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Offline Skoti

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CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:41:06 AM »
After only few summer seasons and not that many miles my new shockers failed, just replaced them with Ikons and now my CB750 F1 seems like a magic carpet in comparison to the last shockers (before they failed).

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/19Z7J2ZBX4GEyStA9
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 09:11:55 AM »
Shocking indeed these sellers are selling us cheap shit and getting very rich from it


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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 09:30:38 AM »
I hate them and he should be called Dick Turpin.
It shows how much they are making when it is cheaper to buy from Yamiya pay the postage and import duties.
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 09:48:10 AM »
Actually the shockers listed here on ebay look remarkably similar to my ones that just failed (although they are 3 times cheaper than what I originally paid)!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEC-Rear-Chrome-Shock-Absorbers-Honda-CB750-K0-7-F1-2-SOHC-2a-m23/282558572823?epid=12004691508&hash=item41c9cda917:g:UfgAAOSwRoxXm0Wc
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 10:02:36 AM »
We use TEC shocks on all our old Hondas. Excellent quality and VFM.
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 10:12:05 AM »
We use TEC shocks on all our old Hondas. Excellent quality and VFM.
Plus one Tec shocks
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 10:38:28 AM »
Certainly I wouldn't grumble if I'd originally paid the TEC price for my failed shockers as normally you only get what you pay for regarding quality.

I'm pleased to note the Ikon shockers are fully serviceable with all the internal parts readily available.
Although the Ikons are expensive hopefully the quality will remain long after the price is forgotten.   
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 11:01:45 AM »
We use TEC shocks on all our old Hondas. Excellent quality and VFM.
Plus one Tec shocks

 I fitted TEC shocks to the little YAM,very good,and will fit them to the CB200,my original 500 shocks are still looking and working well
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 11:06:52 AM »
Some interesting comments over on the Triumph forum regarding TEC shockers:

https://www.triumphrat.net/air-cooled-twins-technical-talk/745994-tec-shocks-experience-2.html
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 12:43:15 PM »
Never had any issues with quality on any TEC shocks. I fitted TEC's to my CB400/4 over 3 years ago and they are still perfect, chrome is good, no sign of rubbing anywhere and they give a great ride. I had Hagons fitted before the TEC's, nightmare, never again. When OEM shocks are not available I think TEC's are a fantastic alternative in both performance and looks, that's why we fit them to all our SOHC's. Also, having read through some of the posts on the link you gave, it doesn't sound like anyone actually spoke to Matthew Milburn at TEC about the issues, shame, as he is one of the most helpful and understanding people in the bike spares market.
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 12:50:25 PM »
Never had any issues with quality on any TEC shocks. I fitted TEC's to my CB400/4 over 3 years ago and they are still perfect, chrome is good, no sign of rubbing anywhere and they give a great ride. I had Hagons fitted before the TEC's, nightmare, never again. When OEM shocks are not available I think TEC's are a fantastic alternative in both performance and looks, that's why we fit them to all our SOHC's. Also, having read through some of the posts on the link you gave, it doesn't sound like anyone actually spoke to Matthew Milburn at TEC about the issues, shame, as he is one of the most helpful and understanding people in the bike spares market.

Tec fitted on all 5 of my restorations and no issues to report (touch wood) ;)
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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 01:21:37 PM »
Have used TEC shocks for years now, but not the gas type. Fitted to 8 bikes that i own and one of those bikes has done 23.000 miles with TEC shocks fitted and still going strong  ;)
TEC are not the same ones as Sliver  ::)

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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 01:58:03 PM »
I'm always amazed at different peoples experiences with the same products, one mans meat is another mans poison seems to be true.
Will have to put this thread in the memory bank in case I ever restart my F2 project, mind you the Hagons I fitted to my F1 in 2007 are still going strong and look like new, maybe the luck of the draw, who knows.

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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
Hagons are usually a safe bet often pricey though
I have tec shocks for a project bike but can't comment as I have not used them
I had a hagon mono shock as a replacement on a bike of mine it made the bike harder and totally altered the back end from standard not In a good way
I never realised how much suspension makes a difference

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Re: CB750 F1 Shocking news. (photos)
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 06:30:46 PM »
My ZZR1100D3's rear shock has just failed (leaking) and I'm just looking at replacement - was considering Hagon but in light of what Pete has just said, might look at YSS or have my standard rebuilt (about £130 I think)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/YSS-REAR-SHOCK-KAWASAKI-ZZR-1100-1993-2001-SHOCK-ABSORBER-503/152944967268?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
I have just fitted Hagon to the CR and will feedback when on the road in few weeks (got them new on an ebay auction for about £60)
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