I"m considering a 1k strom. I have ridden a 650 but I found myself stalling it out on launch (I'm a BIG dude) a few times. Thinking about taking my girl and trying to go uphill in the mountains from a stoplight... hrmm The thing I *don't* like about a lot of bikes is the high center of gravity, which I"ve heard is an issue with the big strom. I'm curious if people have lowered the bike and had that solve that issue. How much of a difference did it make?