Smed, isn't it time for you to pull that lowering link and get the specs to bobpatterson...
it was 28 degrees here this morning must be getting cold down in Houston!
Yea, it's been getting down into the upper 30's here. Which is freaking cold! But, being Texas, it's back up to about 70 in the afternoon.
I DID try taking the link off a few weeks ago. I was (again) moving stuff around on the bike, and wanted to access the space under the shock. But I couldn't get that bolt out. I had forgotten it was a pain to put on.
The link is not a square/rectangle. It has "bends" that allow it to snug onto the mount. You'd be better off ordering one, measuring it in person, then returning it.
Don't sweat it, brother. I went out today and unbolted my shock, lowered the bike 1-1/2" and calculated (aka guessed) the angle. Why only 1-1/2? Cause with a 205/60 I'm not sure 2" would clear after I sat down on it, much less 2 up. Anybody have any thoughts on that?