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Offline boxer.randy

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EV shocks
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:20:21 PM »
So, I pickled my 98 EV 15 years ago with 16000 miles and have recently brought it back to life. Cleaned everything including injectors. Runs great- almost like I had never let it sleep. The rear end seems kind of stiff even at the lowest settings but I canít remember what it was like when new. The rubber/cork rebound bumpers rotted away . Do gas shocks degrade with age or is it a function of mileage?  I donít mind buying new Ikons but donít know if they are needed. Opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Offline Wayne Orwig

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Re: EV shocks
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 02:22:39 PM »
Odd. They usually soften with age.

I got Ikons from MG Cycle. Happy with them.
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Re: EV shocks
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 03:04:33 PM »
I got Ikons from MG Cycle. Happy with them.

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Re: EV shocks
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 04:16:14 PM »
Shocks wear out. The nitrogen leaks out, condensation puts water inside, the piston shaft gets pitted, and the seals wear. Most stock motorcycle shocks start feeling funky after just a few years. I replaced the Sachs shock on my Ď07 Vintage after ten years with Ikon 7610s. At the same time I put in Hyperpro springs and fresh oil in my forks. Much, much better.
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Re: EV shocks
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 06:50:25 PM »
I have Hagon nitros on m 2001 jackal.  works a treat
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