Speedmaster Shock

Discussion in 'America, Speedmaster & Rocket' started by Drummer, Jun 29, 2019.

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

    Drummer Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    13
    8
    Leeds
    I have the new Speedmaster and ride solo as my weight is 17+ stone. The rear shock preload is adjusted half way to cater for my weight. I seem to feel every bump in the road, anyone out there any thoughts or suggestions for improvement in ride comfort. I know the obvious is to lose 5 stone but don’t go there!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
    Subscriber

    Mar 30, 2017
    9,511
    1,000
    Washington Tyne & Wear
    Four and a half stone then :p
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Judd Dredd

    Judd Dredd Senior Member
    Subscriber

    Jan 13, 2019
    864
    193
    Northamptonshire
    ignore him, chicks like cuddling teddy bears
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Drummer

    Drummer Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    13
    8
    Leeds
    Thanks for that, will do.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Pitbull

    Pitbull Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2015
    72
    68
    Telford
    Be interested to know how you get on with this. I am also of a portly nature and would definitely benefit from a rear shock upgrade. When I picked my Speedmaster up, the shock was set to one and the ride home with the Mrs on the back was murder, felt every little bump

    I also have a Striple and had a Nitron shock fitted by a suspension specialist and it was set up for me, made a huge difference.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer First Class Member

    Aug 8, 2018
    1,727
    500
    New Zealand
    #6 Dartplayer, Dec 3, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2019
    I have started a thread on Matris shock upgrade for my Speedmaster, front and rear
    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/speedmaster-shock-upgrade.21948/
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear
    Subscriber

    Nov 5, 2019
    690
    443
    MORAY UK
    being built like a brick shithouse I had problems with shocks in the past, the last time for my bike I approached Hagon and told them the situation and after various questions they produced a shock for my build and riding requirements,
    and no it did not have a Landrover coil spring on it :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Drummer

    Drummer Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    13
    8
    Leeds
    Thanks for that Dartplayer, please keep me updated on improvements made.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. Drummer

    Drummer Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    13
    8
    Leeds
    Hi Don, is your bike a 1200 Speedmaster and if so, did the Hagon shock make a big difference? Was it worth the money, what sort of cost?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear
    Subscriber

    Nov 5, 2019
    690
    443
    MORAY UK
    No mate its a 865, I mentioned it as a guide with any bike suspension is a compromise and a upgrade is always a benefit I chose Hagon because they are reasonable, rebuildable, British, and offer a build to spec service, its best to speak direct to them, hope this helps.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer First Class Member

    Aug 8, 2018
    1,727
    500
    New Zealand
    Hi @Drummer, we have success. At only initial load on the new mono, I have not bottomed out yet.
    Front has also been very smooth, so need to fine tune, but looking forward to trying Mrs Dartplayer on the back for preload test against standard for a pillion.

    45651C68-7473-47DE-B285-FF0CE2B0A1E5.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer First Class Member

    Aug 8, 2018
    1,727
    500
    New Zealand
    Went for a 2up ride with 170kg+ load and only had to adjust Matris mono preload up 3 rotations. You can see how much adjustment is left and the ride was smooth over sharp twisties, over hills, and some big straight roads with marginal surfaces. So happy

    66D39BC6-AC61-4F4C-9DCD-79FE55CCCBB8.jpeg

    961905C2-F329-4681-8B89-D931E9C337DF.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  13. Drummer

    Drummer Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    13
    8
    Leeds
    Thanks for that info Dartplayer, I missed your postings, and for some reason I got no notification that you had replied. Fortunately just stumbled across them. Pleased you are happier with the ride, is the improvement significant? When you get a minute can you let me know exactly what you fitted front and rear, and an idea of cost in NZ. A bit jealous of you now riding in the summer as you live in a lovely part of the world. Did a trip up west side and down east side of Coramandel a few years ago, but alas not on a bike. My lad lives in Wellington.
    Thanks again.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. joe mc donald

    Subscriber

    Dec 26, 2014
    7,978
    1,000
    slough / burnham
    Drummer
    Just play with your shock till you find a happy medium. I myself usually talk to the peeps at Hagon. Just talking to them you can see just how committed they are to find the right setup for you and personally I have always been happy with their advice and build quality.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer First Class Member

    Aug 8, 2018
    1,727
    500
    New Zealand
    @Drummer the link to the upgrade project https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/speedmaster-shock-upgrade for Matris dampers and mono. Hargon make a great mono replacement, but I wanted front and rear. Sourced from US, but you could source from Matris in Italy if you have logistics contacts.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Drummer

    Drummer Member

    Mar 4, 2016
    13
    8
    Leeds
    Thanks to Dartplayer for info, have found the thread. Thanks to Joe Mac for his comments on playing with adjustments etc. Will play again when into riding season as have forgotten what bike feels like, and probably will touch base with Hagon at that time as they are home based. Don't feel I need to go to Italy supplier for advice etc. Thanks again boys for your input.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. joe mc donald

    Subscriber

    Dec 26, 2014
    7,978
    1,000
    slough / burnham
    Drummer
    That's what its all about. Do keep us in the loop. Just a shame we are so far apart as my boy does all my suspension for me. He does it so simply due to the fact he races and you got to be able to tweak them here and there to suit tracks. But you will get there. Sometimes it does get tedious but you will find that happy medium. And yes I have spent ages on the phone to Hagon and they are terrific.
    Regards & Ride Safe.
    Joe.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page