The reason these bikes like to be raised is to bring up the center of gravity. The bike pivots (rolls, leans) about that center of gravity and the higher it is, (within reason) the easier and quicker the front tire can steer out from under it and roll the bike.I'm new with this bike. I see where you are supposed to get these bikes up. I've dropped the forks in the triples. Maybe I'm over thinking this and should just ride it.