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Title: Hagon Shocks
Post by: A10 JWO on 10.05. 2019 15:35
I know that we only get what we pay for and have used Hagon's for all my wheel parts over the years. I have been looking at their range of shocks and wondering if I part with £200+ will I really notice the difference at my age. I tend to ride on country lanes most of the time. ? Thanks in anticipation.
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: Joolstacho on 11.05. 2019 01:16
What about NJB ? (No connection to them), but I'm really happy with the shocks they supplied for my TY250, -excellent and not expensive.
(They make all types of shocks for road and dirt bikes).
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: muskrat on 11.05. 2019 01:41
G'day Jools.
Just had a look at their site http://www.njbshocks.co.uk/  The Classic shrouded shocks look the part and at less than half the price of Hagons. For the sort of riding "most" of us do on the old BSA's I'd try them.
Cheers
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: kiwipom on 11.05. 2019 05:29
hi guys, had a look at those shocks didn't say `pair` where the others did so is it for a pair or single, cheers
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: Joolstacho on 11.05. 2019 06:22
I bought a PAIR based on this. Never heard of anyone selling ONE of a pair of twin shocks!
-Maybe you're being mislead by the low prices?

The feller who owns it apparently used to work at Girlings.
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: Bsareg on 11.05. 2019 08:28
I've used a pair of Tec shocks on the goldie. Available in different lengths and look like Girlings. For £50 a pair they appear a bargain, though time will tell.
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: A10 JWO on 11.05. 2019 15:35
I am convinced, I am not going to blow loads of money to get a blue sticker. Does anyone sell those Hagon Stickers LOL  ;)
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: kiwipom on 12.05. 2019 00:11
hi guys, (The feller who owns it apparently used to work at Girlings.) who Alf Hagon? when i lived in Kent UK we (liked minded bikers) used to go to the grass track races on Sundays where Alf Hagon was the king with his immaculate bikes.  Visits from Barry Briggs/Reg Luckhurst and Bjorn Knutsson couldn't stop him winning, great ambassador for all things motorbikes, very underrated in my opinion, cheers   
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: Joolstacho on 12.05. 2019 01:34
No, the guy who runs NJB used to work at Girling. Yep, Alf was a legend, agreed.
I'm also -(or was), a 'Kentishman' ... or is it 'Man of Kent'... north or south of the Medway, which is which? *beer*
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: kiwipom on 12.05. 2019 01:54
hi Jools, as far as i know a man of Kent is someone who was born there and a Kentish man is someone who lives there but was not born there, i could be wrong it has happened!! . I consider myself a man of Kent as i was born in Canterbury, cheers
  p.s. a long time since i was ever there but now am in Canterbury NZ...
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: Bsareg on 12.05. 2019 08:40
Alf was the goto man for all speedway kit when I was racing.
Title: Re: Hagon Shocks
Post by: BigJim on 12.05. 2019 22:32
Kentish and man is to do with the river. Not sure which way though.