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I rode my bike for it’s first long ride on Friday

the rear shocks are pretty horrible, I have an offer of a pair of Konis, anyone know what the center to center shock length should be?
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Hi Charles,
Lovely 69 Bonnie, just like the one I had back in the day. I don't know the exact shock length but I have a suggestion. On my return to riding with a 69 Daytona with original 'UK & general export' shocks the ride was very hard. I changed them for pattern ones with the softer USA spec spring rate and the transformation was brilliant.
 

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Hi Charles, nice bike.
Thanks for the link to the parts book, but it doesn’t give me the length of the shocks. I have been offered a pair of SH konis, they are likely off a 70s Italian bike, so I’m trying to find out if they will fit. Bike is currently fitted with Falco shocks, which I have never heard of!
 

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These are listed as suitable for your bike Charles.
12.9" centre to centre.

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Hi Charles,
my bike
rear shocks are pretty horrible, I have an offer of a pair of Konis, anyone know what the center to center shock length should be?
Original Girlings 12-7/8" with the spring preloader in the centre position.

Helpfully, the dimension's only in the triples workshop manuals ...

Hth.

Regards,
 
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