Bonneville Se Shock Options

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  1. SteveXFR

    SteveXFR Member

    Apr 24, 2022
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    Hi. I'm sure it may have been noted by some people that the stock rear shocks are pretty poor. What is the best choice for up to about £250?
    I'm not expecting super precise superbike handling, decent ride quality would be nice though.
     
  2. MEM62

    MEM62 Member

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    You could do worse that look at a set of Hagon's. I replaced the rear shock on my VFR800 with a Hagon. It was better than the original and very well made.
     
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  3. SteveXFR

    SteveXFR Member

    Apr 24, 2022
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    Thanks. I did speak to Hagon earlier, I think I might go for a set of their mid range, 2810 shocks.
     
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  4. JACo

    JACo New Member

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    I put a set of 2810's on my 2018 Street Twin, nice shock. Many folks do not try adjusting the sag and rebound, but you should, in incremental steps for 3 or 4 rides. It really makes you appreciate better shocks.
     
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  5. SteveXFR

    SteveXFR Member

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    Fortunately, years of downhill mountain bike racing taught me how to set up suspension so some tinkering will be done once they're fitted.
     
  6. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member
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    Hagon and the back up service is good
     
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  7. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member
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    Another vote for hagon 2810's. Put a pair on my bonneville when I had it. Not exactly ohlins plushness but appreciably better that the stock offerings.
     
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  8. SteveXFR

    SteveXFR Member

    Apr 24, 2022
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    Thanks for the tips. I've ordered a pair of Hagon 2810 shocks direct from Hagon. They seem nice and friendly and helpful which is unusual these days. They're very busy though so it'll be two weeks before I get them.
    I'm considering doing the fork springs and oil as well now. I could easily get carried away with the upgrades if I'm not careful.
     
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  9. t552

    t552 Senior Member

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    Can supply yss at discount starting with eco at £175 inc post
    Can message me anytime.
     
  10. SteveXFR

    SteveXFR Member

    Apr 24, 2022
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    Hagon 2810 fitted. A vast improvement.

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