I fitted a  Hagon Monoshock to the rear of the Tiger 955i and  Hagon Progressive Fork Springs . I choose the Hagon option
as it has been well reviewed by BigStripey, Loops and others on the Triumphrat.net site.

My Opinion
The Hagon Shock
transformed the handling.  The Tiger had much more "Poise" and lost much of the floaty vagueness that
comes with tourer/trailie bikes.  I was delighted.  The Hagon shock is 2mm shorter, I guess the spring is a bit stiffer, this
combination meant that the seat height out of the box was exactly the same as the standard shock on minimum pre-load.  
The suspension was still on the soft side with lots of travel but much better damping control.  For shorties like me there
was scope to slacken the spring and lower the ride height even further which you can't do on the standard shock.  Very
nicely made, rebuildable and half the cost of  WP or Ohlins.
The Hagon Fork Springs had less of an impact.  I dropped the forks another 10mm through the Yolks to 20mm.  The
handling was very stable on smooth roads, brake dive seemed less.  On bumpy B roads it felt a little firmer  which is good.  
I would definitely fit the Shock first and I'd have the springs as a distant second choice.  
It took half a day to fit the
shock.  The problem was
not being able to get a
socket & extension on the
bottom bolt from the
right.  The manual said
remove the exhaust
system (Yep, this meant
removing the radiator, oil
cooler, exhaust  pipes &
silencer).  I found it much
easier to remove the rear
wheel, remove the  
swinging arm spindle
and the shock top mount.
The shock came away
attached to the swinging
The next big problem
was removing the spacer
for the bottom mounting
in the swinging arm.  I
had to turn a drift on my
lathe and belt it very, very
hard from the r/h side (i.e.
From the brake side
towards the sprocket
side).  It would not budge
the other way on my
Tiger. If you attempt this
find a local garage with
an hydraulic press to
press the spacer out.
Tip: I used this
opportunity to  grease the
swinging arm bearings.  
Kinda Sexy
Hagon on left & Standard Tiger on right
I didn't need a remote height
adjuster so I purchased the
cheaper Hagon shock option.  I
aways ride solo and I travel light
as bulky  luggage spoils the riding
pleasure for me.  Hagon can
supply a remote height adjuster if
I fabricated a new
fashioned from a
Car Mat with a strip
of steel behind to
stop it rubbing on
the rear tyre at
speed.  The
Mudflap kept the
rear shock nice
and clean and was
hardly noticeable
on the bike with the
wheel in place.
Hagon Shock Absorber & Hagon Fork Springs on a Tiger 955i
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