Your problem and the Ikon Solution
Usually caused by worn dampers, or even by incorrect choice of new shocks, the damping is ineffective and the spring takes over causing bounce and uncontrolled movement of the suspension. This gives an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous ride, especially on rough roads. Choose a shock absorber designed for your machine with the right damping characteristics: IKON!
If a suspension is under-damped it may feel unpleasant, but it will
not be unsafe as long as the driver takes it easy. However, if ridden
hard, a bike with incorrect damping will be unstable, especially when
With IKON Shocks fast corners will be a pleasure.
When riding over bumps and potholes both spring and damper can be compressed to the maximum. If the damping is incorrect or faulty, when the spring subsequently decompresses, it will upset the handling. The bike tops out too fast and the effect can even throw the rider off the bike! IKON will keep you in the saddle.
A stiff spring will prevent the suspension from bottoming out, but
it lowers rider comfort level as it is harder for the wheel to move
upwards. A progressive spring allows the wheel to move more easily
increasing comfort level, and prevents it from bottoming out due to
its rising spring rate as it is compressed.
The IKON motorcycle dampers only use progressive rate springs!
When riding over excessive bumps and potholes both spring and damper
will be compressed to the extreme. If the spring is too soft, the suspension
will bottom out and hit its bump stop. This bottoming out will subsequently
be transferred to the rider and put a high load on the suspension and
give a rough ride.
A progressive rate spring, as standard on the IKON motorcycle dampers, is the solution to bottoming out.
The rear spring of the bike is normally calculated to take about 50%
of the weight of both bike and rider. With a passenger, and luggage
the spring load will increase dramatically and for most springs this
is too much and the suspension will sag beyond a safe limit.
A progressively wound spring will correct part of the problem, but it works best by adjusting the spring seat position. By increasing the spring height, the bike will be restored to its original ride height.
On the IKON dampers this spring seat is fitted in the best possible position and can be set to the required height.
A predetermined damping characteristic is always a compromise between
road holding and comfort. One rider likes the bike to have a firm suspension
for optimum handling others like to cruise on softer suspension, while
some like to compromise between the two!
With IKON you don’t have to deal with compromises. With our four distinctive positions the damping can be set from comfortable to very sporty, simply by turning a knob.
Don’t compromise, take IKON.
Choosing a new shock absorber can be a bit of a gamble. It may function
correctly, but for how long? Leaking shocks are common place and the
damping can fade before long.
A quality shock absorber with a long life is the aim of most manufacturers, but few achieve it.
IKON is one manufacturer who achieved and maintained this goal.