Also, these are progressive springs. A few of the coils are wrapped closer together than the rest just like on the stockers. The closer wrapped section is a bit softer which can make initial movement for small bumps easier but not bottom out on the big hits
Awesome! I'm glad you're enjoying them and it's great that the community now has another data point on weight/springs.
sounds good, keen to hear the end results. mine are in transit should arrive from the usa sometime this week
16kg ride report.....did a little run in the rain today and tried to hit known rough spots and a couple of bumpy railroad crossings.....absolute perfection. Handling is unchanged compared to 18kg, but the stiffness in the ride is gone. My back is a lot happier and seat feels comfy once again on the softest setting. The 18kg was way too stiff even with a pillion rider. With all due respect to Bare and Will, I would probably recommend no more than 18kg for heavier folks and 16kg as a "standard" for everyone else.
I took Dave's advice and ordered 18kg springs. I ride at about 175lb with fairly light weight saddle bags occasionally added. Haven't installed them yet, but will do soon in the next couple of weeks.
I have the 16 springs supposedly at 90/120 at the lowest setting. I weigh 115. I will be about 105 by this summer. They settle maybe a half inch with the bike, and not even that once I sit on it. For me, they are still quite hard, and if people who weigh 175 are happy with them, it shows how much weight I could carry in my saddle bags before it got comfy enough for me.
Has anyone played with the stock shock gas pressure or removed the large plastic cover on the top of the gas reservoir - I'm wondering if the oil could be changed for something thinner to reduce the damping rate.
Don't polish a turd, you'll just get your hands dirty.Scott
Hey wildbill, I'm in Melbourne could I ask what postage cost to Oz and part number of 16kg/90lb Hagons?Thanks in advance
Sorry to bring this up again, but can anyone tell me the difference between Type A and Type P shocks? From here - http://www.davequinnmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/HAGON_TWIN_SHOCKS.htmlI want the Classic III shocks, with full shrouds (black upper, polished lower), #9 in class A and #6 in class P. Huge price difference. Why is this? They look exactly the same. Something to do with slimline etc?
So, what length(eye-to-eye) is everyone using for the C5?
Yup, I read that but couldn't get around the price going up by almost $100 just for being polished/custom?