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Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:59 am
by westendguzzi
I have the longer swinging arm.
400mm is 20mm shorter than when the uj even has a whisper of binding.
With the modified front, it now sits level and rides superbly.

Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 am
by Doverhay
Thanks both, I’ll check the swinging arm movement in relation to the UJ and see what I can get away with, the longer the better to get the chassis at the right angle.

Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:46 pm
by westendguzzi
Just enough room!

Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:43 am
by Doverhay
I was just looking at the October calendar picture of the Triking that did that epic 2810 miles in 43hrs and 57 mins, and I noticed the angle of the right hand headlamp (left in pic), it’s exactly what mine would do with the original suspension. Now with the new “Comfort” suspension the headlamps do not move, they stay pointing in the direction you last fixed them.
I also had problems with spokes loosening, I now put that down to the Limited travel on the original suspension, the constant thumping of the shock absorbers as the reach their travel limit puts stress on both the chassis and the wheel hubs/spokes; however, not all the blame can be put on the suspension, our roads are getting pretty poor and pushing the system to the limit. I’ve done 30k on the original suspension and wheels so I guess many of you may not have experienced the same problem.
I’ve now done a good few miles on the new suspension and can thoroughly recommend it, a mod well worth considering.

Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:36 pm
by peakrock
On the subject of suspension comfort I notice Hagon make these rear adjustable shocks for the California (and other Moto Guzzi models). Any thoughts or experience of how they work on the Triking rear? They are adjustable but I can't tell whether they are conventional or gas filled shockers...
http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/catalog/p ... =34032TTSA

Cheers Dave

Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:56 pm
by westendguzzi
Dave
My rears are the Hagon Nitro. 400mm so nice long stroke to soak up the bumps.
Gas filled, micro adjustment on pre-load and fully adjustable damping.
Very satisfied, the rear now matches the superb front arrangement.
No more spine jarring!

Re: COMFORT Front Suspension T2/T3.

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:33 am
by Throwley
This thread has come along in timely manner as the next job on my list is to improve the too-low and jarring rear suspension on my Type 1. Currently it has a rather manky pair of original Spada shocks which are underdamped, undersprung and underlong.

Having the Convert rr caliper my choice of shock is restricted by the diameter of the lower portion which can fit; this has eliminated the Harley gas shocks which were first choice. Triumph owners seem to frequently upgrade rear suspension, so there are plenty of very low mileage units for sale which will fit with bush inserts, however, I've been very impressed with Hagon products over the years so those Nitros look good to me.

Richard, you're using 400mm length, but what spring rate did you go for?