I fitted a set of Talon lowering links ( same as Kouba 1's) and removed 1 to 2 inches of foam from the seat the day I bought my DRZ. I am 5'8" tall and only have a 28" in-seam. I also pushed the forks up through the yokes by 1 inch. I have tried every adjustment I could, and could not get the suspension to work properly with the links in. Today I removed the links, and the bike is transformed. The suspension now works, no wallowing, no bouncing, it just gets on and does the job it should. I have left the forks as they were, and the handling seems fine. Which is just as well, because I can only get 1 toe down, and even then it is a bit of a stretch. Now is it just me, or is it not possible to get these lowering links to work properly. I assume with a full shock rebuild they will work, which sort of defeats the point of the links (easy). It would be easier to just shorten the shock by half an inch. On the 2000 model this would be very easy, just remove the fork from the bottom of the shock, cut the damper rod and re-thread it. No rebound damping on the bottom of my shock, or am I missing something here ?? Neil.