Hagon shock? Who's got one?

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Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by Marty_Rillo » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi everyone... Ish!!!
Soooo it's a pretty simple question, I'm a tad miffed that no one has a reservoir holding bracket,
So I'm thinking a replacement shock isn't a bad idea, the one I've got is a little cruddy, kind of soft feeling, and the damping adjustment is making not much difference as I move it.
A new hagon should be well damped, sprung to my weight and shiny!!
Who's had one or got one to tell me what they are like!?

Cheers Martin.

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Re: Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by mellorp » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:16 pm

Lets be honest once set up how many people alter their new "mde to measure" rear shock. Once it's setup and installed do we really need remote reservoirs ?

Hagon have a good reputation and at a good price.

Alternatives are http://www.shock-factory.co.uk/m-shocks-home.html

M Shock I think, now do a slightly more advanced unit with more individual adjustment

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Re: Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by Marty_Rillo » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:13 pm

Thanks! I may have to give them a call if I don't get the bracket.

Once a shock is set up for me, I never touch them unless it starts feeling funny,
My z1000 has an adjustable shock from a zx6r in it that's sprung and valved, and I've not touched it in two years!

Thier also seems to be quite a lot of play from the lower shock mounting,
A new shock seems very appealing now!

Cheers Martin.

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Re: Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by Professor » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:19 pm

Lower shock bearing is part of the linkage not on the shock

Wilbers also make replacement shocks, on ebay etc. Should be better than Hagon
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Re: Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by Marty_Rillo » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:52 pm

Got my hagon shock guys!!
Well so far, a few shakedowns up the road, and it's very good.
No squatting on acceleration, quite stiffly sprung, well made too.
It also took a little of the slop out of the travel!
I would recommend it so far, if it changes I will let you know!
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Re: Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by Garry » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:31 pm

I've got one of these

Nice shock and quite stiff like you say

You don't realize how bad units can get until you replace them
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Re: Hagon shock? Who's got one?

Post by Marty_Rillo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:24 pm

Yep Garry, I'm amazed at how firmly sprung it is, but it's also a very light bike!,
The damping may need to go up a little as it felt a tiny bit pogo as I hit some lumps, but Hagen also say it may take a bit to bed in.
The severe lack in engine braking is going to take time getting used to!
As well as keeping it on the boil!

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