I recently traded my Harley Davidson Iron 883 for an older Bonnerville recently, I already own a Harley Davidson FLSB Sport glide and really had a bad itch to own another Triumph, so I done a deal with someone and now have a Triumph Bonnerville air cooled 790cc in Cobalt blue sitting next to the Harley.
Well on the way home from Lakeside Harley Davidson I noticed that the back end skidded out a couple of times!, so not being far from my home I decided to ride it the rest of the way and see what the problem was?.
When I got home, to my horror one of the after marker shocks had spat out the retaining cover and seal and had been pumping oil all over the rear wheel, chain guard and swing arm.
So that was that, the cover got thrown over the bike, ordered a set of Hagon shocks as I trust this brand and have bought some shocks in the past and never had any problems with them. I waited patiently and the Hagon's turned up and being the ass that I am instead of cutting the grass and doing some work out the front that I had promised the wife I would do,I went straight to the bike to fit them
. I am lucky in that sense as the wife does not batter an eye lid, she used to ride motorcycles herself so shes know's.
I took the aftermarket shocks off and the dodgy one as expected feel apart. I fitted the shocks but one thing I did notice was that the lugs on one side is about 3mm shorter???? that between the swing arm and frame, now I looked for a reason why this would be the case, but there has been no damage to the bike at all, this bike looks like it has never been dropped or ridden in anything other than sunny days, I have had some mint bikes but this one is as clean as anything, the lugs look good and straight.
Has anyone had this????.
In the end I filed down the rubber grommets on the Hagon shocks, to make up for the 3 mm no big deal as they fit fine now.
Here's a picture of the Shock that fell apart, and no IT IS NOT AN OHLINS.
I would also be interested if anyone has owned this bike in the past, the original owner had WEB as part of this number plate due to his name, and being a Cobalt blue, it narrows it down quite a lot, the bike is a 2002 bike.