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Koni dampers

Tom Gaynor

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Probably Maxton Engineering, in Cheshire. Koni are now marketed as Ikon, but I don't know where they are, or if they offer servicing. But I'm pretty sure Maxton do.
 

stumpy lord

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HI,
try this number 01252 516797 based in Camberly , up to a few years ago they repaired Konis, and may still do so. The number is a good one although there is no one their to answer it on a saterday after noon.
norman.
 

Comet Rider

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Update

Well, I've spoken to Maxton, and they wont help, as they didn't build the original damper.:(

I'm waiting to hear back from Ikon.....:confused:

Neil
 

Tom Gaynor

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Rebuilding Konis

Their policy might change later in the year when "the winter rush" of race bikes being prepared for next year dries up. However although I know that there are other people who will work on Koni shocks, and damping in general, I've never needed to find out exactly who and where they are because my Koni's DID come from Maxton.
(It might be work 'phoning Maxton again, and given that they won't refurb them, ask if they know anyone who will. I've found this approach works surprisingly often.)

Tom
Well, I've spoken to Maxton, and they wont help, as they didn't build the original damper.:(

I'm waiting to hear back from Ikon.....:confused:

Neil
 

Comet Rider

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Another quick update,

I've just heard back from Ikon, and the manufacturing date (Oct '95) falls within the cut off for sapres availability:D, and Norman Hyde will be receiving a package in the next few days:rolleyes:

Thanks all

Neil
 

Comet Rider

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The plot thickens, or is that sickens

Well good news and bad.

Firstly I had a long chat with Maxton, and the would be willing to build a new coil over damper unit, but not until June 2010.....:rolleyes:

Secondly I had a chat with Norman Hyde, and dads unit is FUBAR, as it seems the bushing has failed as well as the seals:mad:

So we're now waiting for Ikon to come back with a price on a new unit

Cheers
Neil
 

tonythecat

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Neil,

I had trouble with Koni last year, they were not helpful at all and denied that the damper ref. no. was one of theirs. So I changed to AVO, in fact I just ordered another one on Tuesday and it was delivered today cost inc carriage £80.50.

Tony
 

tonythecat

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Hi Neil,

Item No. TA100/075 Steel 5/8" Single Adjustable Tele. Poly. £80.50.

AVO UK LTD 01604 708101

You have to modify the top 'Eye' to fit, can be done with a hacksaw and a file but a buddy does them for me on his miller.

Jeff Bowen describes it well on p28 of MPH 657.

Tony
 
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Comet Rider

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Update from Norman Hyde

I received an email from Norman Hyde yesterday which tells me that IKON are still making the replacement damper for our Vin's.:D:D

The new damper is now made with a clear anodised aluminium body and a black painted top, to make them look much more like our originals, and YES they are still adjustable.:D

Cost in the UK will be £95.00 + P&P + VAT (remember it goes back up in Jan to 17.5%):rolleyes:

Still waiting for some other info to come in (I know that this person is a little busy at the moment)

Cheers
Neil
 

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