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what lenght shock for tall castwheel rider ?

hello,

I'm planing on getting hagon 2810 to replace my actual TEC 365mm shocks.

Stock magwheel shocks are 330mm but i tried the Thruxton lenght because i'm quite tall and i found the bike very low for me.
I was quite happy with it but now that i can choose again, i realy want a good compromise between higher bike and good handling.

What size would you recommend me for my setting ?
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Are your spring rates high enough?
Have you done anything to the forks?

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Just thinking, in addition to longer shocks, you might install longer pre-load spacers in the forks to keep the front end up as well as the rear end. Probably don't want less than 20 to 25% static sag but if you have more sag than that on either end you can certainly up the pre-load to raise the ride height.
If you are ordering Hagon shocks, I'm sure you are getting an appropriate spring rate there. If you weigh over about 80 or 90 kg you probably want stiffer fork springs as well.

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Thanks for the advices ItsForrest, i was actually going to look more into my fork settings afterwards . But first i need to know what size shocks , then adjust my fork accordingly.
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I am planning on installing a pair of YSS Z362TRL 340mm (T-100 length) rear shocks on my SE soon. These YSS shocks also include a 10mm ride height adjuster so I could go up to a total length of 350mm. I don't expect any significant change in handling with only a 10 or 20mm difference.

Although I am only 6ft (183cm) tall, I too could use a little more leg room. Shortly after I bought my bike I installed Triumph's solo seat which is about 1-1/2 (38mm) thicker than the stock seat. The increased seat to foot peg distance made a the bike much more comfortable.


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i didn't mention that i am 182 cm tall.
For now i think i am going to go with 350mm length as i think it is a compromise between stock 330mm and 365 mm .
I do have the thruxton seat also which is a bit higher than stock.

Tntriumph are you planning changing the settings of front fork?
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i didn't mention that i am 182 cm tall.
For now i think i am going to go with 350mm length as i think it is a compromise between stock 330mm and 365 mm .
I do have the thruxton seat also which is a bit higher than stock.

Tntriumph are you planning changing the settings of front fork?

you can consider doing the CBR600 fork conversion that many did... it's longer stanchios will allow u to compensaate for a longer rear shock
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I went with a Works Street 360mm shock. I'm 6'2" and 230lbs.

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I'm planing on getting hagon 2810 to replace my actual TEC 365mm shocks.

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Just thinking, in addition to longer shocks, you might install longer pre-load spacers in the forks to keep the front end up as well as the rear end. Probably don't want less than 20 to 25% static sag but if you have more sag than that on either end you can certainly up the pre-load to raise the ride height.
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I am planning on installing a pair of YSS Z362TRL 340mm (T-100 length) rear shocks on my SE soon. These YSS shocks also include a 10mm ride height adjuster so I could go up to a total length of 350mm. I don't expect any significant change in handling with only a 10 or 20mm difference.

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For now i think i am going to go with 350mm length as i think it is a compromise between stock 330mm and 365 mm .
I do have the thruxton seat also which is a bit higher than stock.

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i didn't mention that i am 182 cm tall.
For now i think i am going to go with 350mm length as i think it is a compromise between stock 330mm and 365 mm .
I do have the thruxton seat also which is a bit higher than stock.

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you can consider doing the CBR600 fork conversion that many did... it's longer stanchios will allow u to compensaate for a longer rear shock
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