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Offline Super Sneaky Steve

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Hagon Shocks USA
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:02:15 am »
OK, I called Hagon early in the week to get the same shocks as U-bolt overseas. They had to call England to get the bushing sizes, so here's everything you need to know on this side of the pond.

270mm length
35kg springs
14X20 bushings

Be sure to ask for black springs  8)

$199.00

I'll be ordering mine today.

Remember you need the fancy sockets to get your shocks off. If needed I can link to a cheap set that works on Amazon.

http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/



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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 08:29:11 am »
For Canucks - Princess Auto has the sockets you need to get that top bolt....

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 09:14:55 am »
OK, I called Hagon early in the week to get the same shocks as U-bolt overseas. They had to call England to get the bushing sizes, so here's everything you need to know on this side of the pond.

270mm length
35kg springs
14X20 bushings

Be sure to ask for black springs  8)

$199.00

I'll be ordering mine today.

Remember you need the fancy sockets to get your shocks off. If needed I can link to a cheap set that works on Amazon.

http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/
what model of shock is it and do they come in heavier springs, I weigh 300lbs and am wondering if 40 KG springs would be more suitable for my size.
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 01:14:09 pm »
For Canucks - Princess Auto has the sockets you need to get that top bolt....

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Good ol' Princess Auto. Once i had a Canadian ship me something from there after i couldn't find it anywhere in the States.
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 01:51:52 pm »
Like the Canuck version of Harbor Freight.....

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 04:52:10 pm »
OK, I called Hagon early in the week to get the same shocks as U-bolt overseas. They had to call England to get the bushing sizes, so here's everything you need to know on this side of the pond.

270mm length
35kg springs
14X20 bushings

Be sure to ask for black springs  8)

$199.00

I'll be ordering mine today.

Remember you need the fancy sockets to get your shocks off. If needed I can link to a cheap set that works on Amazon.

http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/
what model of shock is it and do they come in heavier springs, I weigh 300lbs and am wondering if 40 KG springs would be more suitable for my size.

It's the road shock. He actually is shipping me mine with the 30kg shocks. I'm sure he could do a 40 or even 45 for you.

He also told me that they would swap out the springs free of charge if I wanted to go higher.

If I were 300lbs the first thing I'd do is change the shocks! Good luck and let us know how they work for you.

Mine will ship on Monday.  ;D

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 04:58:45 pm »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041X9RO2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The T-40 is what you need. But I got the whole set for $20 delivered.

Remember most sets are 5 point, you need 6 point.

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 05:20:18 pm »
Well, Let me introduce to you the first American Bolt with Hagon shocks! Big thanks to u-bolt and the mates overseas.

Getting them out of the box I was a little worried that it wouldn't make that much of a difference. As you can see with the side by side photo the Hagon's are only a little longer. Once I got them on the bike all my worries vanished.

The difference between the stock shocks and these are quite dramatic. You really feel like you're sitting on a taller bike with these. At 5'10" I can still easily flat foot but now I can see better over traffic. The pegs are higher for more much needed ground clearance and the extra leg room feels good in the knees.

At 165-170lbs nude and sexy I'm very happy with the 30KG springs. I wouldn't want them any stiffer.

Recap
+ Much better ride that you can feel
+ More ground clearance
+ More leg room
+ Can see better in traffic
+ More room for saddlebags
+ Great value

- Not as fancy looking




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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 05:35:22 pm »
Can they be made shorter for lowering also?

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 05:40:57 pm »
All the shocks at Hagon are custom made for your bike so I don't see why not. Give them a call.

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2014, 05:44:56 pm »
How does the side stand work with the increased height of the bike.  Does it feel like the bike is leaning off more than before and does it affect it in any way ?

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2014, 07:01:27 pm »
Yes it does lean more off to the side now on it's stand. The pad is no longer flush with the floor. For lack of a better word it's more on the toe of the pad and a little of the heel is every so slightly off the ground.

For all practical purposes it's just fine. No problems. I don't see any need to fit a longer stand but that would be easy to do.

The extra ride height is a huge plus. I'm very happy with these. I'll report back later when I do a propper freeway ride.

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2014, 09:35:48 pm »
For Canucks - Princess Auto has the sockets you need to get that top bolt....

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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2014, 09:52:33 pm »
Wow. This is completely affordable! This might be my next add on! Or a seat, i haven't decided yet!  ::)
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Re: Hagon Shocks USA
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2014, 04:58:14 am »
well done SS Steve for taking the plunge and very pleased you like them. I agree with your sidestand assessment, a bit more lean but still perfectly OK.

You're a bit lighter than me (I'm 196lbs) and I tried 30kg on the first shocks Hagon sent. I needed the 35kg (just, I think) so that's what I have. This fits with your 170lbs / 30kg spring weight.

we're compromised by shock travel, so it's important to get the right spring weight. My 196lbs was only  just too heavy for the 30kg springs, and my 35kg springs would take a far bit more weight I think. B.Winkle what preload do you ride with on your stock shocks? If you're on #3 or #4 I'd try the 35kg first, if you're on #5 then go for heavier springs (think that would be 40kg).

nuke, they have a range of lengths, I know they have 255mm, same as stock, which gives just a few more mm travel than stock and more damping. Don't know about shorter than stock. 255mm would give you a slightly better ride for the stock height.
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