Does your Glee "Wiggle"?
Okay folks...today I took a 300-mile test ride of the '12 DL650 with the fork tubes extended about 6-7mm above the top of the triple tree & I can now say with a great deal of confidence:
1) Any "lightness" I felt in the front end is now gone...the front is now PLANTED!
2) the bike "turns-in" very easily but smoothly & predictably, but the most notable difference was the "planted" feeling upon exiting corners...absolutely zero headshake
3) the modification has allowed me to use every millimeter of my rear tire's width...no chicken strips are evident (in all fairness, before I made the adjustment I had less than 2mm of "chicken strips"...so yes, it had made the bike "sharper", but only a little).
Sooooo, if you have been one of those people who feels like the DL650's front-end is a little "light" or tends to "wiggle", try dropping the triple tree about 6mm!
I will not go back to the stock configuration (unless my new Anakee III tires have a radically different profile & handling characteristics from the Bridgestone TrailWings).