Part: Ikon Rear Motorcycle Shocks for Honda CB175 / CL175 / CB200 / CL200
Why You Need This: You can bring modern comfort to your vintage motorcycle and still keep the vintage aesthetic. Ikon rear shocks do just that and dramatically change the ride of your Honda CB175, CL175 or CB200. We have tried our fair share of other rear motorcycle shocks - none have even come close to the performance and quality of the Ikon shocks. Road-tested by the CMC crew for over 10,000 miles and counting; these Ikon shocks are well worth the investment in your vintage Honda CB or CL scrambler's rear suspension. We at CMC run these Ikon shocks on our personal motorcycles for comfort, handling, and style.
Ikon rear shocks come in two different types:
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 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 shocks are a no-regrets investment for your motorcycle. These might very well be the last shocks you ever buy for your motorcycle. To further better your suspension, increase the front end handling of your bike by installing our tapered roller steering bearing kit.
Shocks will also fit other Honda motorcycles of the era including CD175, CA175, and CB160
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.