Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Saskatoon, Canada
I did this too when I first got the bike. If you are planning to do any real dual sport riding though, you should raise it back up first. The bike handles better in the dirt when it is raised, which is probably while Suzuki designed it the way it did, a compromise between offroad and street.
To the guy asking about how to do this. Each fork has a couple of pinch bolts near the top. If you loosen these off the bike will just slide down the forks. Way down, if you aren't careful, and then you'll be having to lift the brute back up the forks. This job is easiest with two people, but I managed to do it myself. I'd loosen one of the pinch bolts off, and then very slowly loosen the other one until the bike would just start to drop, then tighten it again a half-turn or so. You now know you are at the critical point, so you can grasp the bike with one hand to keep it from falling down the fork too far and operate the wrench with the other, a bit tricky but it works.
Two things to keep in mind. Don't lower more than 15 mm, and make sure each side is lowered the same amount exactly. Probably doesn't matter much if you are 1 mm out, but get it as close as you can. Second, you'll need a torque wrench for tightening those pinch bolts, so if you don't have one, borrow, buy or rent one first. I forget the torque settings, but they are in the owners manual.