fwiw, just installed the stock height soft seat foam. it is uber soft, like a ttr90. I mean really soft, possibly too soft. I weigh 180 and 29" inseam, the new foam settles about an inch. My feet are now planted on the ground much better. Have not ridden it yet... Just a thought if you were considering a lowering link, this is a cheaper way to go and you keep your handling characteristics.