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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Dukedesmo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 09:44
If it's any use, I've just measured mine which I believe to be original? 

On centre stand so completely unloaded, measures 324mm.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 12:05
This may sound a daft question and i am not being crass but ever thought of just giving Hagon a quick call as they are rather good ...spoke to them yrs ago about lowering Annies Virago, they were extremely helpful indeed and recommended not altering the stock length rather get the seat re done ...just a thought. I am aware there are, on some Guzzis different shock lengths but would not speculate which
But le mans 2 is listed as 320mm .....as is convert but G5 same as a convert are listed 330mm go figure

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote GuzziPaul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 15:53
I've got the fully adjustable Hagons on my Le Mans, I just ordered what Hagon recommended for the bike. I've not adjusted the damping or preload I don't think I'm good enough to tell the difference, especially with a standard front setup.
I do have a pair of original shocks from my first Le Mans in the early 80s I'll measure them up if I can find them. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Courier955 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 16:41
Thanks to everyone for their replies. It would seem that my Hagons are the correct length judging by your replies. I do know that I don't want to put on longer ones if they would stress the UJ so I will keep the Hagons as my LM handles very well and is very stable.
I will just take it easy on bumpy roads and give my kidneys a rest

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2019 at 22:59
Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

But le mans 2 is listed as 320mm .....


That sounds familiar.

@ Dan I think somebody got Hagon to do custom springs, may be worth a phone call (?)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Courier955 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 2019 at 13:31
Yes Mike, that sounds like a bloody good idea to me...thanks.


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A few years back I put longer shocks on my 650 TT it handled like a dream but in the end went back to standard due to the worry of UJ
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Courier955 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 13:51
That's what I was thinking Johnno...my UJ is in an almost exact straight line when I'm on the bike so that must be good for it.
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