Okay now, I've been tweaking and modifying my new, well 2003 DR650, for the last several weeks and I'm starting to think more about the suspension. So, I've learned that these forks can be lowered & how to do it if desired. In Super Motard trim, this might be a good idea, but for the rest of my riding, I am perfectly content with the standard stock suspension length. The P.O. didn't know much about the bike.......hey, he hardly put 300 miles on it over nearly 3 years. And the guy before that only put 900 miles on it during his 2 1/2 years of ownership:eek: Yeah, 1276 miles on an 2003 equals a nearly new looking bike for me:applause: I see that someone.....sometime.....had the rear shock lowered, and I assume that they (probably??) also had the forks lowered at the same time. But, can you tell from the outside alone if they have been lowered or are the stock length? I've measured my fork leg and it is about 38 1/4" fully extended. I also just bought a spare pair of forks, but the seller didn't know anything about lowering or not. These forks are also the same length - 38 1/4" extended. So........can anyone put up some fork leg numbers on a lowered leg AND on a stock length leg too? HappyRiding !!