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Offline Greasyjonny

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Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 09:54:42 am »
Was wondering how you guys still felt about these after your honeymoon period and a little more riding. I have these same shocks on my 81 gs450. It's far from touring comfortable, but I attribute that more to the bike being so small than the shocks. Unfortunately I never rode it with the stock shocks so I can't tell how much better it is.
If the stockers are 255mm than the 270 are just a little under 5/8" longer. Also, these can be ordered with short shrouds for a few more bucks to resemble the stock shocks a little more if anyone is interested in that.


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Offline u-bolt

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 02:02:07 pm »
I wouldn't call it a comfortable ride with the new shocks, I have a Triumph Tiger 800 too, it has a comfy ride ... creamy luxury by comparison.

the new shocks are a lot more comfortable than the originals and make my Bolt viable for some long rides ... original shocks just didn't work for me.

so the new shocks are a major improvement at not too much cost, the bike rides pretty firm but I get to enjoy the Bolt's good points, not flinch every 100 yards. Also I can corner at a more normal lean angle.

when I renew the rear tire, expect I'll go for 160/80 ... that's way ahead though.
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 08:16:35 pm »
is there a chance you are selling your old shocks?

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 04:51:18 am »
who are you asking Konrad?
I have the base model and will keep the shocks for when I move the bike on.

Steve has R-spec shocks, maybe you're asking him?
davy

Offline Super Sneaky Steve

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2014, 05:55:40 pm »
I'm in agreement with U-bolt. It's not a Cadilac ride. They have a sporty feel to them and increased travel is much needed.

The real benifit to me is raising the bike up. The increased cornering is very noticeable. Now I can attack the road much more aggressively. The bike is up to the task it just suffers from low pegs.

Once I upgrade the seat I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a long ride.

Offline Greasyjonny

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2014, 08:43:27 pm »
Did you guys both go for the 270mm length?


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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2014, 05:31:30 am »
yes, Hagon were keen to go to 290 or 300 which would be better from the ride point of view.

in my research into it I jacked up the bike to different simulated lengths, and I was worried about belt tension (loosening) as the shock gets longer, stance of bike is different also. So 270 was my compromise, a bit more travel but belt tension not too badly affected. You could go to 290 to get a better ride, just watch the belt tension.

I still scrape my pegs, not so often and I feel now OK about 'normal' cornering angles. Also ride is much improved over stock. There are a few who have fitted rear raisers, which are higher than the 270 shocks, so they must manage the belt tension OK.
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2014, 11:46:47 pm »
Thinking about being the guinea pig and popping for the 290mm shocks 40kg springs. Where are the specs for total travel for comparison between stock and the hagon 290mm. I do like the reservoir  shocks looks, but wouldn't mind a softer rear end.
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2014, 04:01:23 am »
Thinking about being the guinea pig and popping for the 290mm shocks 40kg springs. Where are the specs for total travel for comparison between stock and the hagon 290mm. I do like the reservoir  shocks looks, but wouldn't mind a softer rear end.
after a softer rear end huh :P
Good things come to those who wait...greater things happen to those who get off their arse and do something about it.

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2014, 05:42:33 am »
Thinking about being the guinea pig and popping for the 290mm shocks 40kg springs. Where are the specs for total travel for comparison between stock and the hagon 290mm. I do like the reservoir  shocks looks, but wouldn't mind a softer rear end.

hey, that would be great Bull Winkle!!

I measured the stock shock as 255 length, I got some travel (stroke) figs from Hagon. I sent them one of my stock shocks for comparison.

here are some figs I still have :
stock shock : length 255mm, stroke 45mm, spring weight 35kg.
Hagon : length 270mm, stroke 54mm, spring weight 30kg (Steve) 35kg (u-bolt).
Hagon : length 290mm, stroke 70mm, spring weight TBS.

from memory 280mm had the same stroke as 290.
the Hagons have harder compression /rebound damping.

Why 40kg? are you very heavy? I'm on 35kg springs and weigh 196lbs, I'd say I'm near to the minimum weight for these springs ie they'd be good for quite a bit heavier than me.
davy

Offline depravedone

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2014, 07:58:02 am »

Are these really $199 for a pair or is that each?  If that's for a pair it seems like a no-brainer versus just using the Baron's 1" lift.  I see 280mm set in my future.





Thinking about being the guinea pig and popping for the 290mm shocks 40kg springs. Where are the specs for total travel for comparison between stock and the hagon 290mm. I do like the reservoir  shocks looks, but wouldn't mind a softer rear end.

hey, that would be great Bull Winkle!!

I measured the stock shock as 255 length, I got some travel (stroke) figs from Hagon. I sent them one of my stock shocks for comparison.

here are some figs I still have :
stock shock : length 255mm, stroke 45mm, spring weight 35kg.
Hagon : length 270mm, stroke 54mm, spring weight 30kg (Steve) 35kg (u-bolt).
Hagon : length 290mm, stroke 70mm, spring weight TBS.

from memory 280mm had the same stroke as 290.
the Hagons have harder compression /rebound damping.

Why 40kg? are you very heavy? I'm on 35kg springs and weigh 196lbs, I'd say I'm near to the minimum weight for these springs ie they'd be good for quite a bit heavier than me.

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2014, 01:06:12 pm »
I believe $199 is the cost of a pair.

~150 in the UK inc post.


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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2014, 07:37:49 pm »
Another old post on shocks. But is there any new thoughts on the Hagons.
Tried looking on the Hagon website but I couldn't find the info i wanted. Anyone know the shortest length of the 2810s?
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 05:19:38 pm »
Just installed 23kg on my bike today, and only took a short 20 mile or so ride and have to say I'm pretty stoked. Have on middle preload setting and on a pretty rough concrete road no b/o. Feels way better than stock and increased height helps too, as you'll said before. They were same length as you guys but only lighter and progressively wound springs on the 26kg and under. Cost was $219 now also. Posted pic in my gallery but I'm a newb so don't know how to move it here yet and haven't started re-sizing. 😜

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 05:21:53 pm »
Forgot to say in previous post I'm 5'9 175lbs