Re: lowered the forks
I don't know who should answer this first, LTL or I.
Lowering the triples onto the forks on the 929/954 is a bad idea, and once you exceed 120 mph in a straight line you will realize this yourself if you don't get blown off while traversing a small bump.
This has been discussed in so much detail on this forum and Motorush that I refuse to go into the physics again. But believe me, if you need to make the bike take less effort to turn it in, you need to start working out or rethink your riding style. The bike has too little trail already, and lowering the front end does not put more weight on the front wheel as everyone thinks (well, it actually does, but even at 10 mm, it is less than a pound). It does screw up the slight bit of straight line high speed stability the bike does have, beyond that it kills any chance of hard cornering on the brakes as all of the hard parts and bodywork will be grinding away.
This is a Darwin modification and should only be performed by posers. Most fast guys actually raise the triples to add trail and get some additional ground clearance. Sliding your butt another 2' forward while turning will make the bike turn WAY easier than lowering the front end ever will regardless of amount of drop.