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1Back to top Go down   leading link shock specs Empty leading link shock specs on Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:29 am

tinyspuds

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Hi all,
If anyone wants to share specs for leading link shocks I’d be grateful. Particularly spring rate, damping rate and manned outfit weight that would be great.
Reason for asking is that when I got my outfit it had Hagon shocks with 35kg/cm springs on 320mm centres.
At that time I had never ridden an outfit and didn’t know how it should ride. The dampers were shot and not rebuildable and the whole front end set up felt really harsh. I’ve been running with a temporary solution but now want to buy a new pair.
I could take the easy route and just replace with 35kg spring shocks but the PO was 2 to 3 times my weight and I don’t know if the spring weight was selected for him. The normal suppliers are quite cagey about how to arrive at the right number (Hagon saying: if you think 35 is too much, try 26).
The problem is with zero other experience, I don’t know if 35 is too strong (only that my current 12kg/cm is way too soft).
TIA, Stu


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

2Back to top Go down   leading link shock specs Empty Re: leading link shock specs on Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:43 am

Dai

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You could always give Adge a ring. PM me if you've lost his number.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

3Back to top Go down   leading link shock specs Empty Re: leading link shock specs on Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:46 am

tinyspuds

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Dai 👍.


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

4Back to top Go down   leading link shock specs Empty Re: leading link shock specs on Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:18 pm

Dai

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For anyone completely confused, Adge is the owner of Hedingham Sidecars, one of which Stu has glued to the side of his K.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

5Back to top Go down   leading link shock specs Empty Re: leading link shock specs on Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:16 am

tinyspuds

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For a positive update see post ‘UK sidecar support’.


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1985 BMW K100RT + Hedingham HUB and LL’s. VIN 0028106. (Not blind to the irony of an April 1 production date).
1954 Royal Enfield 350 Bullet. Original.
    

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