So after hours of work in a 90* garage I have come to the conclusion that Kawasaki knows what their doing much more than I do.
There's been a lot of talk about flipping the swing-arm pivot to get a better feeling chassis on corner entry. I can 100% say that the evidence is very strong AGAINST this actually working like everyone might think. I am basing all of this off measurements before and after the flip. The goal was to flip the pivot and then reset the rear geometry to copy the stock REAR geometry but help the front throughout this process.
Now, my measurements are NOT perfect but they work for showing a difference between the two settings. The stock swing-arm angle (with the bikes weight on the shock), was 12.71 degrees. When I flipped the pivot insert AND THEN added 10mm to my KTeck DDS Pro, the angle was 9.5 degrees! The swing-arm was visually flatter and immediately I knew there was going to be a problem if I couldn't get that angle back to the "before" numbers. I continued to add length to the shock but was only able to get it to 9.7 degrees after adding around 15mm to my shock length. Seeing that I still had room on the clevis for adding shims, I stacked some 2mm think washers up to gain an additional 8mm off rear ride height. This brought me up to 10.91 degrees...
Stepping back and looking that the math to make sure I was at least seeing the correct information, I concluded that this cannot be right. Then I realized that I remembered the Kit pivot insert was a "0" and that all the 2017+ machines come with a "0". Maybe there's a reason for this I thought. I can see how adding a zero pivot insert would help but a full 4mm over my current setting is way to far. Hence I moved the setup back to my original numbers and called it a day. Took me about 5 hours but I think it was well worth the time and energy to gain a better understanding of what this bike needs to work properly.
Kit parts will have to be the only way I'll change this bike if I give up on the superstock class.
"You must subsume yourself to the bike"-Casey Stoner
"Thereís a moment when a rider needs to stop thinking about technology and just twist the throttle."-Pit Beirer, KTM Motor Sport Director