Found a post that says I can use a 700/750 shock in my CTX700 for a better ride and more travel. Who has an OEM takeoff, or an (affordable!) aftermarket unit they don't as much as they hoped? I'm in Portland, Oregon.
Looks great - but I grabbed an OEM shock off eBay, and I like it enough not to need to make another swap. I did have to buy a longer side stand due to the increased height on my CTX, but that's actually a good thing - I can make deep turns without scraping my center stand any longer.