Do you mean 'swung the lever perches up'? to compensate? That brings up a good point. When I moved my bars forward I think I mucked up, and rotated them UP to -1. Can anyone remember the OEM position? Heres a good experiment I just tried again - stand on your bike and pretend you're bracing from your normal standing position, and then try grabbing your levers as though they were the bars (maybe bracing your knuckles against your handguards for support), and try bracing again. What feels 'stronger'? To me the lever position feels stronger. And the levers are feather forwards which also supports a bar bend with less sweep being a potential improvement.