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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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    New, not square and hard tires always feel great.
    Kent Christensen
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    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!
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    Brad D. - Member #105766
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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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