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Ikon Shocks and Service by RestoCycle - DISCOUNTS 01 Jan 2017 12:25 #751086

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USE DISCOUNT CODE KZRIDER AT OUR DEDICATED WEBSITE FOR IKON SHOCKS AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR ORDER!

In addition to our restoration and vapor blast services, RestoCycle also sells and services the complete line of Ikon Suspension products, and that includes rebuild parts and services for most vintage Koni shock absorbers too! And if those two names sound vaguely similar, it's not a coincidence: About 20 years ago, Koni BV made a business decision to withdraw from serving the motorcycle market, potentially orphaning many customers and dealers worldwide. Geoff Lowe from Proven Products Ltd was a leading Koni dealer in Australia, and stepped in to purchase the designs, tooling, and remaining stock, and with a quick scrambling of letters, the excellent Koni shocks were reborn as Ikon.

Ikon was served for many years in the USA by a fellow named Dave Gardner in San Francisco, and when Dave retired last year, RestoCycle stepped in to pick up where Dave left off.


www.ikonshocksusa.com/

In addition to the classic 7610 shock, Ikon has also expanded the line to include 5 other types of shock absorbers for classic and modern motorcycles, including many models to fit single shock suspension systems on BMW off-road motorcycles, and excellent progressive fork springs too.

RestoCycle launched a dedicated website for this venture with online ordering and inventory management, and so if you find your shock and it shows that it's in stock, then it is available for same-day shipping anywhere in the world.

www.ikonshocksusa.com/

Service being our thing, we recently completed two days of factory training on rebuilding the classic 7610 (Ikon or Koni) and we now stock hundreds of rebuild parts, springs, seals and oil and factory tools to allow us to restore your old Koni shocks to like new appearance AND function.







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WE ARE LOADED FOR BEAR!



Here we have one of the RestoCycle elves unloading one of the two pallets of shocks, springs and fork springs that are now in stock and ready for same-day shipping...



...and those include excellent 7610 shocks for Kawasaki KZ motorcycles like the pair seen here on my Z1 project.





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Here's a beauty shot of the Ikon product line, and in fact this includes one of each of the 6 varieties we sell for different applications.



BUT WAIT, you say, there are a lot more than 6 shocks in this photo! THAT'S RIGHT!

One of my favorite things about the product line is the ability to customize the appearance of the 7610 shock in most any respect. Any 7610 can be had with either a chrome or black body, using a chrome or black spring, and a chrome or black cover. Many of the most popular combinations are listed on our website, but if you want some combination that isn't listed, we can either put it together out of our parts stock or get it made specially by the factory, and there is no extra charge for that, only a little more lead time needed.





Similarly, if you normally ride two up and need a stronger spring, we will swap that for you at no extra cost, or order it in if its not something we have.



Want a bit more foot on the ground? That's not a problem either - we can often specify a non standard application to get you a shorter shock, or go for a custom build.
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Ikon Shocks and Service by RestoCycle - DISCOUNTS 01 Jan 2017 13:51 #751098

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WOW Nils !!!!!! :woohoo:

Im totally impressed with what you have going on, and all the options I can pick from . I see some

custom rear shocks coming in my future :lol:

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Ikon Shocks and Service by RestoCycle - DISCOUNTS 01 Jan 2017 21:28 #751143

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Very nice. What do you have for my buddy's 2017 Triumph T120 Bonneville?
GREAT bike but those stock rear shocks seem to lack something.
Mostly rebound dampening but they feel very limited when two up riding... even with the commonly found recommendation of spring presets.
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Ikon Shocks and Service by RestoCycle - DISCOUNTS 02 Jan 2017 07:51 #751153

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missionkz wrote: Very nice. What do you have for my buddy's 2017 Triumph T120 Bonneville?
GREAT bike but those stock rear shocks seem to lack something.
Mostly rebound dampening but they feel very limited when two up riding... even with the commonly found recommendation of spring presets.


I'd suggest the 7614-1676. This is a bit lighter than the classic 7610, being aluminum bodied, uses threaded adjusters for very fine-tuned preload control. 4-position rebound adjustment. This is also a gas charged shock and so more resistant to fade (not a big issue on a street bike, but there you go). These are offered in the one appearance package as shown - natural aluminum body and black spring. This is our highest-performing twin shock product.

www.ikonshocksusa.com/collections/triumph/products/7614-1676



Please feel free to offer him the discount code above (KZRIDER) for 10% off if he's interested in this.

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Ikon Shocks and Service by RestoCycle - DISCOUNTS 02 Jan 2017 08:30 #751156

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Great info Nils!
I have a set of Koni shocks, I'm sure need servicing.
I did buy a seal kit through a Moto Guzzi site some years back, but only rebuilt one side, as it was leaking.
Will bookmark your site.
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rstnick wrote: Great info Nils!
I have a set of Koni shocks, I'm sure need servicing.
I did buy a seal kit through a Moto Guzzi site some years back, but only rebuilt one side, as it was leaking.
Will bookmark your site.
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Thanks Rob!

