I'm curious - why is this not really an option? I ask b/c I bought a used Wilbers rear shock for my FZ6 from a CL listing. The guy did mention that the bike (he had owned) had been 'lowered' by the previous owner. Sure enough, I sent the shock to the US distributor (in NJ), and they said the spring was shorter than normal (I replaced/rebuilt with a longer/heaver spring for my weight). So is it not an option b/c of cost, or because that lowers the rear but leaves the front as-is (and thus they don't maintain the same height/ratio?The FZ6 uses a linkless rear suspension, so you’d have to replace the entire shock with a shorter unit...it’s not really an option.
I got a 'lowering link' and had it installed. It's been 46K miles, and no problems. I think it was this one:
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it brought down the seat height by about an inch and that was just enough for me (I'm 5'4")
I understand there are some reason why this is may not be a perfect solution (see Gary's post above), but I have not experienced any problems.