so another question for you kballowe: after you put on soupy's lowering link, but before you lowered the front end, did you ride the bike to see how it handled?
Yes. It was a bit more relaxed on the interstate. So, a little bit less "turn-in" at the front. Other than that, no issue.
hahahaha there are some that fret over 1/4" inch difference on one end or the other - but I guess they never rode a fat girl on the back to discover a REAL difference in geometry.
No matter where you go - there you are.