Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Thunderbird
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Texas
Other Motorcycle: 91 FXLRC
Extra Motorcycle: 90 HD Sportster 1200
Welcome aboard... The Tbird is a very heavy bike compared to most, it is like 750 lbs dry. There are a few things to consider. If you are able to stand flat footed then the bike does not need to be lowered. Lowering can be done buy changing out the shock. If you have trouble getting both feet flat, then consider lowering.
Also know that the longer you own the bird the easier it will be to handle. Don't feel you have to be an expert all the time. And don't give in to peer pressure, just because someone can do it...
If you are an experienced rider then this my not apply but if not, then consider rider training. I've been riding for decades, and still take the advanced course every few years. Our advanced course teaches handling in tight places. Try a figure eight in a 20'x30' box... lol
Hang in there... handling comes with experience!