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Author Topic: Improving/replacing rear shocks  (Read 1137 times)

Craig McClure

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Improving/replacing rear shocks
« on: September 29, 2012, 03:23:08 AM »
Any one had issues with the stock shocks on a G5? what did you replace them with?
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 05:19:44 AM »
Replace them with Hagons and you'll be good to go!

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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 07:43:50 PM »
The stock shocks have too much compression damping. for guys over 200 pounds they seem to work OK. For lighter guys far too harsh. The Hagan's rule.
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 04:10:37 AM »
My original shocks never showed up as being shite until I was doing a 3 week tour, just replaced them with Hagons, but being away for a month(without RE) I can't test them but will report back, many people go for Hagons.
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 02:31:35 PM »
http://www.davequinnmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/Hagon.html

Call him up - give him all the stats - weight height of shock etc and he will send them out fast !
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 02:35:02 AM »
Craig,

Welcome to the forum.  This is a great place for all things RE.  Have learned a lot here on the care and feeding of my B5.

BTW, do you still have your Ural?

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Craig McClure

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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 03:27:05 AM »
Being an old guy, who grew up riding oil damped Girlings on my british iron, & now on a small pension, I Couldn't see Hagons. So I took a chance on a new pair of conventional oil damped shocks with 250 lb springs. $99. on ebay, Entirely chrome, & work very well for me. Thanks for you opinions. Craig
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 03:00:48 PM »
I'm planning on using a set of stock Harley airshocks when the rear support on my B5 starts bouncing.  (again a pair of discards from those Harley upgrades).
 
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 06:28:12 PM »
After reading all the reviews on this forum and others, I just ordered the Hagon Twin Shocks, Type CC1 with stainless steel half shrouds from Hagon Shocks USA. Looking forward to getting and installing them to ease the bumps of the Philippines roads!!  :)
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 02:35:54 AM »
Cheap Shock Update Bulletin:  I really like them,  especially now that I've ridden them awhile. Getting rid of the stock shocks & changing to Dunlop K-70 tires & refilling the front fork, have made all the difference in the world. The stock setup made surviving cornering a real concern. Gone is the once floaty,squirmy rear end, & lacking road feel front & rear. The $99. 12.5" Chrome oil filled shocks with 250lb springs, are made by ENDURANCE (same maker as enfields stock shocks) They feel like the Girling units I grew up with, & I couldn't be happier(even if I couldn't afford Hagons) These are very pretty also.  I bought them from John at:  [email protected]  or 419-720-4313    Hope someone else on a budget find this helpfull.
 Craig McClure, Jasper Ga, Usa
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Re: Improving/replacing rear shocks
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 01:16:24 PM »
Replaced the shocks today with the Hagons. Nice improvement, especially on rougher roads.
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