Originally Posted by Loutre
I heard that the 2012/13 models can be lowered at the frame. Maybe you should ask your dealer about that factory option!
How would you "lower at the frame"?
They certainly don't use a different pick-up point for the shock, and that's not even possible for the forks.
The F800GS has pretty bad ground clearance to begin with, so if you are riding real off-road I'd try the low seat first, that along with sliding your butt over on stopping should work for most people except the really small ones.
If you ride only on the street or gravel roads then go ahead and shorten the suspension.