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New ikons on the way
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dsan1964 Offline
Running Like a Top

california
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New ikons on the way
I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new set of black custom Ikon shocks 495 to my door in about 3 weeks . Hopefully I wonder why I took so long to swap them out..


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11-03-2017 06:15 PM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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RE: New ikons on the way
I fitted a pair of Ikon's to my Bonneville 3-4 years ago and they made a big difference in the ride.
I think you will really like them.

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
11-04-2017 02:13 AM
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PowerDubs Offline
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RE: New ikons on the way
I enjoy the Ikons on my CB, and my wife says they are more comfortable for her as well- she did not like impacts with the stock shocks.

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11-04-2017 08:54 AM
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4 Paws Offline
High Mileage

MM 199 on BRP (Fancy Gap VA)
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RE: New ikons on the way
I think the suspension will be my next "investment".
Figure I'm keeping this bike for quite a while.

Best thing I learned from my dog"Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride". - Dan D.
11-04-2017 12:15 PM
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dsan1964 Offline
Running Like a Top

california
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New ikons on the way
Yes agree with everyone... I changed the front springs last year big difference. The other thing was how much I then noticed that the rear end was not performing well. I will look forward to giving a full review with pics. Thanks.


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11-04-2017 04:34 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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RE: New ikons on the way
Don't forget the torque value on the top shock bolts is very small. Several members have snapped them off.

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
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11-04-2017 08:05 PM
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popgun Offline
Lives On Two Wheels

Virginia Beach
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RE: New ikons on the way
Ferret is right about that. The specified torque for the upper bolts is 6.6 foot pounds.

The lower is 19 ft lbs.

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11-05-2017 04:27 AM
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dsan1964 Offline
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New ikons on the way
Thanks... I️ always have the shop manual opened up when I️ work on the CB. I️ saw those threads with the shock bolts snapped off...


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11-12-2017 12:15 PM
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