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Author Topic: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs  (Read 3428 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2013, 02:18:37 AM »
Yup, I read that but couldn't get around the price going up by almost $100 just for being polished/custom?  :-\

That's polished stainless steel.  Stainless ain't cheap.

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2013, 02:42:17 AM »
Agreed.
Even cheap stainless expensive.

 Methinks its the very time consuming polishing of the stainless that is the lions share of the cost.
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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2013, 04:38:54 AM »
I should say, I got to see the Hagon booth at the International Moto show this year.  All their stuff looks good.  It's not top end Ohlins but its good, and since they'll pretty much make or put together any size shock you need with any spring rate and adjustable damping available at a very reasonable price, well, I see lots of Hagon on my future bikes.  It always seems to be a hassle to find the right size replacement shock if your bike is not a top end model or you don't want to drop $1k. 

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2013, 02:41:12 PM »
I've been thinking about upgrading the shocks on my '58 Trailblazer sometime this summer.  Does anyone know if they make the Hagons for my bike?  I'm sure there can't be too much of a difference in them.

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2013, 05:31:01 PM »
Just call up Dave Quinn Motorcycles.  You just need dimensions (length and bushing sizes) and then can make you one up.  They'll also ask about your riding so they can give you the right spring rate.  Very good folks, they'll be getting my business for years to come.

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2013, 05:50:12 PM »
Not to be a downer on Dave Quinn, but I have been using Hagon USA. I have found them very responsive, and when I first approached Quinn, he did not have what I wanted and it would take 6 weeks to get them in from the UK.

If you are on the West Coast, you may prefer the as an option. But they build to spec and give free swap outs as well, covering the shipping. I just exercised it and my neighbor is replacing the 16kg springs with softer ones.

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2013, 06:16:44 PM »
Sounds like either choice will get what you need.  Always good to have options.

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2013, 11:41:22 AM »
i've been running the shocks for a while now and i think i went a bit light on the damper side.
on good roads everything is fine but on the bad ones where plenty of bumps are a hazard they bottom out now and again.
i've since adjusted them to their firmest setting but it still happens.  :(


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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2013, 02:02:19 PM »
Maybe try the next spring up?  It's an easy swap.

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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2013, 09:12:57 PM »
Yay!  According to UPS, my Hagons were delivered to my housekeeper's place this afternoon!  I know what I'm doing the first day I get home from this tour...  8)
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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2013, 11:41:01 PM »
hi scotty
good idea i might put that one to dave and see what happens
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Re: hagon twin shocks with 16kg/90lb springs
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2013, 06:29:18 PM »
Just an update on the softer springs for the OE shock from Hitchcocks that I fitted.

I've covered about 1000mls on some pretty rough roads since fitting.  These OE shocks now work fine, much softer than the before but not too soft.

I'm 170lb and one up I'm running on the second preload notch. I had a pillion on around the same weight as me and I had to put it on the max preload (4th notch). If your combined weight is greater than this (340lb) I think you'd need to put the original springs back on :)

Just for reference:

The OE shock springs are 18kg/cm.

The replacements from Hitchcocks are 13.5kg/cm which sounds kinda soft but remember the OE shocks are pretty heavily damped.

The Hitchcocks part no. is 200043, cost is about $40 plus shipping.

Overall it's a cheap alternative to the Hagons.

cheers - thanks again for all the advice.