Front Suspension Upgrade For 2013 T100

Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by 45Brit2017, May 8, 2020.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. 45Brit2017

    45Brit2017 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2017
    119
    93
    UK
    I’m looking at upgrading the front suspension on my 865cc T100.

    Broadly speaking I’m looking to copy various things I’ve found to work on my 1992 Sportster, which has a lot in common with the T100.

    The first thing is the forks. I fitted Hagon progressive springs and Rico Emulators, which between them have really tamed the front-end handling on the brute. I see that TEC list emulators, a lot cheaper than Rico ones. They also list progressive springs, about the same price as Hagon, and adjustable pre-load fork caps.

    Does anyone have experience of these, in any combination? What is worth having, what doesn’t really justify itself?
     
  2. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
    Subscriber

    May 12, 2014
    7,244
    1,000
    Winchester
    I've git the TEC progressive springs on my 2012 SE. It's an improvement over the stock set up, especially with the Hagon shocks I have at the back. Wouldn't bother going any further on a Bonneville though, doesn't really warrant it in my opinion. (To be fair, the cast wheel Bonnie's handle better than spoked ones anyway).
     
  3. 45Brit2017

    45Brit2017 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2017
    119
    93
    UK
    I was thinking that progressive springs and Hagons at the back, were probably the optimum combination for cost effective improvement. The emulators definitely improve the Sportster, but that’s basically a 1970s design anyway.

    I’ve never cared for the OEM tyres, either, fairly poor in the wet, so I’m open to suggestions on that; the Sportster has Avon Cobras and they suit it very well
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. half ton

    half ton Ave yer gotta light Buh.
    Subscriber

    Brother had Hagon progressive springs up front and then fitted emulators.....he ended up going back to linear springs with the emulators as he felt they worked better
     
  5. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
    Subscriber

    May 12, 2014
    7,244
    1,000
    Winchester
    Most people favour the Avon Roadrider tyre:cool:
     
  6. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
    5,229
    800
    Central France
    I put the TEC progressive springs and adjustable fork tops on my Tracer 700 and I found a noticeable difference/improvement in ride quality and braking.

    I particularly liked having spring pre-load since I am of the ahem larger build.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
    Subscriber

    May 12, 2014
    7,244
    1,000
    Winchester
    The clues on the name Dave! :joy:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
    5,229
    800
    Central France
    Steady on Shrimpy.................................................:p:p:p:p
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  9. Mischa Vladivostok

    Mischa Vladivostok Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    223
    93
    Dublin, Ireland
    I too have TEC progressive fork springs, and top adjusters. Both work very well, no issues.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Guillermo salinas

    Guillermo salinas Active Member

    Aug 17, 2019
    108
    43
    Azusa
    I'm having a hardthard ordering those front tec springs. When I add them to the cart nothing shows up. Are there other resellers?
     
  11. todcp

    todcp New Member

    May 31, 2020
    2
    3
    Ocala FL
    I have added the Cogent Dynamics DDC kit of emulator, springs for your weight and riding style and new oil. Tremendous improvement.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. todcp

    todcp New Member

    May 31, 2020
    2
    3
    Ocala FL
    I have added the Cogent Dynamics DDC kit of emulator, springs for your weight and riding style and new oil. Tremendous improvement.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. 45Brit2017

    45Brit2017 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2017
    119
    93
    UK
    That’s what I found with my Sportster. Really tamed the brute.
     
Loading...

Share This Page