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regarding rear shocks

Post by antocas » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:14 am

what would be a fine line of thought to follow regarding rear shockers,,mine ,,are 35years old ,but have travelled under one hundred thousand ks---sigh,,i suppose I could get new ones,,,thoughts and advice please,,its not a race bike ,,just an original as possible old r100rs

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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by ME 109 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:00 am

Do your shocks still work?

I have Ikon shocks, although there will be cheaper options.
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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by Gibson » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:21 am

I had Progressive shocks on my XS650. I really liked them, and they are fairly economical. They really transformed the bikes handling and ride. I was very happy with them once I got things straightened out. One had a slight leak and Bike Bandit eventually gave me a replacement. I must warn you though, Progressive will not return your calls or answer any customer questions. I was totally puzzled about that.

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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by SteveD » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:48 am

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8667&p=102929&hilit=shocks#p102929
http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/viewtop ... sa#p162114
Ikon, YSS, Progressive...
Hagons also get a good rap usually.
https://www.davequinnmotorcycles.com/cg ... Hagon.html
Forsa is a brand that also make basic shocks similar performance to oem boge that BMW used. Probably as cheap as anything else around. http://www.ebolt.co.uk/shock-absorbers-159-c.asp
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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by dirtsurfer » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:00 am

My progressives started leaking this weekend.
I will be shopping around for replacements.
How are the Ikons holding up Jeff?

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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by Bill Smith » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:43 am

I've got Hagons on my R100, much better than the worn out ones they replaced. I think Capital Cycle had the best price when I bought them.

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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by barryh » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:56 am

You could take them off and remove the springs so that the dampers can be stroked by hand to see if there is any damping left. As with front forks expect rebound damping to be much stronger than compression damping.
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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:31 pm

I wonder if my Konis are rebuild able with IKON parts.
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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by ME 109 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:38 pm

dirtsurfer wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:00 am
My progressives started leaking this weekend.
I will be shopping around for replacements.
How are the Ikons holding up Jeff?
Very well, considering the work out that they often get. Charlie has ikons too
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Re: regarding rear shocks

Post by Beemerboff » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:12 pm

You could try the TEC English web site, they have cheap and cheerful shocks , some BMW specific.
I have the top line fully adjustable piggy back ones which work well for me.
Old Konis are usually seized togerher and parts are expensive so rebuilds are most likely going to cost mere than a pair of the top line TECs.

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