On my 2000 205V the platform was about 6 inches underwater when I would load it up. The 2000 era X star has the higher brackets. Id call a local dealer and see if you can get an x-1 platform bracket.
"if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker
2011 X25-lots of flake,stereo and ilmor
1985 Stars and Stripes-Ol' glory