Sorry for the slow response, I have not been on in a while. I have a Soupy's link like the one shown. You are right in that it helps you decide how much you want to lower the bike. I dropped mine 1" and lowered the front forks about the same. changing out mounting plates like those offered by AdventureTech are stronger way to go, but you have whatever height you purchase. Remember that if you lower the bike more than about 3/4", you may have problems with your stock sidestand keeping the bike too upright.