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 Post subject: Rear shock
PostPosted: September 27th, 2014, 3:29 pm 
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Hi all.

I think the time is approaching when the rear shock on my '87 XL600VH may need some attention.

It's a Hagon with adjustable damping and, according to Hagon, they only see them back for servicing or repair if they fail, leak or lose damping. They did suggest that if the shock has done more than 30,000 miles it might benefit from a service. I've had my bike for over 10 years and and the shock was on it then and I've done a further 45,000 miles since then so it might be time for some attention.

What's the consensus on this - is a Hagon shock worth rebuilding or are there better units out there? I'd like to try the Ricor shock on my bike but I don't they do one.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks all.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: September 28th, 2014, 3:04 pm 
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I just put a ricor on the 90 alp I'm rebuilding. It came with the bike they are available


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: September 28th, 2014, 3:22 pm 
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Hi H2smokin and thanks for the reply.

Interesting that you've got one - I emailed Ricor direct and a Ricor seller on eBay but neither has got back to me as yet.

Thanks again.

Neil.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: October 18th, 2014, 4:42 pm 
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It seems that several TA owners have the Wilbers. I have one but haven't ridden a whole lot since installing it. Too many bikes and not much time. I do like it though. Much better than stock. It has adjustable comp and rebound damping and a remote hydraulic fine-tune preload adjustment.

For what its worth.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear shock
PostPosted: October 19th, 2014, 2:51 pm 
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Cogent Moab. Tell them Garry from YMRacing sent you. You'll only be charged double or so. :roll:

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