I'm usually about seven years behind, but finally bought a new '06 BRP. Found all the nifty sites and am currently fixing, greasing, changing fork oil and attending to all the other maintenance issues Honda has failed to address. Did several forum searches but could not find an answer. I installed a Kouba lowering link and intially would like to slide the fork tubes up around 30mm-40mm to match the 1.5" lowered rear. Found lots of references and even pics showing the fork tubes raised about the same amount I'm considering. Question is...at least on my 2006 BRP, the fork tubes are tapered about 1mm less in diameter (46mm to 45mm) just below the upper triple clamp to just above the lower clamp. If one slides the fork tubes up more than 10mm-15mm, than the upper clamp will have to clamp on the tapered or reduced fork tube diameter area. The pinch area of the clamps look like they should be able to pinch the tapered area but just doesn't set well with me. Is this a concern...or have others been doing this all along w/o problems? Intend to have the foks internally "lowered" later this spring. I am a fairly decent wrench-turner. Can these "lowering" spacers be fabbed and installed by an amateur or is this best left to a shop? Thanks.