So I'm a lover of the 696 design and the lines are great but the pod sticking up (and the handlebars) bugged the heck out of me. So I did something about it. I used the Speedymoto tallboy clip-ons and top triple clamp, which gave me room to relocate the pod. I've ridden this way for a week now (36miles on the freeway each way) and it rocks! In fact, I'd say the airflow is actually better now, and I find no problem with the lowered bars, but I do spend 45-60min a day flat on the tank). Let me know what you think. I'm hoping to chop off the 'antlers' this week.