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Several years ago, I installed a complete set of Koni shocks on my R69S. Without thinking, I put them on the harder setting, and on anything rougher than a table top, the bike rides like a hay truck. I'm not going racing, so I've decided to devote a day to resetting them. Can someone remind me of the adjustment procedure? As I recall, one compresses the shock and turns it clockwise to find the stiffer setting, and does the reverse --counter-clockwise-- for the softer position. Does that compute?

(While I'm at it, I will probably also replace the donuts and silent blocks.)

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What is the Koni shock model

What is the Koni shock model number?

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Shock model number

About the model number, I have no idea. I'll know after I do the disassembly. In a former life, these are the ones that were routinely sold as /2 replacements.

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Now that hay truck, is that

Now that hay truck, is that the one that is fully loaded going through the alfalfa field? Refresh my memory. Its been about 50 yrs. since riding one of those.

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That's the hay truck...

and I'm still sneezing 50 years later.

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Adjusting Koni Shocks

Jon, Did you ever get the info on how to adjust the Koni's? I am thinking of buying some, and am worried they may be too stiff. I want something former than stock, but nit too harsh. I am looking at Ikon's which I believe are same as the old Koni's?? Any comments or suggestions?

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Jack

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Koni Shock Adjustment

The genuine Koni Shock Numbers are as follows .
Front 76 - 1290
Rear 76C - 1291
I have a Brand new set that I bought many years ago when restoring my 1961 R69S and never fitted them . Instead retaining the original Boge units which I still have on the bike today .I think Ikons come from Australia as I use them on my Yamaha Historic racers .

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