Thanks for the info...hammer. i had my 02 set up with 5mm of fork showing above the triples not including the cap, and rear shock was at 338 eye to eye.. that thing handled like a dream for me. my forks were extended as well on that bike.. some people like the bikes to handle differently. id rather have to muscle a bike into a turn and have it give me more feel while leaned over, than have it turn in easy but feel vague. just my $.02.
my 03 1k is set up very different though.. forks are extended and flush with the top of triples, and rear shock is currently at 332 with the 190/60 rear tire on it and it feels pretty good.. it was at 337 with the 180 and it felt pretty good, but not perfect..