Cavi, you had the right idea, just the wrong bar. I decided to give a different style bar a try to see if I can lower and improve my riding position without sacrificing saftey. I bought the LSL street bar. Not the high street bar. It is the perfect balance between the stock one and the drag bar which cannot be adjusted in a way that something doesn't hit at one end or the other. With the street bar, I'm a good 2 inches forward and probably a couple inches lower. Best of with the right adjustment of the bar and the controls, nothing touches the tank or the fairing. In addition, the handle bar angle is more perpendicular to the bike so that there isn't that cocked wrist position that has given my tendenitis a problem. I haven't riden yet but it feels great sitting on the bike. Laying down on the tank is very comfortable now in comparison to that god aweful elbows back behind you position when trying to get out of the wind. I will post pics tomorrow in the daylight so you can see how good it looks as well. Sorry to carry on, but I am REALLY happy with this in case you can't tell.