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    Hagon shock mount bushings question

    I have treated myself to a shiny new Hagon rear shock but when I came to fit it I noticed that there was more side to side play in the mountings than I expected. Though it's years since I fitted suspension so it could be normal.

    I got the calipers out and measured the original Showa mount bushings. Top of Showa is 24.49mm the Hagon is 24.01 the frame measures 25.04.

    I know it's only 0.48mm but it's got me wondering I have had a good look in the box to see if there's any washers I have missed but nope.

    Just wanted to check before I started torquing the bolts up and possibly turned my frame into scrap.
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    #2
    Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post
    I have treated myself to a shiny new Hagon rear shock but when I came to fit it I noticed that there was more side to side play in the mountings than I expected. Though it's years since I fitted suspension so it could be normal.

    I got the calipers out and measured the original Showa mount bushings. Top of Showa is 24.49mm the Hagon is 24.01 the frame measures 25.04.

    I know it's only 0.48mm but it's got me wondering I have had a good look in the box to see if there's any washers I have missed but nope.

    Just wanted to check before I started torquing the bolts up and possibly turned my frame into scrap.
    I've never run a Hagon, but personally id send it. a touch of freedom wont kill it IMO.

    Someone else experience may differ.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      If you can put up a drawing of the size you want a spacer or the exact dimensions of what you want a willing person may be able to make them on a lathe. Only thing I think that is important to know is should they be steel or will aluminum be OK? I'm no expert but I know I could cut some aluminum spacers on my mine lathe easily enough and frankly that is the whole reason I got it.
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        #4
        There is no problem. The frame will flex enough there.

        Remember that there is a collar on the bolt that holds the fuel filter stay / under tank mount. When you tighten that bolt everything will snug up.

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          #5
          Just spoken to Hagon and they think the frame is slightly out of specification. They are going to send me 2 new top hat bushes that will increase the top mounting width to 25mm. That should take up the play.

          It's possible Bubba has been in there with his big hammer and screwdriver. Virtually every other bolt/nut on the rear end has Bubba's mark on it.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Fastmongrel View Post
            Just spoken to Hagon and they think the frame is slightly out of specification. They are going to send me 2 new top hat bushes that will increase the top mounting width to 25mm. That should take up the play.

            It's possible Bubba has been in there with his big hammer and screwdriver. Virtually every other bolt/nut on the rear end has Bubba's mark on it.
            Remind me some day to tell my "bubba's towing" story.

            It's not going to be told in the first person and I will omit details, but I assure you it happened. I don't have time to type it right now.
            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              Received the new 25mm bushes from Hagon and the shock slotted in without any rattling. Just got to reassemble the back end and then wait for the new rear brake disc to arrive.

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