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Posted by chris_moorhouse at September 14. 2017

 

'74 850

Hi ,

I'm considering purchasing a pair of IKON shocks,could anyone recommend the model number . There are a few Ikon types available but which one pair to go for?

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by richard_payne at September 14. 2017

My Konis are marked 76-1373 which are still listed on the Ikon website. These are non dial-a-rides. There used to be a suggestion that the latter would not fit Mk3 850s due to clearance problems and late '74 Mk2s used the Mk3 style top gusset.

 

I've always been very happy with the Konis so the Ikons should be good too.

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by andy_chetwood at September 15. 2017

Previously chris_moorhouse wrote:

 

'74 850

Hi ,

I'm considering purchasing a pair of IKON shocks,could anyone recommend the model number . There are a few Ikon types available but which one pair to go for?

What Ho

I have a '72 Interstate. A few years ago after a lot of research I settled on Falcon shocks. A decision I have not regretted. Three notches up for relaxed riding and four for spirited. The Dogs'

Andy

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by Dan Field at September 15. 2017

Yep, I can recommend falcon shocks too, plus Robin is a good guy to deal with.

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by david_evans at September 15. 2017

If I were in the market for shocks I would be looking at Falcon. Spares and service in this country not Australia.

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by francis_vidril at September 16. 2017

I have IKONS on my 850 MK3 for 6 years and I am very satisfied with it, my wife says " since I am as in an armchair "
Attention there is a specific model for 850 MK3.

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by iain_brown at September 17. 2017

I have not long fitted 7610 1653 SP9 Ikon's (chrome spring and black body) on my '74. These have adjustable damping and preload.

Have not done any decent rides yet so can't comment on the performance.

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by john_holmes at September 20. 2017

The IKON application list has the equivalent as being 76-1373 but that is only adjustable by removing the spring, they do not list the 7610 (its a 2009 list so out of date) for a Commando as the dial-a-ride version fouls the chainguard as the spring is a larger diameter but it is doable with spacers and bending of chainguard in which case you want 7610-1282 which is 1mm shorter (329 vs 330), don't have the specs of the 7610 1653 so that may have the smaller diameter spring and so the better option. The Falcons look good but never fitted one, the Koni's I use are very good.

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by mike_sullivan at September 20. 2017

I have IKON 7610 – 1653 (chrome body, black spring) on my '75 MkIII, these were installed 4 years ago and have made a great difference (I also fitted a Lansdowne conversion  &  switched to Avon RoadRiders at the same time). 

I purchased mine from Norman Hyde, good service; I  am very happy with them, no mods required to chain guard  etc.

Here's a link to IKON UK:

https://ikonshocks.co.uk/shop/7610-1653/

Prices are ex vat, it looks like Chrome Springs will cost you an extra £50

Mike  

Re: IKON SHOCKS

Posted by chris_moorhouse at September 22. 2017

Many thanks to everyone for your assistance.

Chris

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