I know it's been talked about a lot on the board, but we lowered my wifes 250X the right way now. We had a Kouba lowering link on it, and it never felt right to me. We took the bike into ESP Suspension in La Cresenta, CA to have him lower it 3" and respring, and revalve it. Just got it back today. Man it feels like he did a nice job on it. I can't wait to see how she likes it. I'm now pushing her to do my 450X in a few months.