Hi there fellow 675 owners. I have owned my Black 675 since September 2007 and I have to say that it is a brilliant piece of kit (NOW). You see for the first month of ownership I was not a happy bunny at all as I found it too focused for my liking as although I was not new to sports bikes having previously owned ZX6, CBR 600RR and prior to the 675 an R1 I just did not feel comfortable with the bike so much so that I considered asking the dealer to let me have my R1 back even if it meant loosing a large amount of money but by the time I had decided to do just that he had sold it. The main problems that I had were (A) the rear of the bike was to tall resulting in the riding position being such that I felt that I was being pushed forward onto the low bars resulting in painful wrists after only twenty or so miles :evil: (B) due to the tall seat height I did not feel in control when stationery as I was on the balls of my feet (I am not vertically challenged at 5' 8") and (C) the standard colour of the rims (how could the people who designed such a good looking machine come up with such a shite colour for the rims) :? . Solution: Raise the bars, Lower the rear of the bike and get the rims polished and painted and the the jobs a good un. So how: Well the standard bars were replaced with Gilles Variobars which are fully adjustable and look the part the only thing that had to be changed was the Master Cylinder Reservoir mounting which is a simple fabrication from a strip of Aluminium which is then secured on one of the existing tapped holes on the underside of the Top Yoke. The rear of the bike has been lowered by fitting a Drag Link (AKA Dog Bone) from the 1999/2002 model R1 which is longer than the Triumph OE part which when fitted raises the rear wheel resulting in a reduction in ride height of approx 1.5 inches. The purists would argue that by lowering a D675 you will ruin the handling well OK if you put Rossie on it he would say that it does not tip into the corners quick enough but I doubt that the average rider would notice I certainly have not found any difference. The Rims have been professionally polished and the centres sprayed Gloss Black. I have to say that after carrying out these alterations there has not been any noticable reduction in terms of handling or performance and I now feel relaxed and comfortable on what is a fantastic machine. The only negative point to lowering is that the D675 sits a little bit to upright on its side stand so I purchased a 2nd stand off Ebay (lots of them available as most race bikes take them off) and I had it shortened at the foot end by 1" which sorted the problem. I spent about 2 hours polishing it when I got it back which I think compliments the rest of the polished bits on the bike I also got rid of the standard mounting bolts which I thought looked like Triumph had bought a job lot from a Farm Gate Manufacturer (See Pic later) Apart from the Polished Rims all other modifications can be reversed in about 2 hours. Any other owners had similar problems ??????. Midgeman.