It has been some time, but just as a follow up, I have installed the handle bar risers and had not problems with the installation on my ABS bike. I do have full turning movement stop to stop. Also I did not have to bend any brackets.
Am still considering " lowering links ". Part of the reason being is that the GEL seat I mounted adds 1" to the height. Thus, I would think that the lowering links would take away the extra height and hopefully reduce the angle of how the seat is mounted.
I have considered 2" lowering, but after several discussions and research, I believe that either 1" or 1.5 " links will suffice.
I have read so many times that if you lower the rear, that you MUST lower the front. But after some real heavy research I am finding out that lowering the front is not a must . This information mainly pertains to the people that use their bikes as everyday commuters or just fun rides, and are not folks that frequent the track.
Can and will not go into all the technical aspects of just lowering the rear. But the NINJA " Sport " bike is produced as a sharp turning bike. Just lowering the rear basically extends the forks and changes the steering from sharp to a more subtle turning bike of which just the everyday user may like better than a sharp turning bike. Reducing the sharpness of the turning more or less moves the NINJA towards a Sport Touring model and possibly depending on drop, close to a Cruiser model. In any case all state that just lowering the rear makes for a more stable motorcycle.
IF you feel that you do not agree with what I am stating here, kindly do not flame me and state that I am all wrong. I am only stating what I have found from information found online that shows and states how to set up bikes for your " particular wants, needs and use.
Everybody can go and research the information for themselves. I spent several hours researching, reading and learning what I now know.