Hagon shock service, £99.50
Miles covered/time: N/a
What’s good: Faced with a £300 bill to replace a weary Hagon shock on the extensively neglected 1989 BMW R100GS I bought last year, I was pleased to discover that a Hagon shock service comes in at a third of that cost.
The service included a full strip and rebuild, plus new damper rod, oil seals and oil, and a gas recharge. Any other moving parts are replaced as necessary on inspection.
The work was completed on my GS shock in less than a week (add an extra £8 to have it posted back to a UK mainland address) but its life will now have been extended by years. In fact an unlimited mileage two-year warranty is included in the price.
The relatively low cost of the service means it doesn’t cover replacing cosmetically imperfect parts that still work OK, so it cost me a little time and some black Hammerite spray to get the unit’s looks back in line with its restored levels of performance.
But to have got this part of the bike’s rebuild sorted for a shade over £100 still represents great value in my book…
What’s not: The service is only available on shocks that are less than eight years old.
Contact: www.hagon-shocks.co.uk or 0208-502-6222