and then enjoy a lifetime of riding.