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Old Yesterday, 12:14 PM   #1
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Replacement shocks for '72 R60/5

I'm sure my 1972 R60/5 still has the original shocks. A 40 year old shock and a 57 year old spine can make for a rough time on our great New England roads.

What is the recommended replacement shock ? I searched but was unable to find any info.
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I'm sure my 1972 R60/5 still has the original shocks. A 40 year old shock and a 57 year old spine can make for a rough time on our great New England roads.

What is the recommended replacement shock ? I searched but was unable to find any info.
Shocks. A Shock Thread can become as evangelical as an oil, tire or battery thread.

My choice was a set of IKON shocks.

33 99 0 000 001 IKON shock pair 7610 - 1298 1970-1984 $ 375.00



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Old Yesterday, 04:52 PM   #3
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Are different springs available for the Ikon shocks? None were offered to me when I ordered mine some years ago. I am 155lbs, and the spring is too stiff for me. If I have a 20 lb. load on the back, the Ikons are nice. If not, they are not.

Or, rather, they are about right for the price point. The rebound adjustment works, but only two settings are remotely usable. They are, however, much better than the cheap Progressives that the bike came with.

On my new build I went for the YSS without the reservoir. No miles yet to report on, but the internet vibe is good on them, so you know they are awesome!
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Old Yesterday, 05:30 PM   #5
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Yes they do different springs and there is a list.
http://www.ikonsuspension.com/content/7610-76.shtml
I used a drill press with a set of bathroom scales under the spring to roughly work out the pounds per inch.
I think you need to have about 30mm 'sag' from static with no rider to rider.
I've got Ikons on my race BMW and a set of Konis on another, they are the same.
You can rebuild a set of Konis if the shafts are good, mostly its just the oil needs replacing, Spectro 10 wt or similar, 85mls.

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Old Yesterday, 05:44 PM   #6
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I like IKON. The old KONI shocks we used as kids, but moved overseas (or came home, depending on your perspective)...

JOOC I did a google for "ikon shock rebuild" and came up with this, just on ADV:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ikon...ial&gws_rd=ssl

in case this won't work, google "ikon shock rebuild site:www.advrider.com"

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Old Yesterday, 06:11 PM   #7
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My RT's look to be vintage 1981 so maybe time for some Koni's for me.
Can you order these valved/sprung for your weight?
I tip the scales at about 220 and surprisingly the old shocks still
work well.....even 2-up with kids or wife and the adjusters cranked up!
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Ikon or Koni, makes no difference. Same thing really.
Now made in Australia. 7610 series.

I had a pair of 7610-1282 on my R75/7 when purchased.
They were a very compliant ride with the damping set on #1.

The 7610-1298 is the usual fitment.

I was fortunate to be offered two pairs of original Boge shocks which were take-offs from new or near enough from a bloke in Michigan. Thanks Dan.
After dismantling them to check their damping after 36 years in a box, they were perfect.
Now fitted to my 6/ and /7.

There must be others out there.

I don't ride hard enough these days to find the original Boge units deficient.
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 PM   #9
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I have been extremely happy with my Hagons on my r75/5. I bought them from GuzziDave from Ebay and they are absolutely perfect. Made for a great ride and look the part with the stainless shrouds.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hagon-Shocks...24906a&vxp=mtr
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM   #10
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I like the Hagons, too, but why not just go direct to Hagon and have them build a set to your specifications? http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM   #11
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IKON for my PROJECT-S

I too went with the IKON 7610 for my PROJECT-S build.
Have 5,000 miles on them to date, they are great shocks, IMHO.




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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM   #12
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I like the Hagons, too, but why not just go direct to Hagon and have them build a set to your specifications? http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/

I agree with ya bamboo. I bought from the source I did after emailing etc. I gave him my rider weight and asked for the shrouds and they bolted on and have been amazing ever since. No complaints. He knows his BMWs and Guzzis.

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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM   #13
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What sort of riding do you do?
Do you need both spring preload and adjustable damping?
Have a look at YSS for another alternative.
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Nice photography and bike, Tink
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 PM   #15
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I called Dave Quinn to get my Hagons and he asked me a couple of questions about me, my bike, and my riding habits, and within 2 minutes he had me set up with shocks. I wanted shrouds top and bottom and he was nice enough to warn me that they would squeak a bit (they do, I don't care) and he shipped them that day.
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