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Thread: Rear shocks and spring rates?

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    Rear shocks and spring rates?

    I need some new shocks for my T3 outfit and am considering getting some cheapo Hagons.

    Any advice on roughly how much to go up on the spring rates to take into account the chair (Monza)?

    Andres
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    If you phone Hagon and tell them the weight of driver and any passengers,also estimated weight of any luggage, etc,likely to be carried on the outfit,they will calculate the spring rate for you.

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    What he said above.

    The folk at Hagons are very knowledgeable and helpful.
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    Yup, I think I'll need to buzz them and see what they say as asking around nobody seems to have a any more idea than I do................the only thing holding me back from doing that in the first place was the experiance of a guy on here who had shocks that were way too soft spec'd by Hagon. I'll have a chat with Watsonian as well, probably the best option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outtomunch View Post
    Yup, I think I'll need to buzz them and see what they say as asking around nobody seems to have a any more idea than I do................the only thing holding me back from doing that in the first place was the experiance of a guy on here who had shocks that were way too soft spec'd by Hagon. I'll have a chat with Watsonian as well, probably the best option

    Andres
    I think I may have fitted them for the chap, came up from Essex with them,1150 outfit,they were far too soft,
    As good a company to deal with as they are,if the bike is a keeper I would upspec to a better shock if the budget is available.
    Failing that ,remove the springs from the existing shocks to find out what Spring rate is on now then go from there
    Edit.... Just seen date prob sorted now
    overland and classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    ...........
    Edit.... Just seen date prob sorted now
    ..........and sold over a year ago

    FWIW I agree with you completely, the budget Hagon shocks were put on for the sale, spec'd by Hagon for an outfit AND were only just ok on max preload for solo riding. No good two up or with luggage.......

    Andres
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