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Thread: T100 - T120 Round 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatal View Post
    Are the IKON shocks the same length as the OE ones? I may well do these mods over the winter. I've also just ordered a pair of Alpina tubeless wheels, and Remus slip on silencers. Ah well 'in for a penny, in for a pound'.........it's like having a Harley all over again
    Will you be getting a pair of leather chaps.
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    I shall be displaying them at Dent next year (if it's on again?) all tassles and nipple clamps, that's me

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    If it was on, it won't be now.
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    Well,after being seriously under-whelmed,especially after the Ardennes trip,my T120 has gone.
    Anybody want a brown comfort seat ?

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    Shame it's brown

    So what ya chopped it against then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadfarmer View Post
    Put the shocks on but haven't had time to test them much as yet

    I did go for a first test ride on a particularly shite bumpy bit of road I know with lots of bends where even the GS feels rough
    The ride was greatly improved straight out of the box on the 1st preload position but the steering had slowed maybe a tad , it didn't bottom out at all but was maybe a tad soft

    I set the Preload to 2 out of 3 which quickened the steering back up nicely and set the rebound damping to 2 out of 4
    I then basically rode it like a mental case down the same road and it was great, ended up thrashing the tits off the poor thing, first time it's ever been red lined

    Not had chance to try it 2 up yet but I have plenty of adjustment left if I need any, I'm nicely in the middle of the operating range of the shocks, I chose the IKONs because I can adjust them in seconds if I need to

    Very pleased with the over all result so far, the ride is much smoother than stock and the handling is far lighter and far more precise, definitely money well spent, the bike now feels as it should have done from the factory

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    So how did the Ikons improve the handling now you’ve had a while to get used to them? I’m looking for new rear shocks for my T120 but so many to choose from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    So how did the Ikons improve the handling now you’ve had a while to get used to them? I’m looking for new rear shocks for my T120 but so many to choose from.
    Very pleased with the Ikons, still running them on preload 2 and rebound 2, the ride is very smooth and small bumps and ripples are nicely filtered out, the progressive springs do their job nicely

    Handling is great and very stable even though the steering is light and fast
    (comparatively of course it’s not an RGV250)

    The Wilber’s up front are very good too even with standard oil, Ikon do fork springs too now but you’ll have to cut down the standard spacers to fit them

    In case you haven’t noticed the bike seems very sensitive to tyre pressures and the steering goes heavy when they are low
    the tubed tyres seem to lose pressure quicker than tubeless do

    Definitely worth spending the money and fitting is easy, the bike is now what it should have been when it left the factory

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    Thanks for that. Will get some springs and shocks as it needs improving ��
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