lol hopefully that made sense, after i re read what i typed it might have gotten confusing.
I cross reference parts all the time just to find a better price on ebay also because sometimes parts listed for your bike will be few and expensive but a more common model with the same part will be cheaper just because it "fits" that bike
just some advice for you and any others that read that.
I just saved 15 dollars on a shift lever because i did that. Good luck though
1984 Honda Shadow VT500c