Anyone Tried Hagon Shocks from Hitchcock's?

markm228

Well travelled
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Easton, PA
Guys,

I was perusing Hitchcock's Motorcycles' site as I'm wont to do, and I saw that they carry aftermarket, Hagon shocks for the Meteor. Has anyone tried them? Has anyone tried the shocks that are either lower or higher than the stock shocks? For example, Hitchcock's carries a set of Hagons that are 15mm higher than the stock shocks, and I'm curious as how that would impact the Meteor's handling. After all, that will raise the rear up a bit, which reduces trail, which will influence turn-in. If anyone has done this yet, I'd be curious. Thanks!
 

Morgan60

Well travelled
Location
NW USA
It will turn a like bit faster and be just a little bit less stable. Not to much though only being only 15mm.
 
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Bluestrom13

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Location
Elswhere
Hitchcock's carries a set of Hagons that are 15mm higher than the stock shocks
Also a pair that are only 5mm longer, they state.
But while I can't comment on those particular ones, those I puchased for my Kawasaki were way too HARD.
Likewise, a friend bought Hagons for his Guzzi V50. Same story. Too hard. Hagons changed the springs for him (good service). Little better though.
 

Roy Gavin

Well travelled
It seems most aftermarket shocks tend to be on the firm side, probably better that way than too soft.
And the Hagons on my BSA B44 are no exception.
Have you looked at what TEC have to offer?
I bought a pair from them for a BMW R75 7 which were adjustable for preload , damping and length and and they worked very well.
 

Bimble

Total noob
Location
Cumbria, UK
Just purchased the Hagon 8210 shocks from Hitchcock. Original shocks pretty good for original OEM but with the dreadful roads around here they lack damping. Will report back when fitted and tested.
 

Bimble

Total noob
Location
Cumbria, UK
Thanks for the advice. Luckily the Hagon shocks from Hitchcock come with a spring rating which covers my fairly average weight. Preload and damping is adjustable. Anyway time will tell and so will I once I have experienced a few miles of riding. May be a while as I have trapped a nerve in my back! Cheers.
 

Alanrco

Getting there...
Location
Suffolk, UK
I've fitted hagon shocks to lower the bike by 15mm. They work fine. Bit harder to pull the bike onto the centre stand though. I also fitted the low rider seat. Total reduction in seat height by 26mm. I only have a 27 inch in seam so thevlower the better. Still can't flat foot the bike though.
 

markm228

Well travelled
Location
Easton, PA
I've fitted hagon shocks to lower the bike by 15mm. They work fine. Bit harder to pull the bike onto the centre stand though. I also fitted the low rider seat. Total reduction in seat height by 26mm. I only have a 27 inch in seam so thevlower the better. Still can't flat foot the bike though.
How is the bike on turn-in now? Lowering the rear would increase its trail, which should make the bike a bit slower to turn-in.
 

Alanrco

Getting there...
Location
Suffolk, UK
Centre of gravity not so low on this bike (compared to my Honda Rebel) and you can lean into corners really well so I've not noticed any difference with these shocks. I've not adjusted them and don't feel the need to.
 
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