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Jack Straw

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on: November 28, 2020, 10:19:13 pm
I've had no experience with Hagon but I've heard some good reports.  I'm curious about these shocks from Hitchcocks;

https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/40090?ref_page=Interceptor%20650

The price is attractive at about $200 USD.   Anyone tried them?
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Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 10:24:46 pm
I've got Hagons on my Interceptor, they do a wide range, longer, shorter, exposed or enclosed, stainless etc. They'll make tham to suit your wait. Their website isn't the best but they are very helpful on the phone (subject to time zones). I really like the pair they made for me.


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Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 10:42:08 pm
I've used them on a variety of bikes, including some vintage dirt trackers and they've always worked very well. It's my understanding that Alf Hagon, one of the best speedway/grass track riders that ever sat on a bike, bought the rights to manufacture Girling shocks when they got out of the motorcycle business. Hagon also designed and built frames, engines and accessories for speedway racing. Overall the company has a very good rep.


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Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 01:04:19 am
I put Hagon gas shocks on my old Suzuki GT500 and they definitely improved the handling. There was only so much improvement to be had with that bendy frame though! Some people fitted stronger box section swinging arms, but I think they only made the frame flex more instead.  ???
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Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 11:49:54 pm
Yss will blow them away esp with adjustable damping


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Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 12:14:13 am
Yss will blow them away esp with adjustable damping

Thanks but I wasn't asking about YSS. ::)
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Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 01:12:27 pm
And also yss are twice as expensive and tbh don’t carry the same retro look
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Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 07:50:59 pm
I ordered the Hagons from Hitchcocks and will post on them after a couple of rides.
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Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 09:51:11 pm
I have them on mine , a great improvement,  well built British made items, sprung to your weight, for bangs per buck you won’t beat them.


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Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 11:44:24 pm
I have custom Hagons on my C5. Outstanding shocks. Will look forward to hearing about the
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Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 12:22:09 am
I've had no experience with Hagon but I've heard some good reports.  I'm curious about these shocks from Hitchcocks;

https://accessories.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/40090?ref_page=Interceptor%20650

The price is attractive at about $200 USD.   Anyone tried them?

I installed the same ones on my 2016 Triumph T120 as an upgrade. I have about 4000 miles on them so far and I'm very happy with them. Got them through Bellacourse.


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Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 07:16:30 pm
Yes i agree with blazingatom,why pay loads of money on shocks when its not really necessary on a well built bike like the interceptor/continental,the difference would be negligible.Anyway the hagon shocks from Hitchcocks have preload,and a 4mm screw for damping and yes rebound,far better than the rubbish tec shocks ive put on mine.Incidentally,i still havent had a reply from tec about my shocks,so my advice is dont buy them. >:(
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Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 10:47:02 pm
I’m looking forward to hearing about the Hagon shocks. I love the shrouded retro look and I’m wondering how much of an improvement they are over stock. I’ll probably be installing the Ohlins FSK 100s first; the consensus seems to be that, in so far as the suspension goes, replacing the fork springs is the single best upgrade you can do.


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Reply #13 on: December 13, 2020, 07:34:54 pm
Got the +20mm adjustable hagons and they’re very good

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Reply #14 on: December 13, 2020, 08:48:14 pm
Those pipes look so good!
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