Agreed about the different tire sizes and drive train damage.
If you have the original shocks on the machine they may be sagging. A lift is only a temporary repair as the shocks will continue to sag over time. If they are sagging, you either have to get new oem shocks($$$), Progressive 512 shocks ($$) or Wideopen shocks($). The last 2 are adjustable and a search will reveal people opinions on them.
If your shocks are still original good height, a Perfex LT kit will add a a bit of lift (1-1.5") and cushion the ride, for about $120 with lots of positive reviews. The Perfex LT will not lift as much as Highlifter or other lift kits as that is not its main purpose, but a byproduct of the softer ride. The LT kit will not acheive steeper CV axle angles that most lift kits use to get the +2" lift ($99 @ highlifter). Many have the 2" lift kit and have no issues with premature wear on cv axles, others may have.
This is gonna sound odd but I used a 1.5" pvc coupler cut in half for a spacer under my spring, and it gave me a 1" lift. cost all of 64 cents. Been running like this for over 8mos with no problems. Here is how to.... go to HW store and get 2 1.5" pvc couplers, cut in half so there is still the "lip" in one half this is the half you are going to use. Take the shock/spring off the bike, take the spring off the shock (USE CAUTION) slide the pve over the shock so the "lip" is up (makes a new spring perch for the spring to sit on) and reassemble. enjoy your new $1.28 1in lift.
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