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On 2 wheels: 1998 - Rebel 250, 1980 - CB125, 1982 - CM125, 1980 - CM200, 1987 - Yamaha FZ750
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My Rebel had a pair of tired shocks.I could adjust load/spring-setting high enough, but it just felt that way; springy, with next to no damping.
And reading about the (low) stock quality, and seeing reviews, I would try something else.
I have had great experience with YSS on other bikes, but for now, they are over my budget.
Chinese to the rescue...? RFY shocks ordered...:

Fitted, & tested a few trips. So-far, for the price, they are great. Somewhat stiffer, and made the riding-position 1/4"-1/2" taller
(and more/better ground-clearance).
They made the bike behave more predictical in slow, tight corners with irregular surcace, a good thing in my book.
The (not so) "magic carpet ride" is less magic...but the seat needs re-stuffing/shaping, so things may change.
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nice! im looking for a new pair of shocks for my 450 and might give these a try as they are interchangable... did you order the 280mm or 320mm? the bushing collar was a 10mm right, and did you have to remove the metal collar on the top to make it fit? stiffer ride is a good thing for me because one of the downsides of 250 shocks on a 450 is you cant ride with a passenger.
 

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I got the 280mm (can be extended 10+ mm, maybe more) + pressed out the top metal collar (easy)
 
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