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Lowering the front only is dangerous. It decreases the rake and trail, which has a negative affect on stability. Sportbikes push the limit on rake and trail, which is what makes them handle so well (in the hands of a skilled and experienced sportbike rider), but they are very twitchy and unstable, which makes them unsuitable for inexperienced riders IMO. Also, Sportbikes have a far more sophisticated chassis and suspension, and a completely different riding position. A lot more attention is paid to their center of gravity and front/rear weight bias. Their frames are a lot stiffer and stronger.
Again, IMO, lowering just the front of a Vulcan 750 is just asking for it. I would not lower either end or both, because it decreases ground clearance, and the feeler things on my pegs are already ground off from dragging the pegs. A stock Vulcan 750 has enough ground clearance, considering what it is, but it doesn't have any to spare. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike