I read the post above with respect to the lowered version of the F650GS. There are two RTs my garage - the 2007 version belongs to my wife. I lowered it the year after purchase (about 1.5 inches) by replacing the the tele-lever shocks with custom built Wilbers from Germany. I also find that hoisting the lowered RT a fair bit more difficult than the regular bike, especially when fully loaded for touring. I haven't had to resort to the piece of 2x4, but that sounds like a great idea.