I cannot believe the shock industry does not publish compressed length as well as max length ( allowing for stroke length calculation) so I want to make sure I have clearance and I cannot push my bike down and hold it. Lightbulb flashed on and I removed one rear shock and now I can push down till it bottoms out. What I want to know is if I have any (how much) clearance when I am bottomed out. Need something to squish that will hold its form after I set it on top of tire and bottom out my frame. Best I can come up with is baked sweet potato or two peeled bananas. I dont know if they still make play-doh. What if I made my own. Possibly peanut butter mixed with flour to make round balls I can squash. ( I dont have any sweet potatos or bananas ) Ah---- modeling clay. Where do you get that ? Brick Mason thick Mortar Balls covered with cellophane ?