At first I lowered it with the lowering blocks, and was not satisfied. It seemed the bike rode better, but it was not low enough for me. So I bought some random shocks of ebay, and lowered it that way. The shocks are 13.5 eye to eye, and it seems that is the lowest you can go. I am 185, and it seems that they are perfect for me. A passenger might be a problem, but it seems the shock wont travel far enough to hit the tank. I have yet to test this theory, but I will keep you posted. The part # of the shocks is 54726-00, and I got them new off ebay for $24.50. Anyways put some before and after under my profile.