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Old 06-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Airhead shocks

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.


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Old 06-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Or you could rebuild your Konis if they aren't too far gone:
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-17-2011, 03:44 PM   #4
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If you do decide on new - I'd be interested in getting the Konis.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-21-2011, 03:28 AM   #7
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If you do decide on new - I'd be interested in getting the Konis.
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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Old 11-30-2011, 02:08 AM   #8
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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?

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