Before purchasing or attempting to install shocks that are different than the OEM length, confirm that the wheel travel can be altered without causing clearance issues, such as swing-arm/axle to exhaust contact as well as chain/belt guard and tire clearance.
Once shocks are installed with the proper hardware FIGURE A,
make sure you can rotate them freely in both directions
FIGURE B with no contact to any other parts of the motorcycle
IF SHOCKS DO NOT ROTATE FREELY, CHECK THAT THE HARDWARE IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY.