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Reply #30 on: January 15, 2021, 07:49:59 pm
The don’t have the rebound adjusters at the top but everything else is the same as far as I can tell

Clarification question:
Are you saying that the Hagons do not have rebound adjustment?
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Are you saying that they do have rebound adjustment but the knob/screw is located elsewhere?
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Reply #31 on: January 15, 2021, 08:16:59 pm
They have the 3 position preload adjustment but not the 10 position damping on the top attachment point
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Reply #32 on: January 15, 2021, 08:59:09 pm
They have the 3 position preload adjustment but not the 10 position damping on the top attachment point
Thanks so much for that. It is important info. I'm in a slow roll to deciding on some rear shocks.
   If I stumbled into some windfall of gold coins, I would go for shocks which have independent damping adjustments for both rebound and compression. For me, the rebound adjustability is the more important of the two. That is my minimum spec, adjustable rebound.
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Reply #33 on: January 16, 2021, 03:24:06 am
Done 600km with the +20mm Hagons on the GT, including a 180km with a pillion yesterday.

Very pleased with the shocks so far - less wallowing, more controlled rebound and not as harsh on big compressions (longer travel helps).

The bike tips in a bit quicker and changes direction more easily, which takes a bit of recalibration, but the bike is slow handling in stock form with the big front wheel so it’s a welcome change.

 I’d go as far as suggesting this bike should come standard with 380mm shocks, for anyone over 5’10”. (I’m 179cm and comfortably ball-footed solo or flat-footed with a pillion).


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Reply #34 on: January 18, 2021, 04:20:41 pm
Can supply YSS at discount price if in UK. From £160 inc post for eco. Z series £310 and G Top at £485


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Reply #35 on: January 18, 2021, 09:50:35 pm
Can supply YSS at discount price if in UK. From £160 inc post for eco. Z series £310 and G Top at £485
Too bad YSS only makes ugly shocks. I bought my full shroud Hagons purely for looks. They look like the shocks on a 1970 Interceptor.


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Reply #36 on: January 18, 2021, 10:23:34 pm
I honestly think they look nicely made
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Reply #37 on: January 18, 2021, 10:34:19 pm
I honestly think they look nicely made

So do I... 

It just depends on the look you are going for.  So glad we have many choices to select from for our bikes...
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Reply #38 on: January 18, 2021, 10:50:22 pm
"I bought my full shroud Hagons purely for looks. They look like the shocks on a 1970 Interceptor."  --Olhogrider

I've been eyeing the shrouded Hagons for awhile.  Did you buy yours from Hitchcocks?  Did you get the standard 360mm?  Are they superior to the stock in performance?  Sorry if you've posted about them elsewhere but any feedback would be appreciated.


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Reply #39 on: January 19, 2021, 08:40:36 pm
They have the 3 position preload adjustment but not the 10 position damping on the top attachment point

The revised 2810 now have 20 clicks of damping adjustment and 10mm of additional travel, for what it's worth.


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Reply #40 on: March 10, 2021, 02:26:30 pm
Being a harmless eccentric I'm trying lighter springing on my Interceptor.  Alan at Hitchocks is getting some softer items for the Hagon dampers.  The softer springs they list at the moment do not fit the Hagons.

My recent change to softer springs in the forks has made the rear feel too firm. 
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Reply #41 on: March 10, 2021, 05:18:45 pm
Well that is a point they are expensive l am not that flush at the moment to Buy luxury upgrades.


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Reply #42 on: March 10, 2021, 05:52:17 pm
Anybody have experience of these IKON shocks? The price is midway between Hagon and YSS, I had planed to buy the Hitchcock Hagons with rebound damper adjustment, but these look quite good, any thoughts?

https://normanhyde.co.uk/royal-enfield/650-interceptor/ikon-rear-suspension-for-royal-enfield-650-interceptor-gt-continental.html
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Reply #43 on: March 10, 2021, 07:29:47 pm
Anybody have experience of these IKON shocks? The price is midway between Hagon and YSS, I had planed to buy the Hitchcock Hagons with rebound damper adjustment, but these look quite good, any thoughts?

https://normanhyde.co.uk/royal-enfield/650-interceptor/ikon-rear-suspension-for-royal-enfield-650-interceptor-gt-continental.html

I've used them on a couple of Hinckley Bonneville's they were a huge improvement over stock but whether they're better or worse than the Hagon's or YSS I can't say. It's my understanding that IKON's are essentially the old Koni design.


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Reply #44 on: March 10, 2021, 08:22:51 pm
Thanks for that.
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