Thanks GW & Solo. I perhaps should have done an intro with my past riding experience, to give you guys na understanding of where i'm at skill wise. I'm an Ex motorcycle Road Racer, so I kinda get what hanging off a bike will do
and have ridden with a road riding club littered with ex racers both road and dirt. I'm also a motorcycle sports writer and do the odd road test review for manufacturers. But I can no longer hang off a bike due to some physical limitations caused by Illness. I can still use my upper body weight to some degree, but all jokes aside, the Wee lacks ground clearance..........as in it's dragging it's ass on the ground. I had the pegs down on the 5th corner on my first ride on it, not knowing the bike or tyres. Hence the need to raise the ride height to bring the whole bike up. I've got plenty of leg length, so stopping at traffic lights or on an angled roadside is not going to be a problem.
My question was more to do with the linkage ratio being changed to the detriment if raising links are used, as shock linkages are made to rise at certain rates and are matched to the damping rates of the shock. I've measured the chassis, head angle, swingarm pivot point, swingarm length etc and I'm not concerned about the increased steering head angle. It could come in two degrees without making it want to run wide at full lean and as an added bonus, it will change direction easier. Your comments on the aero of the front were interesting and new knowledge to me though, so that will be an unexpected bonus thank you.
My last road bike was a ZRX1200S. I had the eccentrics flipped and longer rear shocks fitted to bring the steering head angle into 24 degrees, which turned it into a sportsbike eater and not once did it touch a peg down. I'm hoping to achieve similar with the strom.
Pics below: Racebike is my 1995 Supersport bike. Raced by Troy Bayliss in 1995, I raced it to nowhere in 1996/7. @nd pic is my old 2005 ZX6R before illness stopped my ability to hang off a bike. (Yes..the knee is smoking....I'm old skool and use leather knee pucks.) 3rd is WSBK support race 1996 and final is my old 2000 model ZX9R at a Broadford trackday in 2007.