Ikon Suspension upgrade review Ducati GT1000

Ikon Suspension upgrade review

Australian company Ikon Suspension has been around in one form or another making riders more comfortable and safer since 1962. So when we wanted to update the very basic suspension on our Ducati GT1000 project bike we went with Ikon. Standard suspension on most road bikes is usually a compromise. However, even a budget set …

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Mark Zach Oliver's Motorcycles Ikon suspension Ducati GT1000

How to update your motorcycle suspension

A suspension update is a black art with every suspension expert having differing opinions. You could go up and down the MotoGP pit lane and find differing viewpoints from every garage. While it looks like a simple job to unscrew some bolts, swap the shocks and fork springs, then bolt them back in, there is …

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Ikon Progressive or linear suspension springs?

Progressive or linear suspension springs?

If you’ve looked at improving your suspension, you have probably run into the argument about whether progressive for linear springs are better. Our Ducati GT1000 project bike suffers from under-sprung and over-damped suspension like a lot of Ducati road bikes with standard suspension. The resulting effect is head-shake, chattering, harsh ride and loss of mechanical …

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Ducati GT1000 project bike mirrors

Updating your motorcycle mirrors

Even the most expensive machines seem to have inferior motorcycle mirrors that look out of place, don’t give a clear rear view, are plasticky or have a blurred view because of engine vibration. And if you happen to drop your bike, they are often the first thing to break. Then there are those annoying motorcycle …

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Harley-Davidson adds Brass Collection

Harley-Davidson adds Brass Collection

Brass and copper used to be common materials in motorcycles and now Harley-Davidson is going brassy with its latest collection of accessories. They will be available soon and are included in the annual bible-sized catalogue Harley-Davidson Australia spokesman David Turney lovingly refers to as the “Big Book”. “The collection is made from real, solid brass …

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Long wait for bike parts unacceptable

As if motorcycle parts aren’t expensive enough, sometimes you have a long wait for them to arrive with your bike inconveniently off the road. We’ve heard of people waiting six weeks for something as simple as a sump plug or three months for a swinger adjuster tool. It’s not acceptable to pay so much for …

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The brake light that may save your life

The brake light that may save your life

This smart brake light will illuminate even when you slow down to warn motorists behind you and just could save your life. Rear-ender crashes involving motorcycles are too frequent, probably because we often slow down with engine braking, rather than the brakes. This can take following motorists by surprise. So the makers of the clever …

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