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muttley1
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Hard suspension

Post by muttley1 on Sun 13 Sep 2015, 8:29 pm

Hi all,

I've hagons shocks fitted to my bike and they seem to be getting more solid, they are 10k old I'd estimate. Its now a hard ol' ride especially on backroads but the bike corners great on smoother roads and tracks well.
Anyone else noticed their hagons going solid and is there a fix? I fancy changing the springs to something softer, bit of spannering fun on a sidestand only bike thrown in.

cheers


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Celt500
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by Celt500 on Mon 14 Sep 2015, 1:05 am

Funny you should mention that, I was going to ask if there's any maintenance you're supposed to do with them?
 Mine are about 5k miles in and I'm starting to find things a bit bumpy. 
Not sure if I've imagined it's worse than before? Also had a few little back-end slips recently but that might be coincidence.
As you say though, corners great all the same.
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jchesshyre
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by jchesshyre on Wed 16 Sep 2015, 11:15 am

I take it they're on the lowest preload setting?

muttley1
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by muttley1 on Wed 16 Sep 2015, 2:23 pm

Yep, the things have 3 preloads, I use the lowest. Only affects ride height.

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Brillpaul
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by Brillpaul on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 4:41 pm

Mine has hagons on about 4K and failed MOT today as they were too solid. Front failed as well. Am I going to be bankrupt?
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eternally_troubled
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by eternally_troubled on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 8:17 pm

Hmm that's interesting... suggests that all the Hagons seem to get solid. I wander if they 'seize up'? Seems unlikely. Mine are also pretty hard though.

If I were in your position I would buy some of the (recommended by the forum) TEC shocks - https://shop.tecbikeparts.com/products/cb500-shocks
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skyerae
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by skyerae on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 6:17 am

Brillpaul, I suggest you overhaul your front shocks - I did mine and it was an easy enough job (although I did overhaul hydraulic rams for a short while in my varied career) It depends on what the front failed on, is it a standard setup on the front?
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Brillpaul
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Re: Hard suspension

Post by Brillpaul on Sat 14 Jul 2018, 11:04 pm

Thanks, my rear hagons were seized so replaced with new hagons. I was lucky to get a good set of front forks on Enay and a local guy who sets up suspension for racing did all the work so she runs like a new bike......I may keep her until I'm 70 next year!!!! Yehaaaaa

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