iKon Suspension for Urals

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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by Lmo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:17 pm

I haven't taken a close look at the limiting bush (yet), what holds it on?
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by dneprlover » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:28 pm

Lmo wrote:I haven't taken a close look at the limiting bush (yet), what holds it on?
Nothing apart from a slight ridge round the end of the shaft it slides onto. Use something long and thin to work round the shaft and free the rubber bush in case it's stuck on. Squirt some lubricant in between the bush and shaft and just pull the bush straight off . To refit it , use lubricant again and push it back on.
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by Lmo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:13 pm

Thanks dl
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by IkonUSA » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:24 pm

The Ikon Suspension project for Urals is moving along again after a brief winter break. With 3 list members assisting, we've been addressing ease of installation, optimum spring rates and damping characteristics.
There's still a lot of evaluation and specification study to be completed, but we're right on track to have a Ural specific matched set to launch by this Summer.

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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by Stryker » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:42 pm

That is good to know.
Thank you for keeping us all updated.
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by Lmo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:49 pm

With any luck some of this may carry over to Dneprs... thanks Roger.
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by Lmo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:14 pm

BUMP

So Roger, how on-track are we at this juncture?
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by IkonUSA » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:28 pm

Hello Lew, the Ikon evaluation for the Ural slowed somewhat over the bitter east coast winter; Rob supplied some truly excellent feedback before passing the 5 Ikons on to Chad who I believe, having finished his part and giving some good feedback on damping, is in the act of removing them from his outfit to pass on to Bill as I write.
Once Bill has had a chance to install and no doubt carry out some spring rate swaps, I'll compile the report, send it in to the Ikon factory who are very keen to get the feedback and production based on the evaluations will start immediately.
I'll post a condensed version of the findings on SS which will no doubt prove interesting reading. The Ikon factory were pretty close in valving and design for what is essentially a new suspension unit specifically for the Ural. There's at least one significant change (so far) which Rob suggested which will be implemented into the production versions.
As far as a completion date; I'm sure you'll appreciate, these things take time and installing and removing units (especially the sidecar one) to change spring rates is hardly a 20 minute job. So, I'd expect evaluation to be complete sometime in the next month, but I'm willing to work with the riders schedules - after all, it's all volunteer.
Everyone's been extremely cooperative going above and beyond in some cases.
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Post by vetsurginc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Hope all is coming well. I'm ready for a set for my 2011 GearUp!
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:23 am

Since Roger has not responded, I suspect he is up to his elbows in events and just taking care of business.

Billy G has the test shocks and is still evaluating them. We've discovered a new fit-up issue, which is one of the reasons for testing these on multiple bikes and with different riders.

I'm sure Roger will pipe up here when he gets a free moment.
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Post by Tin Man » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 pm

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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by IkonUSA » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm

Hello Doug,
Rob (Snakeoil) couldn't have expressed it better - peak season with shows just about every weekend.
We're moving along with the Ikon project for Urals, but as Rob says, not quite there just yet as we take a look at a revised clevis design to ease installation - due to inconsistency in Ural manufacture. What fitted 2 bikes without issue turned out not to be the case with the 3rd.
We're really not too far off final design now.
More to come soon.

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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by RC20 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:30 pm

I am following this with a great deal of interest.

I would think 5 years down the road after I get a machine, putting a grand into new shocks would not be a shock.

I always found the best shocks paid a great dividend in handling as well as longevity.
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by CarlS » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:11 pm

RC20 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:30 pm
I am following this with a great deal of interest.

I would think 5 years down the road after I get a machine, putting a grand into new shocks would not be a shock.

I always found the best shocks paid a great dividend in handling as well as longevity.
I concur. I have upgraded the suspension on just about every bike I have owned.
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Re: iKon Suspension for Urals

Post by roscoau » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:24 am

IkonUSA wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm
We're really not too far off final design now.
More to come soon.
I also am hanging by the fingernails waiting for these... I asked Ikon over here and they told me to be patient... :lol:
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