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Who has rebuilt their own Icon Coils

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jjbeenken, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    jjbeenken

    jjbeenken [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hertz-Arc Audio-PPI-Image Dynamics-Pioneer F90BT-Icon Coils-AP UCA's-Dakar Springs-300 shot NOS!
    I have rebuilt and re-valved all kinds of motorcycle/atv shocks and forks. I'm getting ready to rebuild my Icons and am looking for oil capacity or levels. What weight oil? I Have the std travel and want to remove the spacer for an extended travel shock, I assume there is a shorter spacer to go in its place. For some reason this stuff is top secret. I called Icon and they were pretty hesitant to divulge any info. The only info I found online was on a set of DR's but there is no technical specs just a bunch of obvious pics of the internals. Any input would be appreciated!!
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    jjbeenken

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  3. May 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Just built a spring compressor, gettin ready to tear these things apart.
     
  4. May 18, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    yosh2000

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    nice! when you find out the oil kind and level, could you please pass on the info. my pass side is leaking oil and i plan on rebuilding mine before i move to denver. much appreciated!
     
  5. May 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    jjbeenken

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    Using 5wt Silkolene synthetic shock oil. You set the dividing piston with the piston shaft and fill all the way up with oil. There's a lot more to it but the rest is basic shock stuff. Some re-builders say its kind of a PITA.
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    08pretaco

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    It really is easy to do a rebuild. Gets a little tricky with resi's but nothing that should hinder your decision on doing the job yourself.
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Just disassembled my c/o's. One shock had a small screw come out of the shock piston and had been bouncing around for who know how long. The oil was cooked and nasty. 50k on the set. the other one looked good but the oil was nasty. Kinda pissed on the one shock. How how could that machine screw come out unless it was not installed properly. Going to make a new thread once done so I can show the whole process. Only because there isn't one. More to come.
     
  8. May 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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  9. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:05 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    so whats the average on how many miles you can put on a set of icon coilovers before they need to be recharged?
     
  10. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:23 AM
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    Anthony250

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    All depends how much you use them , DD or offroad heavily.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:29 AM
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    Im buying some used ones, off of a member on TW, he does go off road but im sure of the extent. If i do rebuilt them whats the best place to send them, ICON wants like 125 a per shock. Anybody else rebuild them for less?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    I just bought some racerunners 2.0 off a lady like yesterday and rebuilding them myself. Its easy. But i did find burnt black oil inside so its best to have them rebuilt whenever possible. I would say Down South Motosports. Or others usually ive seen $75 and under per shock.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    Ok thanks for the help :cool:
     
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