Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
I have not tried lowering links on the GT
I tried them on my FZ1, (1" drop) could not use the center stand and the side stand was a tip over waiting to happen. Dragged pegs easily, scraped the pipe on on bumps. Handling suffered. Took them off, I would rather be tippy toe (28" inseam) stopped, and have the bike acting normal setting up for a curve, etc..
I have the Sargent low seat on the GT, it is about 3/4" lower than the low position of the BMW low seat, and for me much more comfortable, good for multiple 700 mile days (YMMV). I can pretty much flat foot in the one helmet position, heels off the ground on two helmet until the wife gets on. A could be bit more leg bend but with short legs you wouldn't notice.
I think Meece would say you only have your feet down for 0.000000001% of the time for one of his "normal" rides. Make the change at the saddle, maybe get some more comfort and don't upset the handling
'07 K1200GT Crystal Gray Metalic
'00 Ducati 900 Monster