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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 11:44 PM
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Thanks for the reply GOLD, you do have a good point about ground clearance! This is my first cruiser, and one thing to consider is I live in Alberta...land of flat & straightline roads! If I lived anywhere else, the Storm wouldn't have been my first choice, I would've bought a 800XC or a Daytona.
Having said that, its not that I don't like the storm, limited funds keep me from having one of each.
Going on a 10K mile trip in July, I'm sure the Storm will serve me well!
Depends where you live! Lloydminster or Canmore!

There's a ton of twisties near me, but about 70% of the province is dead straight roads (though not as bad as Saskatchewan!)

But still not sure why you would lower the Storm.
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I agree with Haggis, not sure why you want to lower the storm. I think it looks good as is! As for twisties, I also agree that Alberta's not the best but I did a 2700km ride last summer through BC, northern Washington, Idaho, Montana and back to Calgary. It was fantastic, not TOO far away and the T'bird performed admirably.
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Want to lower it for looks, it is a cruiser after all. I'll put off the shock purchase until I ride the bike. I'll see then, but you're probably right, it may be scraping too much.
I do have a race bike for lean angle happiness!

Thanks, you probably kept me from making a mistake.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 06:36 AM
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I was thinking of lowering my Storm too. Haggis, do you have any pics of your Storm when it was 1/2" lower?
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