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Melitos
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suspension upgrades

Post by Melitos on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 6:11 pm

Hello

I'm thinking about suspension upgrades. Is the concensus still that Hagon is the way to go?

I'm typically riding on streets and b-roads etc, not on track.

EDIT: I somehow managed to make this separate thread even though I was trying to post a reply to existing thread at: http://www.cb500club.net/t1409-suspension-upgrades
I think it is best to continue at that thread.

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Antti


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Jameshambleton
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Re: suspension upgrades

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 6:22 pm

Hagon, Tec or YSS are the usual

Tec seems to be the most favourable as they're cheap but really good quality, I use them on my bike and they're decently hard/firm. 

YSS are the most expensive but offer the most adjustment in the forms of preload and rebound adjustability.

Hagon only last a couple of years before rusting and marking up.
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Re: suspension upgrades

Post by Melitos on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 6:35 pm

Hi

Thanks for your opinions. Let's see if there are more.

As a side note, I tried to make the initial posting as a reply to older suspension upgrade thread at http://www.cb500club.net/t1409-suspension-upgrades but it seemed not to work.

I don't mind if moderators merge these threads (if possible)

BR,
Antti
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Re: suspension upgrades

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 8:00 pm

@Melitos wrote:Hi

Thanks for your opinions. Let's see if there are more.

As a side note, I tried to make the initial posting as a reply to older suspension upgrade thread at http://www.cb500club.net/t1409-suspension-upgrades but it seemed not to work.

I don't mind if moderators merge these threads (if possible)

BR,
Antti



I split the thread as the one you posted in was from 2013, that and the people who posted no longer use this site.


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Re: suspension upgrades

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 2:20 pm

I got some Hagons off ebay (they are/were in new condition) - they certainly more firm than the 20-year-old original shocks that I replaced! I haven't found them *too* hard but other people have complained that they are too stiff - this maybe related to how much padding you have on your arse and/or how good you seat is Smile

If I hadn't found the Hagons going cheap on ebay then I would have bought some TEC shocks as other people on this site have done.

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