New Shocks? 81' 5 Star General

Hi folks, been lurking for a bit but finally ready to purchase new shocks after bouncing around nyc on my joy runs :)

Is 320MM a good bet? I've read that 300MM or less is easier to install using only the kickstand on certain bikes. Is there a major difference between the below sets? I like the styling of the non-reservoir version but if there are benefits I'd like to know. Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KL9DRGR/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P28172K/

Re: New Shocks? 81' 5 Star General

I just put 300mm shocks on my general 5 star. It has no rear fender and a 2.75” tire on a 17” rim. 300mm is the longest shock that still allows the wheel to spin off the ground for start up on the kick stand with my setup. Be careful buying shocks designed for larger motorcycles, they may be too stiff.

Re: New Shocks? 81' 5 Star General

Thanks Harvey, will consider 300mm as the kick start is the way I do it after quick stops. Which shocks did you go with?

Re: New Shocks? 81' 5 Star General

Re: New Shocks? 81' 5 Star General

Maitlanf Of the Loin /

get them RFY 320mms

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