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PostSubject: Norge shock worth it?   Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:18 pm

I see there are a couple good condition Norge shocks on slease-bay, one from an '08 CLICKY that is very low mileage and looks new. Will the Norge shock 1) fit, and 2) offer a more compliant ride?  the eye to eye length is 12.5 in or 318mm

I don't ride that hard and the main appealing feature is the remote preload adjuster. I occasionally take a pillion and being able to twist a knob would be far easier than spinning the nuts on the tube.
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:31 pm

1) Yes.
2) No, No, No!

Proper dampening is the issue, covered in many threads on this forum.

A quality shock set up just for you will work exceptionally well FOR THE OCCASIONAL PILLION RIDE, with just a click or two of extra compression damping.
Works even better if your NEW shock has both hi and lo-speed compression damping adjusters.


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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:37 pm

If your are going to buy a used Guzzi shock, there's only one to consider.
Repeat after me: Stelvio. Stel. Vee. Oh.

Get a Stelvio shock.
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:00 am

Stel-Ve-O Got it.
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:51 am

thats the one Stelvio, have one on mine :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:11 am

ghezzi wrote:
1) Yes.
2) No, No, No!

Proper dampening is the issue, covered in many threads on this forum.

A quality shock set up just for you will work exceptionally well FOR THE OCCASIONAL PILLION RIDE, with just a click or two of extra compression damping.
Works even better if your NEW shock has both hi and lo-speed compression damping adjusters.


IMHO, do yourself a favor and buy a good aftermarket shock.

For the Norge/Breva/Sport there are several options:

- Mupo (adjustable length)
- Matris (adjustable length)
- Nitron (non adjustable length)
- Wilbers (non adjustable length)

They are all more than good. Nitron and Wilbers are a little cheaper.

I went for the Mupo, set at 328mm length and I am SuperHappy on my Breva.
Used a resprung/revalved stock shock before which was already an upgrade over the stock. But the Mupo is night and day...
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:48 am

Pretty sure I'll go with a Wilbers Stelvio shock but before I pull the trigger, has anyone tried a Hagon shock? Both are in the same price range (as are used OEM Stelvio) at ~ $400 US.
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:01 am

Hi Eric, not used a Hagon on the GRiSO, but had them before, they work well, like the Stevlio they have a single adjustment for rebound/compression on a fixed ratio, which works ok and you can pay a little more for the remote height aduster :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:57 am

I put the Hagon's on my wife's 2014 V7 with springs matched to her (and the bike's) weight. She likes them, they're well made and they can be sourced in the USA from Dave Quinn Motorcycles in CT.

Let us know what you decide.
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PostSubject: Re: Norge shock worth it?   Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:55 pm

I have an '09 Stelvio shock (stock Guzzi) on my 2013.  Feel free to drop by and ride it.  I think it is perfect but I had to crank the preload up to max to get the sag right.  I am 225 lbs with no gear.

Front is set up softer than factory and I did not drop the front as the increased ride height from the new shock takes care of that.


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(edited, why did I say Norge?)
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