You let me know if you discover you need an oddball part or a bump stop or whatever if you ever get back into those shocks. I will hook you up! :-). Would of course be delighted to service them for you too.

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Those 7614s look awesome !!!!

I will be needing a pair. So my question is will they be available for my 78 LTD 1000 ???????????????????????????????????

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I would love to send them to you.
Don't think I would try a go at them again, as I probably did not do a very good job.
Was looking at your site, to determine if it was worth it to rebuild them.
They do have the 4 click adjustments for dampening, so new similar units will be in the $500 range.
So rebuilding them could be an option.
They are holding the bike up at the moment, and the bike is buried under snow, so it will be a while before I can get to her.


Here is the post from some years back, on rebuilding Konis;
www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/35294-ko...-rebuild-pics#197927
I had some problems, with a Gland Nut ring that was different in my shocks compared to Neil's set.
Later figured out the ring was two pieces.
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I have a set of Ikons on my KZ900 and Koni's that I bought used on my H2. They're both great shocks! Buying used Koni's is a gamble but my set is okay.
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Nils - were you working the Ikon booth st the Barber Vintage Festival? We may have met...
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Street Fighter LTD wrote: Those 7614s look awesome !!!!

I will be needing a pair. So my question is will they be available for my 78 LTD 1000 ???????????????????????????????????

Dave B) B) B)


Dave, that's pretty much the best twin shock we sell, and your application is an oddball omission from the lineup. We do NOT appear to have an application in the 7614 for your bike as of yet, HOWEVER. The factory is more than awesome like this, and if you wanted that shock for that bike, I shall procure it. You just give me a few weeks' lead time when you are feeling the urge and it shall be done mon frere.

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rstnick wrote: I would love to send them to you.
Don't think I would try a go at them again, as I probably did not do a very good job.
Was looking at your site, to determine if it was worth it to rebuild them.
They do have the 4 click adjustments for dampening, so new similar units will be in the $500 range.
So rebuilding them could be an option.
They are holding the bike up at the moment, and the bike is buried under snow, so it will be a while before I can get to her.


Here is the post from some years back, on rebuilding Konis;
www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/35294-ko...-rebuild-pics#197927
I had some problems, with a Gland Nut ring that was different in my shocks compared to Neil's set.
Later figured out the ring was two pieces.


There are a couple of oddball factory tools they provided that take the fight out of a few things, and a calculator for the amount of oil, and of course 20 years of institutional knowledge I can access that makes it easier. Any time at all, I'd be happy to service those for you, or I'll give you $75 off on a trade in, and use your shocks for spare parts.
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Kapahulu wrote: I have a set of Ikons on my KZ900 and Koni's that I bought used on my H2. They're both great shocks! Buying used Koni's is a gamble but my set is okay.


I pulled a set off one of my CBXs to get trained, and they are now new shocks for all intents and purposes. The economics of rebuild vs buy new aren't super compelling for rebuilding, but on the other hand, if you're trying to keep a vintage bike vintage, the ability to get these old ones renewed is a pretty cool option.

Before long I am going to do as good a job as I can on the step-by-step of rebuilding these and make that available for folks. Other fish to fry at the moment though.
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ayeckley wrote: Nils - were you working the Ikon booth st the Barber Vintage Festival? We may have met...


I was not at Barber, but I was at Long Beach at the IMS show! If you spoke with a dapper Australian fellow then that was Geoff Lowe, Mr Ikon himself, and the other fellow that was there is another dealer in PA - I have not met him.
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So could you set up a set for drag racing ?
I need to do something for my KZ650 right now it got an 8 inch over swingarm and a set of factory ZRX shock's.
Me and the bike are right at 600 lbs total.
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zukdave wrote: So could you set up a set for drag racing ?
I need to do something for my KZ650 right now it got an 8 inch over swingarm and a set of factory ZRX shock's.
Me and the bike are right at 600 lbs total.


Hey Dave,

When you lay that shock at that angle you more or less halved your effective spring rate, so I'm going to guess the bike squats like mad and that affects your launch. Short answer is "Sure!", I can make any length you want and dial the spring and damping up, too, I'd say we are probably best off using the gas charged shocks with the threaded preload so it can be fine tuned.

HOWEVER...

These are all emulsion shocks. Fine for street use and casual off road, but like all emulsion shocks they are prone to fade in extreme conditions. I don't frankly know if that's a factor for drag racing, but I'm interested in learning more and I'll work with you if you like.
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For me fade is not an issue running 1/8th mile the shocks don't build much heat.
I had been running strut's and lowered and couldn't stop the wheelie's so I took the one's off my ZRX project
and used them to go back to shocks and get a base line of spring rate and valving.

At the track with the ZRX shocks I can launch it harder then I ever have and it's not wanting to wheelie
so I'm thinking some thing close
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Dave, I will confer with the factory, although my main guy is travelling today, he is great about getting back with me,

Looks like that is 14.25" in standard free length for the ZRX - can you confirm that's what you're running? Looks like you're all the way rearward on your swingarm bracket - 1/2" shorter would put you in the middle so you'd have adjustment in either direction. Would that be useful?
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