When I got my bike I lowered it 2 and 1/2 inches put a cobra exhaust and rode it like that for about a year until I came to my senses and put it back to stock. I now have Memphis Shades fats windshield with Memphis Shades lowers and a sissy bar with some Viking saddlebags and I love riding my bike. No helmet buffeting, no ringing of the ears, nice comfortable ride. Don't get me wrong, the lowering of the bike with the loud pipes was cool but only for a while. Lol. I also dont ride 2 up on this bike. My wife aint dumb! I dont blame her!