Originally Posted by EmptiMind
So any aftermarket that's the right length should fit? Any suggestions, anyone?
Maybe you are not asking this question but....
As a rule, just because a shock fits doesn't mean it will work. There are all sorts of issues like suspension geometry. wheelbase, linkage ratios, bike weight, etc that makes shock design very specific to a bike. You might find a 16.5" Showa shock off a motocross bike - it won't work on your Buell!