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Nitron (Or Wilbers) Vs Hagon (Or Yss). Tdm (And Not Tdm)


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#1 SeizedBalt

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:39 pm

I've heard that Nitron shocks are very good, and probably better than Hagon, but are the 55% better?

Basically, I am toying with the idea of investing in a few parts for both my Transalp and TDM.

Shocks, fork springs and some re-wiring may be part of that.  However, one shock is already expensive and so two is pretty daunting.

 

So if I was able to be pretty lively on either of my bikes running original shocks am I losing out by not getting Nitrons or Wilbers for 55-70% more money than a Hagon or YSS?

TDM use is Sunday hooning, and summer touring (two up).
Transalp use may be a bit of the same, but also thinking of exploring forest trails with it and perhaps some overlanding trips, perhaps down to Spain and around North Africa.  Also two-up!

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 07:47 am

M Shock gets my vote only had it fitted for about a year very good £350 factory set to your riding style and cake consumption



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 08:08 am

YSS been on my bike for 4 years  all year round riding no rust still looking good and works great



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:09 am

Hagon on mine for 3 or 4 years now works fine I am always solo on it dont go too fast soaks up pot holes nice and smoothly but have never compared to any thing else,so all I can say is happy with Hagon still look shiney.



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 10:10 am

Wilbers seem good value, even their basic one


Edited by dandywarhol, 23 July 2020 - 10:16 am.

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#6 SeizedBalt

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 10:34 am

Wilbers seem good value, even their basic one

 

Why do you say that? Not a trick question, just curious what it is about their shock that would make you think "extra £100+ is worth it!"

 

Hagon, YSS and M-Shock seem well liked, albeit only one owner of each! 


Edited by SeizedBalt, 23 July 2020 - 10:35 am.


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:19 am

I've tried Nitron on my Mk1 and Wilbers on a 9er and a 96 CB500. The Nitron is firmer than the Wilbers, it also took a few kms to loosen up. Got better after a tankful of riding.

May be different ordering specs to some extent, but I suspect Nitron is more oriented on sporty type riding.

The CB500 had Hagons installed and they were horrible.
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Posted 23 July 2020 - 05:51 pm

M shock for me currently, just fine, also had Hagon in the past, also fine and a Wilbers on the 9r which included remote preload which was also great, take ya pic i'm sure any will do the job..


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 07:07 pm

Thanks all. Seems most if not all will be an improvement on the stock part especially as the 9er is 17 and the TA is a ripe 26!

As much as Id like a truly top level shock, probably YSS, M-shock or Hagon.

Edited by SeizedBalt, 23 July 2020 - 07:11 pm.


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 09:14 pm

 

Why do you say that? Not a trick question, just curious what it is about their shock that would make you think "extra £100+ is worth it!"

 

Hagon, YSS and M-Shock seem well liked, albeit only one owner of each! 

 

I use it on my KTM 690 Duke. The Sachs unit is actually ok but if chopping quickly in a chicane scenario, the Wilbers keeps the bike more stable


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Posted 24 July 2020 - 08:16 am

I have a nitron on my TDM900. I love it. the bike is planted and the ride is plush



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Posted 02 August 2020 - 04:25 pm

I notice that M-Shock show TDM900 shocks fitment from 02 - 07 are later model 900s different?


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 06:46 pm

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