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Thread: 1978 R100/7 - WOW! What a difference!!

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    1978 R100/7 - WOW! What a difference!!

    I guess I had been so used to the "great" ride that I have been accustomed to. But recently I did two things that made a huge difference. I installed new IKON shocks on the rear, and new tires on both front and back wheels.

    I took the bike out last evening for the first time on any extended trip - about 50 miles. WOW - this was the smoothest, most enjoyable ride I have ever had.

    I can't think of ever doing anything so simple would make such a huge difference.

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    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
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    Mar 2003
    Albuquerque, NM
    New, not square and hard tires always feel great.
    Kent Christensen
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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    Minnesota Nice! braddog's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Twin Cities - MN
    I had exactly the same experience after new tires and IKON shocks on my '77 R100RS when I first got it back in 2000.

    Good for you, Jimmy, enjoy!
    Brad D. - Member #105766
    '77 R100RS - Black Beauty (big pipe, baby!)
    '94 R1100RS - Sylvia

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    Old Salt MEAirhd's Avatar
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    I'm preaching to the choir but......... DOUBLE WOW!!..........Just got back from my first ride with new Hagons on my R100T! Fan Fn Tastic!

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