Part: Ikon Rear Shock for Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 / CB550 - Sold in Pairs
Why You Need This: Over the years we have tried our fair share of "performance" rear shocks for our Honda CL350 / CB350, CL360 / CJ360 / CB360 or CL450 / CB450 & CB550's and none really seemed worth the investment. However, we met the folks from Ikon suspension and gave their shocks a test (over 10,000 cumulative miles on several road trips). The rear shocks performed well beyond expectations and we were sold; a difference of night and day on our bikes. Simply put, Ikon rear shocks are the best rear shocks available on the market for the Honda CL350 / CB350, CL360 / CJ360 / CB360 or CL450 / CB450 & CB550. You better believe that all of us here are Common Motor are now running these Ikon rear shocks on our personal bikes as it has been the single best performance upgrade we have experienced to date.
Ikon rear shocks come in two different styles:
Standard Fully Adjustable: These shocks are the top of the line! These shocks feature a four position rebound control (when the shock is returning to rest) as well as three position spring pre-load without clunky external reservoirs. Available with black bodies with black spring or in chrome body with black spring.
Basic Adjustable: This is a great quality shock for the money. Built to the same quality standards as the Fully Adjustable shocks but they do not feature the rebound damping adjustment. Basic shocks do have a three position spring pre-load adjustment.
Made in Australia, Ikon shocks trace their roots back to the old Koni motorcycle shocks from the golden days of racing. All models of Ikon shocks are 100% rebuildable and supported by Ikon (unheard of these days) and Common Motor is an authorized Ikon service center.
The shocks have an appearance similar to the stock Honda shocks with other finish options available.
Ikon rear shocks will be the last set of shocks that you will ever buy for your Honda CL350, CB350; CL360, CJ360, CB360; CL450, CB450, CB500T or CB550 as a no regrets investment to the performance and handing of your motorcycle. You can compliment the front end handling of your bike by installing our tapered roller steering bearing kit.
Installation Tip: Shocks need to be set for rider sag, which is the distance the shock compresses when you are sitting on the bike. The shock's total travel is the distance from where the chrome piston exits the shock body to the larger rubber bumper just below the top mounting eye. The rule of thumb is about a 1/3 of the shock's travel needs to be compressed when you sit on the bike. Adjust the spring pre-load accordingly for the correct sag. Rebound adjustment needs to compliment the spring position, hence if the spring is on setting 3, the rebound needs to be set at 3 or 4. Spring position 2, then rebound 2 to 3 and so forth.
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