I had my first run today and what a difference , it was very easy to push back while seated ,the bike does stand more upright so easier to bring it vertical also it parks better in the garage for the same reason even just getting on it is better and the bottom of my back now fits in the upright of the seat so that too is a bonus .

The ride felt the same to me so less travel in the shocks does not make it a harder ride ,I may bring the handle bars back a little 1/2 to 1" but all in all I'm very very pleased with this mod .