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PostSubject: New shocks fitted   Sat 10 Jun 2017, 14:29

Well the deed is done. New Hagon shocks turned up on Thursday two days after ordering them. And as it was pissing it down (uk speak for inclement weather) I've had a pleasant day in the shed fitting them.
Been out for a quick ride and all seems good, just got to work out the preferred settings.
And as it now nice, warm sunny and blowing a gale we've had a wander into the village for a bite to eat and a couple of well deserved beers.
Hic :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Sun 11 Jun 2017, 15:31

Some feedback would be intresting
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Mon 12 Jun 2017, 01:52

And as soon as the weather improves a bit and I can get out for a decent ride you'll get some.
Still facing gale force wind and lashing rain... June is the uk's monsoon season!
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Mon 12 Jun 2017, 04:12

Steve
I'm also looking forward to your feedback though I've never been disappointed by Hagon shocks yet (I had a couple of wheels built by them also)

Helped that I used to ride passed the factory on the way to work.

Weather down "Souff" not so grim but boy when it does rain
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Mon 12 Jun 2017, 13:22

Well what can I say? Bloody awesome for starters.
We've just had a hundred mile bimble round the Dales. No bottoming out on the bumpy bits, damping that works, obviouly much more comfortable. £169 well spent I would say.
The old shocks are the original honda ones, 11 years old and 18k miles. I only bought the bike last year with 12k on it so I'm guessing the originals had just aged.
We did today's ride on the hardest of three settings which was about right, the solo bimble on the middle setting was too hard and I've yet to try solo and the lowest setting.
Adjusting is more of a faff than the originals as the collar is at the top, so it's mainstand, spanner and crawling on the ground time. No worse than many other bikes I suppose.
The bike leans a lot more on the side stand but nothing to worry me.
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Mon 12 Jun 2017, 13:32

Fitting them.
Only 4 bolts. The bottom ones are easy, the upper ones are more of a mission.
I dismantled the bike from the back to get the luggage compartment out and do it properly (none of this namby pamby drilling holes for me).
It took most of Saturday, working methodically and photographing as I went so I knew what went where and with which bolts.
It was all surprisingly easy but it does take some time (several coffees, two dire straits albums, one stereo mcs and some waterboys). It was nice to put everything back together and have no bits left over.
But lets not talk about removing and refitting the battery box....
The beer was nice afterwards though :-)
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Mon 12 Jun 2017, 15:57

The remark of the more leaning on the kick stand means that SW gains more travel at the rear suspension with Hagons as with OEM ones bike looses half of the travel lust after the center stand is closed.Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Tue 13 Jun 2017, 11:12

What weight springs did you get?  Should be visible on the coil.
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Tue 13 Jun 2017, 15:26

The spring is just the standard one, that's the strongest they do, but they did shim it a little apparently. I'll check the weight next time I'm in the shed!
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Tue 04 Jul 2017, 19:16

I broke a scooter up that had hagon shocks fitted problem with them the adjustment is at the top so once the panels are on you cant get to the adjusters to reset them, honda one is as we all know at the bottom
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Wed 05 Jul 2017, 02:52

Oh yes you can.
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Wed 05 Jul 2017, 03:00

steve_h80 wrote:
Oh yes you can.
not easily though, don't have to grovel on the floor to do it with the genuine shocks I got rid of the ones I had
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PostSubject: Re: New shocks fitted   Wed 05 Jul 2017, 15:23

True, it's more in line with adjusting the shock on a monoshock motorcycle, but the ride is so much improved for me it's worth the occasional grovelling on the floor.
If all I did was town or motorway solo riding I wouldn't have bothered.
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