They also have a very good warranty and are rebuildable. Compare the aesthetics and any relationship they have to performance. So from an R1 performance is the objective of the bike so handling is important and more budget is put into those areas including lots of development whereas the Triumph Twin shock models the objective is style, classic retro looks and handling and engine performance is lower on the list but also its research from the requirements from the market. It really took me by surprise how much better the bike handles. Plan B — use a jack to slightly lift the bike, just enough to lift that rear wheel ever so slightly. It has the Bonneville and Bonneville T100 under the same category and for the rear shocks as well.
. You can spend more but for a T-100 they'd be unnecessary. I'm not the handiest fellow, but I do own a socket set from sears. I will say that the hagon progressives in the front are still there and I have no mind to change them. I took Lambroving's advice and got the Ikons. We are planning to ride together occasionally and only for shorter trips. Some aftermarket products will have spring preload adjustment and in some cases ride height adjustment making the shocks longer or shorter by 5-10mm Cheaper option versus more expensive products? The spring rate can be tailored to your weight and the mrs.
How difficult is it to exchange shocks? Certainly far fewer bumps that use my spine as a suspension rig. Also you have a bonnie? This article is aimed at the 90% of those wishing to upgrade who just want a better ride, not sports bike handling. Not enough information really; how much do you weigh and how much for your passenger? What Ikon's would you recommend? Puts the wt up a fair bit more. It fits two springs into each fork cylinder with a customizable load exchange. Thank you for this great solution! Was this review helpful to you? Many thanks to Kevin Harris of for spending the time to answer my questions. By any chance, do you know the length of the 2015 Bonneville Mah Wheel shocks or where can I find it? If you do something please let me know. How do I know if the ride is improved? He quizzed me about my weight, gear and riding style, then suggested the proper setup.
That raises it just enough to get the lift under he bike and you can then pump it up. Any quality will be an improvement. Hagon website parts list is hard to understand. We have twin shock applications available for both bikes across all our twin shock series — 76 Basix, 7610, 7614 and 3214. Why do you want a lighter spring? Use blue Loctite on the bolts and don't over-tighten them! So instead, tighten them down until you start to see the rubber slightly deform and be done with it. Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business if the goods purchased are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match the seller's description. If I think it has improved, has any safety been compromised? Wait till you need tyre change as labour will be reduced.
I enjoy riding my bike so much more now. I then took the Bonneville for a ride, aiming at every lousy road patchwork and pothole that use to jar my spine. Just buy them sprung for your weight. What a surprising difference it made. The one main road that I often travel, has frost heaves that go on for about a 3 mile stretch. Hagon Shock Upgrade Triumph Thruxton Now that I had the new shocks in my grubby little hands, it was time to install them. As above the suspension budget is minimal from manufacturers so performance and quality is reduced and in return the handling and comfort from the suspension is poor due to materials used, design of the system and also tolerances.
Harley-Davidson have been doing it for years! Anything had to be better than the stock suspension. My commute into work yesterday was by far one of the smoothest rides I ever had on the bike. This is similar to the lift I have for my Bonnie. Has anyone bought Ikon's through them and if so, how was your experience? So you may want to go thrux length an inck longer. Custom Road shocks 1-6 feature polished stainless steel mirror finish bodies. What could be the reason for the discrepancy? A good supplier can advise and good shocks should be easily rebuildable, so price is not the best choice necissarily.
And it was definitely smoother than the ride with the stock shocks. The Loctite will keep them in place. Be sure to use blue Locktite when you install the shocks and torque the bolts to spec, a figure I've forgotten, so someone here can chime in. When you consider the spec of a Street Triple against that of a Bonnie then compare their showroom prices the discrepancy is even more alarming. Why Even Bother Upgrading the Shocks on the Bonneville Lineup? Like a steering damper from Tech that lets you wring the nuts off the bike with no weaves or wobbles.
Even adjusted the preload is too damn high. For the front we have developed a set of progressively rated fork springs that are designed to allow full suspension travel, alleviate sag and nose dive while contributing to improved stability, ride control and comfort. They are simple, like the stockers, except for the added feature of actually absorbing shocks. I wonder with your bike, with the riding position demanding a little more weight on the front, if oil weights would be an answer, or part of one anyway. Shit suspension as stock Sir? Its a bike which most owners will only ride a few thousand miles a year on.
If that's what you are looking for and not canyon carving firm suspension, then these two products will make you very happy and for a lot less cash than all the products out there. Why Hagon Shock Absorbers for my Thruxton? I ordered from Dave and they were here a week later. If he can't, you know he couldn't afford to because he's a nice gent. Classic Road shocks A-G feature a black painted shock bodies. I don't have a center stand, so would I need to purchase a small lift or jack? Mind selection can improve better.
Sydney, Australia Posts: 2,375 Daytona 955i 99-01 Nice n Fat: You don't need a centre stand just change the shocks one at a time Agreed. I should point out, there is a downside. I presume the millions spent by motogp teams on their suspension has some science driving it. Ikon knows Bonnevilles and Ikons are made on the original tooling which they bought from the Koni motorcycle division when Koni decided to get out of the aftermarket motorcycle business. The whole thing took maybe ten minutes a side.