My Strom has been lowered as low as it can go. Forks almost touch handle bars. Dog bones are shorter too. I find the bike handles well like this. I bought the demo bike and it had been lowered. I'am 6'3" 240lbs and am finding with a passenger on the back the rear tire rubs the inner fender sometimes. This is with the preload to the max. I figure I will make new bones to raise the back end up slightly 1/2" higher or if the originals are the correct hieght I will put these on. Putting more wait on the front tire is good for the Strom.