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PostSubject: Ikon 3610-1028   Ikon 3610-1028 Icon_minitime1Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:12 pm

Has anyone tried or even considered, the Ikon 3610-1208 rear shock - linky - at $770 pacific pesos it is a good price.

Ikon purchased the design and manufacture rights from Koni a few years back, so it "should" be reasonable.

Pick it apart, let me know your thoughts...
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PostSubject: Re: Ikon 3610-1028   Ikon 3610-1028 Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 28, 2022 12:13 am

I’ve used them before. Let me reply when I’ve got my pad of eyes rather than my phone. We’re currently in Yackandanda on the way to see Connor in Melbourne. When we’re back at the motel I’ll offer my pros and cons.

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PostSubject: Re: Ikon 3610-1028   Ikon 3610-1028 Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 28, 2022 2:38 pm

Just getting back to this for a moment.

I've used Ikon for years and truth be told their 7610 series shocks have long been my 'Go To' for big block Tonti's and Smallblocks. They aren't the most sophisticated shocks in the world but their performance suits the bikes and their limitations given their designs.

I have also fitted their monoshocks to several machines, usually at the behest of your usual 'Old School' Guzzi owner. You know the one. The one who can peel and eat an orange without taking their hands out of their pockets and if you service their bike they ask for all the old bits back because "They might be handy as spares!".

Now of those that I've fitted, and it isn't that many, three to five in total over the years I'd guess, two of them, one on a Norge and one on a Quota, dumped their oil within a few weeks on trips to the Northern Territory! Whether this says something about the shock or the shocking state of some of the roads in the NT I don't know but I do inow it hasn't happened to the brands I more regularly use.

Also it's really a pretty crude shock. And only four compression damping settings? In this day and age?

Then let's actually look at the cost. $770. Now add GST and freight and you're looking at very close to $900. For not a whole lot more you can get an emulsion Hyperpro with many more clicks of rebound adjustment and a far simpler preload adjustment than the Ikon. In fact I just fitted one of these with shimming transposed from my TOTR fully adjustable unit to the simpler shock to Gary's bike and got Laurie to do the forks at the same time. The result is a much improved ride over the ghastly Sachs unit with a bit greater travel and ride height. It will probably would benefit from a bit more tweaking of both preaload and rebound but it's streets ahead of stock and the cost was only about $100 more than the IKON.

Bottom line is the IKON isn't my first choice. Much though I'd like to promote an Australian company and I don't think it's a *Bad* product. I just think there are probably better options out there within the price range.

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PostSubject: Re: Ikon 3610-1028   Ikon 3610-1028 Icon_minitime1Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:17 pm

Thanks Pete - this is what I was hoping a response might be from someone who knows. I know Mal has them on one of his V7s and he is happy. Twin shock is not even comparable, in reality.

I might look at the Hyperpro range - I know they do a spring set for the forks too.
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