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CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Has anyone used the rear shock sets for the 1979/80 CBX available from David Silver spares, and any comments on them please

Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:41 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
Assuming these are the ones you are asking about? ... rt_332249/

Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:32 am
Hi Steve, Those are the shocks. Have you tried them?

Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:13 am
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
Have not tried them and unfortunately not seen any feedback about them anywhere.
I understand using the David Silver ones if you are going for a stock appearance otherwise another option would be to contact Nils about the Ikon shocks.
Yes i know shipping to SA could be a deal breaker.

Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Thanks for your feedback Steve. The Ikon shocks are quite a bit more expensive, so I think I will give the David Silver ones a try.

Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:51 am
by daves79x
On the other hand, you'd be getting shocks that actually work AND look good with the Ikon shocks. IOW, as always, you get what you pay for.


Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:19 pm
by Crazy Canuck
For something in between those two, I just bought a set of Hagon shocks and they really look well built,not cheap looking at all, unfortunately no experience on them yet as my bike isn't ready .....all in to my door in Canada for $300 Can.

Re: CBX rear shocks

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:01 am
by NobleHops

We do offer a couple of good options for the twin-shock CBX, plus another for the Prolink too.

The Ikon 76 series are classic twin-tube dampers, identical to the Koni that begat them. These are our super value shocks, at $280 for the pair, with chrome bodies and black powdercoat springs. Adding chrome springs for something more in keeping with the original shocks adds $70 to the cost of a pair. These are adjustable for preload using a three position ramped collar. We have a limited selection of alternate springs for the 76 series, but if a lighter or heavier spring is needed for your use of the bike, that is done at no cost. ... ts/76-4004

The flagship of the Ikon line is the multi-adjustable 7610. In fact these use the very same internal damper as the 76 series, but damping is adjustable over a range of 4 positions. Preload is the same - 3 position, ramped collar, easily adjusted with the supplied spanner. ... /7610-1413

These are also identical to the Koni that they are derived from. The 7610 has a wider range of appearance options as shown. We also have a wider selection of alternate springs on the 7610 for any needed fine tuning of that, also at no charge.

Related: The shock for the CB750s (7610-1296) is almost exactly 1 inch shorter than the CBX’ shock, uses the same springs, and bolts right up. We lowered a CBX very effectively with these shocks plus raising the fork tubes the same amount in the clamps. If you do this, you should also shorten the side stand in between the spring hook and the foot, by half that amount (1/2”). Like so the side stand will still come to rest on the rubber stopper and the bike will lean very safely and correctly when the lowered bike is parked.

For the Prolink bikes we have a fully modern floating piston gas charged shock that is excellent. I have one on my own Prolink and it is superb: ... k-absorber

All Ikon shocks carry a 1 year warranty and are fully rebuildable. Happy to answer any questions about any of these products, anytime. Reach me at RestoCycle, link below.


Nils Menten
RestoCycle LLC
Ikon Shocks USA