At 6' 5" there aren't too many bikes that come straight from the factory designed to fit tall riders like me, and the Strom is no different. This means you have to make a few changes to the bike. Changes like getting a taller seat and lowering the foot pegs. As it turns out the 650's seat is an easy fix.... nothing to it, just swap it out for a 1000 seat (done).
The pegs, on the other hand, pose a problem that if I had to guess, I'd say probably stops many would-be lowering kit buyers in their tracks.
Regardless of what the manufacturer http://www.motorcyclelarry.com/dl1000fp.aspx
says, the kit will leave your brake pedal and shifter in an uncomfortable position. The brake pedal in particular will be left such that you will have to remove your foot completely from the peg to apply the brake.
This results in a drastically diminished ability to apply the rear brake with any amount of "feel" or control.
Unfortunately the actuator rod that runs between the back of the brake pedal and the bottom of the master cylinder doesn't offer enough adjustability to overcome the drop of the peg on its own. My first idea, an idea tried successfully by others on this board, was to modify/shorten the actuator rod itself.. I even designed a rod to completely replace the stock unit so I wouldn't have to cut and weld it back together again.
This was my first idea.
(one's adjustable and the other is a set length design)
Since the factory part/rod is 8mm in diameter, I simply cut and shaped an 8mm X 3" length of stainless steel all-thread to replace it. There are slight differences between my part and the stock unit, but not enough to effect its performance (it would have worked had I not opted for another, easier, design).
When I unbolted the master cylinder from the bike and noticed that the master cyclinder moved upwards as the pedal when down, I quickly realized making an adapter for the cylinder was going to be a much better way to go.