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    Decent but inexpensive 335mm shocks?

    I really want something with damping adjustment, since I sometimes have luggage and sometimes don't.

    The Ikons are awesome but a little pricy. Is there anything stock out there in 13 3/8" (335mm) or so eye-to-eye measurement that I could grab up as a take-off?

    I have a pair of CB700SC shocks I cold offer in trade (or partial trade). They're really exactly what I want in terms of stiffness and adjustment, but they're too long for me and the left side contacts the chain at the bottom.

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    Hagon should be able to sort you out. I would assume for around $300.
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    That's the hiccup. I could get Ikon's for a little less than that, but I'm wondering if there's an OEM take-off I could grab up for closer to $150 or less.

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    I can get you 330 or 340 mm from hagon. Got some at 200. No decent new shocks are 150 bucks. Sorry.
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    Ikons for $150??
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    No, he means Ikons for less than 300. There are some at the 295 dollar mark or so. I can do the motocross/trials long-stroke dual-shock hagons for 195 bucks. That's the cheapest decent shock you can find, from me or anyone else.
    I'm not saying you need to buy em from my shop. There are a lot of places to get em. whoever you get em from, spif, get those, if all you can spend is 200 bucks.
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    They're for the XS650. It's still running stockers, and one's seeping oil. When I put the luggage on and sit down, it almost hits bottom...not so great. I'll hit you up if I can get $200 to spend. I was really hoping for a used (on the cheap) upgrade though.

    So the stuff Mike's XS sells, crap?

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    Those shitty MDI's or wtf ever they are? 80 bucks or so?

    If so, yeah, utter shite. Have two pair hanging on the wall, won't use em for anything. Won't give em away to people, either, wouldn't wish those crappy POS's on anyone.
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    Just look around and figure out what is compatible. I used F3 fork tubes that slid right into my lowers on my triumph and they work great - best $120.00 I ever spent!
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    Simply put, new shocks with damping adjustment and and preload adjustment that dont cost a crap ton of money leave you at, basically, the 380 dollar 7610 Ikons (4 position damping), or the 300 dollar Hagon 2810 (10 position damping), as the low end.
    I have the Ikon 7614 (an all-aluminum version of the 7610, they are a little more than a pound less each)with threaded preload adjustment on my GS750. They are 500ish dollars.
    If I were going to order another set of springs right now though, I'd buy the Hagon Nitro shocks. Also about 500 bucks, but with 10 position damping (and threaded preload).
    I have the hagon moto-trials 200 dollar jobbies on my GS550 dual-sport project. THey have a long stroke, which is great for jumping speed bumps on a 480lb bike. They only have preload adjustment and are not rebuildable. They are still fine shocks, though.
    If you can get 300 bucks together, though, get the hagon 2810's at 340mm.
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