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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:59 pm 

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Anybody tried these Chrome only...no reflector shocks from Z1 parts?
https://z1parts.net/h1-500-rear-shocks- ... eflectors/

They say they are OEM quality. At $85, I understand that means they probably aren't that great, but the originals were good enough for me in 1974! :lol:

Anyone have any suggestions or experience on what they've used to replace their old OEM shocks?

It appears that Hagons would be close to the $300 level. RaceTechs...closer to $400?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:15 pm 
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4 Dog knight wrote:
Anybody tried these Chrome only...no reflector shocks from Z1 parts?
https://z1parts.net/h1-500-rear-shocks- ... eflectors/

They say they are OEM quality. At $85, I understand that means they probably aren't that great, but the originals were good enough for me in 1974! :lol:

Anyone have any suggestions or experience on what they've used to replace their old OEM shocks?

It appears that Hagons would be close to the $300 level. RaceTechs...closer to $400?
4 dog


I have the H2 version of these shocks(same manufacturer) seem good to me and the quality seems excellent too, of course you can't compare them to Hagon, I mean they are a basic standard shock, where as the Hagon is a performance shock.

$300 is bloody cheap, that same shock for us locally is $600 plus :banghead

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:37 pm 

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Baz,
The Z1 internet page isn't very clear on their model info, specifically, if they are priced and sold as eaches or a pair. I finally found the time to call them and they confirmed that they are sold and priced as a pair! For $85, no less...plus shipping of $21, for a $106 total cost for the pair! I opted for the model without the reflectors, as my Dunstall fairing has reflectors on the fairing itself. They appear to be 1/4" longer C to C than the model that states it is a direct OEM replacement.

So THANKS for your input. I pulled the trigger on them. So far my wife hasn't asked about all the packages that continue to flow in the door as I accumulate all the seals, gaskets, pistons, etc. etc. I need to put my little S3 back on the road after 40 yrs! Anybody have a source for OEM quality .5 OS rings?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:12 pm 
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4 Dog knight wrote:
Baz,
The Z1 internet page isn't very clear on their model info, specifically, if they are priced and sold as eaches or a pair. I finally found the time to call them and they confirmed that they are sold and priced as a pair! For $85, no less...plus shipping of $21, for a $106 total cost for the pair! I opted for the model without the reflectors, as my Dunstall fairing has reflectors on the fairing itself. They appear to be 1/4" longer C to C than the model that states it is a direct OEM replacement.

So THANKS for your input. I pulled the trigger on them. So far my wife hasn't asked about all the packages that continue to flow in the door as I accumulate all the seals, gaskets, pistons, etc. etc. I need to put my little S3 back on the road after 40 yrs! Anybody have a source for OEM quality .5 OS rings?
4 Dog


You know what they say!! "better to ask forgiveness than permission" :mrgreen:

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