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    Posted: 09 Jan 2020 at 17:30
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I’m looking at a set of second hand Hagon shocks. They are listed as fitting for a 1995 Honda CB500 (lowering it).
I want to fit them to my V50 III. They are the correct length. I can get the correct bushings to mount. Is there anything else to consider/worry about?
The model is 31023SA. Hagon specifies 31015SA for V50...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doc. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 04:43
Might be worth contacting Hagon and asking what the Spring specs are.
I'm guessing the differences between them are only bush sizes ,and overall length.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drøn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 06:18
I’ve sent them the question.
The bikes are relatively similar in weight, power and geometry/purpose, which makes me guess the springs are similarish too.
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The only variations would be spring weight, overall length and bushing sizes. If the last two are not a problem, then it's unlikely the spring weight will be far out.
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Agreed, although in my experience Hagons tend to be oversprung.I have 110 lb/in springs on my V50 by the way which seem spot on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doc. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2020 at 16:46
There will also be a difference in damping between Shocks built for the lightest and heaviest Bikes, but in this case that won't be relevant.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drøn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2020 at 21:08
Thanks.
They are almost as new, but cheap.
The honda is similar weight, power, and intended use as my guzzi so I’ll give it a go.
If they don’t feel right I can get new springs and have paid around 100gbp in total for a practically new set I reckon.
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The worst case would be new springs, nothing to lose.
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