Originally Posted by Mr. Canoehead
I guess it seems obvious but there was a long discussion a while ago about people putting EBay WP takeoff shocks from non-linkage KTM dirt bikes on DR650's - it fit but of course it didn't work very well.
It wouldn't work at all
. Tube-frame Buell shocks get longer
on the downstroke. The shock gets pulled, not pushed.
Your point would be well taken on another brand but, it was just funny to read in this case.