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Emgo shocks #330645
08/30/10 4:46 am
08/30/10 4:46 am
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Illinois, USA
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What's been your experience with Emgo shocks? I'm working on a 1964 TR6R. I bought a set of Emgo shocks a few months ago. They are still in the box while I am working on other parts of the project. I'm having second thoughts and am considering swapping them back to the dealer for a set of Hagons (about $175 more expensive).


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Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #330652
08/30/10 5:40 am
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My experience has been that they look good and are quite adequate for the riding I am able to do around here on our twisty roads.

Re: Emgo shocks [Re: leon bee] #330746
08/30/10 3:58 pm
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My experience with hagons has not been all that great . I wore out one set in only a couple of seasons and I physically broke one shock on the previous set just by hitting a nasty pothole at freeway speeds. I am using emgo on my A-65 right now and they seem to be doing quite well so far (less than 3,000 miles) so if they hold up for another season or two I will be happy. I also have some MJC(I think that is what they are called) on another project that I am hoping to evaluate before the riding season is over.

FWIW-BONZO

Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #330792
08/30/10 7:02 pm
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I have some cheap ones on mine that are probably Emgo (they have a number printed on them in a dot matrix style if that means anything). Anyway, they seem to be ok after about 4,000 miles.

NJB shocks are cheaper than Hagons and are made by someone who was something to do with Girling. You can choose the spring rate and length, etc.

Dave

Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #330812
08/30/10 8:20 pm
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Emgos work just fine. I guess any shock can crack and break. The roads suck. I have been having a bit of bad luck with metal fatigue, and mental fatigue.


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Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #330919
08/31/10 1:00 pm
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Thanks for the feedback on Emgo and Hagon. Maybe I will keep what I have and give the Emgo's a try (if I ever get the TR6 on the road). I have also heard about some Girling replicas. Saw some on e-bay cheap, but haven't figured out who is making them. Maybe they are the NJB's that Dave mentioned?


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Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #330991
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The Emgo shocks I have I would call Girling copies. The NJB ones are usually labelled and are probably better quality costing about 75 here in the UK.
Dave

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Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #331034
09/01/10 2:12 am
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I have a set of the NJBs on and they work fine..they have been on for about a thousand miles

Re: Emgo shocks [Re: TR6Ray] #331037
09/01/10 2:47 am
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Have Emgo shocks on a couple of bikes.

As others have said, they look ok, and fuction ok. I'm not pushing the limits on riding, and find them satisfactory.


Bruce


Re: Emgo shocks [Re: Atlanta Bonnie] #331042
09/01/10 3:07 am
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Again, I appreciate all the feedback. The reason I asked in the first place is that the shop where I bought the Emgo's told me that people have sometimes complained about stiction issues. The guy said that the problem goes away after the shocks have been in use for a thousand miles or so.

I bought them to save a few bucks in light of all the other money I have poured into this old machine. Then I started thinking, "Hey, I spent all the other money, why not get the better shocks as well?"

From what you guys are telling me, I'm gonna keep the Emgo's and give them a try.


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