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New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#1 PostAuthor: Grog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:22 pm

Folks;

While the bike's still tucked up in the warm(ish) garage I thought it might be time for a couple of new bits, so - new shocks and exhaust are on the bill. The question is, which ones? For shocks, I'm thinking either Hagon or YSS Z-series (Ohlins or suchlike are a bit of a step too far). Also, I have been looking at the Delkevic stainless pipe (the straight one rather than megaphone). Or should I be waiting until the new stainless Harris arrives (although it'll probably be a fair bit more expensive!). All thoughts/comments/random opinions welcome.

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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#2 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 pm

You can get a stainless steel Harris replica from this guy who is a club member.

https://www.exhaustcraft.co.uk/kawasaki.html
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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#3 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 pm

What about a set of KONI shocks (very 70's / 80's)... or the new version, IKON?

http://www.bits4motorbikes.co.uk/ikon/I ... listID=703
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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#4 PostAuthor: Grog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 pm

Good shout Adrian H, had seen them mentioned before, but forgotten about exhaustcraft. Will drop them a line and see what they say. Gonzo, got a set of (very old) Konis on now, are the IKONs OK quality-wise? Opinion seems a bit mixed.

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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#5 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Can't say what the new IKON's are like compared to the original KONI's but what I'm looking into, currently, is sending my old KONI's to this lot for a refurb...

https://www.brooksuspension.co.uk/shock ... r-service/
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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#6 PostAuthor: Grog » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:08 pm

Nice idea, but a refurb on mine would pretty much amount to building a new pair of shocks! :D
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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#7 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:42 am

I bought a set of Ikons from Australia donkeys years ago before they were available here, they’re on my brother’s Z1B currently and have never given any trouble, quality was good, unless they’ve changed...

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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#8 PostAuthor: Bill P » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:47 am

Ive got Ikon shocks on a z650 good quality and price and perform well in my opinion
and Delkavic exhausts are good quality to for a nice price ive had a few plus sound
great in the old Yoshi or Alfa style

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Re: New Year, New Shiny Bits!

#9 PostAuthor: Simonic » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:15 pm

I've been looking at shocks from these guys
http://www.bikerevival.com/exp.html
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