Airhead shocks

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by radicole, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. radicole

    radicole Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    Can you recommend a decent (fairly priced) set of shocks for an R90/6? I have a pretty tired set of Konis that need replacement.

    I was considering Redwings, as I've used them on 2 RDs in the past with good results.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
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  2. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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  3. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Rebuild your Koni's. There are rebuild kits that are complete with all needed seals and o-ring and oil.
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  4. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    If you do decide on new - I'd be interested in getting the Konis.
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  5. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    +1 for rebuild. That's a primary feature with all the aftermarket shocks. With the adjustability, they are 2 orders of magnitude better than originals.

    Koni rebuilders with no rust showing are getting $75+ per pair on eBay. You want new Ikons that's how much you get back on that trade.

    Rebuild kit and sweat equity with web info step by step avaialble will get you the same function as new with more coin left in your pocket. It is the natural road for all frugal Airheads.
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  6. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    I put shortened ZRX shocks on my R80. Stiff but I like them...

    Adjustable compression and rebound.

    They have a collar that you can grind off a tab and it shortens them.
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  7. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    custom made with adjustable preload.

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  8. pommie john

    pommie john Long timer

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    Which ZRX ?
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  9. Horsehockey

    Horsehockey A GPS? Huh?

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    I just replaced my Koni 7610's with IKONS. $75 shipped and they're yours. Wirespokes gets first dibs, then I'll open it up.
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  10. radicole

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    Wow more pics please! :D
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  11. Rochinha

    Rochinha Cafe Racer Soon

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    I want to know more ... :D

    Thanks in advance
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  12. kaput13

    kaput13 gasoholic

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    If your a cheap bargain hunting scab like me you'll be wanting to source a set of perfectly acceptable, nice riding, $200 Hagon shocks.:1drink
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  13. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    Yes, please! Where'd you get the wheels?

    And, to the OP, I picked up a pair of YSS shocks for ~200 that work great. I got a discount at the motorcycle show in NYC though. They're not the best in the world, but they are way better than the knackered original shocks.

    One of these days, I'd like something like those works shocks.
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  14. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    I almost bought a set of YSS shocks. heard they're designed by the guy who started Wilbers or something like that. They weren't 200 bucks though, more like 300 and the Works shocks were 400 with a 10% MOA discount. considerably less than the upper tier ohlins/wilbers stuff at 600-800.

    The winter project got out of hand this year. Started out as a fork and brake upgrade and ended up with a major overhaul. Haven't done a build thread yet, but soon.

    Wheels were done at Woody's in CO. 18x2.15 front and 18x2.75 rear sun rims from Buchanan in CA.
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    Powdercoated the frame, K forks and many other pieces.

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    installed an acewell tach/speedo-

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    lightened the flywheel and renewed the clutch, should go pretty well if I ever get it out of the basement!

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  15. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    That looks awesome!!!! Make a build thread, for sure!

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  16. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    working on it!
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  17. xavier296

    xavier296 Alaska n'Back

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    I love the look of the works shocks, but the website lists them as $509 for the basic model and #639 for the one's shown in the above picture. Or at least I think I am looking at it correctly. If you got them for 400, that's a hell of a deal. How long did it take for them to get them made and sent to you?

    I may just get some Hagons for now.
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