The previous owner of my bike lowered the front end by two inches by resetting the fork tubes so that they sat nearly 2 inches out of the top of the brace. It was not obvious to the casual observer. I'm tall enough that I don't need a lowered bike and the fender was in increased danger of hitting the bodywork (already some wear on the back of the fender). So I brought the tubes back to their original position... but now the air equalizer brace isn't covering the air hole in the fork! Looks as if he brazed the original holes closed and drilled new ones. Darn it!