Featured Hagon 2810 Shocks

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  1. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    A rare venture for me, spanner work. Having convinced myself that the handling of my T120 could be improved I decided to fit some Hagon 2810s. Not as flash as Nitros but I figured I wasn’t ever going to use their potential in the first place so I saved myself a couple of hundred quid. I rang Hagon and as been reported elsewhere they were very helpful. In fact after explaining I was a short arse we decided to try a pair which were shorter than standard. They built some that were 1cm shorter than stock and they duly arrived 2 days later.
    I’ve just fitted them today after acquiring a Norbar torque wrench from eBay. Took me about a hour to sort it all out with a bit of horsing to get them pushed on. I used a bit of wood to wedge up the rear tyre to get the height for fitting.
    Not got for a spin yet. So will let you know if they make a difference. If you don’t hear from me again it’ll be because of my spanner work and they’ve come off.
     
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  2. Sprinter

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    Cheers for posting report back on your ride. Have you set them to your weight? No photos then?
     
  3. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    Hi Sprinter. I told Hagon my weight, how I use the bike etc. They said the shocks would be delivered set up with this information in mind. Not tested yet but will do. As a precaution I’ve put a blue dot on top of the nuts to see if they move. You can tell I’m confident about my spannering abilities.
     
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  4. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    I do that to just about every nut and bolt on the bike, cant be too careful.
     
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  5. David Simpson

    David Simpson Member

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    I'll be interested to hear how you get on, did you lower the front at all? I fitted Hagon shocks to my T100 20mm shorter and lowered the front by the same amount to keep the geometry the same, works great. Been thinking about putting some on the T120 as well.
     
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  6. Rich Bryce

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    Nice one Mark. Keep us informed mate.
     
  7. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    It’s stiffer, harder, it handles better and I’ve lost 1cm...on the rear shocks that is. Just first impressions on a short run around town and I think this has been a worthwhile upgrade. I didn’t make any changes to the front end and at present I’m not planning to. I’ll give this change a bit of time first.

    First thing I noticed was the stiffness going over bumps. Not in a bad way, it was like driving a BMW when you are used to Citroen kinda thing. Noticibly quicker into corners and I can put a bit more of my feet down at junctions. The loss of 1cm in the shocks hasn’t caused anything to knock or break and I’m pleased to say my spannering was good as no bolts fell off.
    I’ve posted a picture of the shocks, you’ll notice I’ve taken the Hagon stickers off with hair dryer to get them peeling initially.
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  8. Flashp

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    Nice job. Can I ask, does your oiler make much mess? It's something I've been toying with doing but not decided yet.
     
  9. Wishbone

    Wishbone First Class Member

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    Fitted exact same on my Speedmaster at weekend haven't had a chance to ride yet as weather has turned cold and too much salt on roads.
    But looking forward to the improvement!
     
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  10. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    Hi. The Scotoiler was already fitted when I bought the bike. It’s the first bike I’ve had with one. Very impressed. No fuss, no mess and does the job nicely. I still give the chain a deep clean once a year though.
     
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  11. Flashp

    Flashp Noble Member

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    Thanks for the reply, which model is it?
     
  12. Flashp

    Flashp Noble Member

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    Thanks for the reply, which model is it?
     
  13. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    It’s the V system. They are about 100 quid.
     
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  14. Flashp

    Flashp Noble Member

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    Does the chain get lube on the inside? I read it can be a problem but I don't believe everything I read! I think we're stuck with the single nozzle aren't we?
     
  15. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    Hi. Yes single nozzle. I can’t swear exactly where it is spraying but it certainly looks like the chain is well lubed on the rollers.
     
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  16. David Simpson

    David Simpson Member

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    Scorpion Dual Injector now available separately about £25 I think
     
  17. Johnjo

    Johnjo Senior Member
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    #17 Johnjo, Jan 25, 2019
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    I've just ordered a Cobbra nemo 2 oiler. Doesn't need a vacuum connection like scottoiler's v system. I know scottoiler do the electronic version that doesn't need a vacuum supply either, but £200 for an oiler !!!!

    Looking forward to trying the Cobbra after years of using the v system on other bikes. Available from Amazon and a few bike outlets.

    Edit, to stay on track with the original thread, lol, I did put some 2810's on my Bonneville. Massive difference over the OE rubbish. Found that they showed the front suspensions shortcomings though. Overcome by fitting Tec progressive front springs.
     
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  18. Jeremy J

    Jeremy J New Member

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    Hi everyone. I'm a newbie (Jeremy) from the US. I was going to start a new thread, but this one seemed to be close to what I wanted to bring up. I ride a 2017 Street Twin and recently have done allot of cosmetic mods. I'm now ready to start on some performance ones. I just ordered 2810 Hagon rears along with the companion front springs. The stock ones make the ride height too much for my stubby legs (feel free to laugh) so I went with the 310MM ones. I ordered through BellaCorse to purchase. After reviewing a bunch of videos on youtube its seems like the rears will hopefully be simple. Since I gave them my specs (weight/size of shock) I should just be able to bolt on without much adjustment correct? The more complicated part seems to be the front springs. First question there would be since I ordered the springs to match the rears, will just the springs be enough to balance the bike? I am no mechanic so if this is a stupid question I apologize in advance.
     
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  19. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    It depends;
    What are you trying to achieve changing the front springs?
    * Just lowering the ride height only?
    * You're quite light and ride gently so want it softer as well?
    * or what?

    If going lighter then you may wish to back the damping off by fitting lighter weight fork oil.

    Think heavy load/ more force i.e. aggressive riding, requires more damping and obviously the reverse is true likewise.
     
  20. Jeremy J

    Jeremy J New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. The main goal is to lower the bike. Im a middle of the road rider and weigh 180lbs.
     
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