I considered lifting links, too, but I really dont want to throw the bike any higher than needed.
I plan to turn up an additional preload spacer for my bike soon. Justjeff did it to his bike with good results, and I'm gonna follow his lead. If you are interested, I can turn up another one for you. No real idea on the timeframe, but I'm hoping to have the spacer made up within the next few weeks.
Just putting it out there. I assume no liability on the effectiveness, just following Jeff's lead and giving it a whirl. lol