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Old 06-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #1876
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Hagon Rear Shock

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Ok so I am looking at a new suspension setup !!

and I am wondering will a shock from a 1000 fit a wee?

in particular a wilbers ?

Thanks in advance
Hey lentil,

I have installed two of the Hagon rear shocks with hydraulic preload adjusters on Dl 650s.
They also have rebound adjustments.
Both have held up well and are WAY better than the factory shock.

Checkem out...
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #1877
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Hey lentil,

I have installed two of the Hagon rear shocks with hydraulic preload adjusters on Dl 650s.
They also have rebound adjustments.
Both have held up well and are WAY better than the factory shock.

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Yo! Piledriver! You told me you'd run down a list of your farkles so you might as well do it in public. FYI Logpile has been all over Alaska including taking the strom to the top of the mountains on the Kenai Peninsula where many dirt bikes fear to tread. What kind of gnoblies do you run? Do those engine bar bags reduce the updraft around the rider ( Had rain coming up into my helmet from below. And noticed you have the windshield raised up. When I tried that position it was a real head banger and I only lasted 5 miles And why the rear shocks? My strom handles way better than an XR650L on gravel roads. (No it can't take the single track and mud) It also can lean waaaaaay over on bumpy slab with good control. Just wondering, they're too 'spensive for this years farkelingus.

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And the consumate starship captain - LOGPILE! He could probably pilot a Harley Fat Bob hardtail up the B-29 trail...

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #1878
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Hey Carver,

Ok heres the skinny on my Wee machine.

Tires: TKC 80s front and back. I have been hearing good reviews about the new K60 from that German tire maker.. May try them next time. The only bad thing about the TKSs is that I only get 3500-4000 miles out of a rear tire the way I roll...

Front suspension: Ricor IAS intimidators. Way less dive when on the front brake hard and better rebound control with a mix of fluid viscosities.

Rear suspension: Hagon W/ preload adjust. The factory shock was good for the first 15K miles but then is was getting kinda loose. So the Hagon replaced it. it's got just over 10K miles on it now and still behaves well.

Skid plate: Touratech with oil cooler relocation kit. The cooler gets moved up to the right side of the front cyl with new Hyd hoses. The skid pan is STOUT. I know of a pontiac wave that can atest to that.

Bars: factory for now but with a ROX Riser 2". Bars are up and pulled back for a relaxed seating position.

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 500 in a Touratech locking bracket. The nuvi 500 is water proof and will handle Off Road tracks. A must for me. Also have a power cable tied into the AUX power distribution block when the key is on.

Aux power outlets: We added a master 60Amp power relay with a back feed charge loop. This relay feed a 6 fuse block that is under the seat and deliverspower to the GPS, Heated grips, Gerbing temp controller for my vest, Driving lights relay, Aux outlet on the front fairing.

Final Drive: A Scottoiler. It lives under the seat and delivers oil to the drive chain when the engine is running. have over 8K miles on the current chain and sprockets and they still look like new. Well worth the $$$

Windshield: I have mine in the Unofficial High position. It did a lot of helmet buffeting at first. I added a few rubber washers to the back side of the windshield on the lower bolts to tilt it back and allow more slip stream from under the window. Works Great.

Crash Bars: GIVI set. They are filled with sand and silicone plugs to stop the vibration at 4500-5000 rpm. The bags hanging from them keep the wind off my lower legs and from driving the rain up the bottom of my helmet. Nice storage for cleaners towels tools... Bacon sandwich...

Stickers: The best ones are the reflective 3M strips on the wheels.

Aux lighting: I have the Lightforce 140s mounted on the forks. The lower front fender bolt is replaced with a longer bolt to attach the lights with. Built a wiring harness with weather pack connectors at each light and at neck of the frame. Light point where you are pointing the front wheel. Nice at night when you are stopped looking for the trail in the rain.

Power output: After adding the lightforce 140s I had to install a 400W stator to keep up with power demands Long story and longer trip home one night in the rain from the hills. I like the amber lights so I have the yellow/amber covers on the aux lights and also have PIAA 100/55 Crystal Ion lamps in the headlights.
I forget the maker of the foot pegs but I like them a lot. AK leather had them.



See what I mean about the wheel strips?


My luggage is the factory GIVI/Kappa cases, but I have the SW/Motech quick racks. Four quarter turn fastener on each side to remove the racks. Nice for just blasting around town or trails with out all the extra ballast hanging out.


I think thats it... Hope thins helps.
I get home on the 10th. Lets ride!
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #1879
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^^^ I could find anything on this thread in doing a search. So I will ask: where did the crash bar bags come from? They look useful. I currently have a tool tube mounted on each side of my HB crash bars, but the bags have a bigger volume, it looks like.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #1880
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Did you see my spendy Wallyworld top box? $24 and it works great. Got Yann's bash plate and Givi engine bars that rattle enough to make people stop and look at 4k-5k rpm. Stock everything else but agree on bars further back.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #1881
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13907904&postcount=1492

Hey Millcreek,

Check this out: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=1492
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #1882
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Hey Carver,

Thats a fine lookin contraption you got there....
Needs a little more mud
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #1883
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All righty, the link doesn't work any more, but from reading the link URL in that post, it seems to be one of the bail out bags. I will poke around a bit on the site and see what resembles what you have. Thanks for the pointer.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #1884
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Hey lentil,

I have installed two of the Hagon rear shocks with hydraulic preload adjusters on Dl 650s.
They also have rebound adjustments.
Both have held up well and are WAY better than the factory shock.

Checkem out...

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awesome I will do!

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #1885
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just looking at the fact that you are looking @ the K60's

I have them on currently and I dont really like them - if the bloody things ever wear out ill go back to mitas E-10 or E-09


they just dont like wet pavement - that could be the rider also

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #1886
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07 Wee for me and love it.

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #1887
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Hey Carver,

Windshield: I have mine in the Unofficial High position. It did a lot of helmet buffeting at first. I added a few rubber washers to the back side of the windshield on the lower bolts to tilt it back and allow more slip stream from under the window. Works Great.

Wo!

Put about 1/2" worth of rubber grommets under the bottom screws in the windshield + longer fasteners to compensate and BIG DIFFERENCE! Very little head bounce and quieter.

Also attacked the GIVI bar rattle. Seems the spacer between the ears where the two sides join together is too long to allow the bars to seat against the double taper plug between them. I shortened my spacer by a tenth of an inch and improved but didn't eliminate it. Will take off some more tomorrow.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #1888
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I had to do a repair to my GIVI bars because of cracked welds on the upper forward mounting pads. Knowing that they vibrated and that was to root cause of the cracked welds, I added some clean dry sand to the inside of the bars and then made a silicone plug. Let it set for a day and then put the bars back on. No more Vibs. That was before the bar bags, I think they would have stopped the vibs as well. The front spacer was taken care of the same way you have, but I added some clean dry sand to that tube as well.

Sounds like you are gettin her all set up for next years D2D ride!

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #1889
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I used to have a Wee now I'm back on a Vee!



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Old 07-19-2012, 02:23 PM   #1890
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What seat is that? My wife would love a true backrest.. Info Please



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