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I want to put shorter rear shocks on my kawasaki z650 the standard size is 325mm could i reduce it by 50 mm i have taken off the rear mudguard so would not be a problem

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  • alicante7 Apr 04, 2011

    so should i leave it standard

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Don't go lower than 2 inches, this height is perfect, its what i use for cafe racers i have built.

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the help regards the rear shocks Glen."

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