Hi Pete ..
When I first got mine I lowered my bike with home made rear dog bone links and cut about 10 mm off sidestand ect .
Yes welding the foot back on works a treat .
I only had it lowered for about a week I hated the way the bike felt on the road .it just wasn't right .
I've had it back up on its long legs ever since .. much better handling ect .
Weirdly the bike likes the lowered stand so I left it .
My advice is . Ride it as intended you'll get used to her as is . If you must lower the front forks a bit and remove some or all preload off rear shock.
Obviously test ride quality as you tweak stuff .
Nice colour bike too 🙂