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Old 05-29-2012, 12:13 PM
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How much fuel could you carry with one of those, tank and wheels?
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Growing up in Mississippi, I always wanted one of those Rokons to go to the river with. It sucked carrying a tacklebox and rod/reels on a YZ100! That Rokon would have been awesome!

With the optional paddle kit you could have floated across "Ol' Miss".
This is an old promo pic from the early 60's. The guy standing in the water is the founder of the company that became Rokon.

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How much fuel could you carry with one of those, tank and wheels?
My tank is just under 2.5 gallons and the rims are 4.5 each so; 11.5.
The modern tank is just a little smaller and the 12" rims are 2.5 G ea.
I think my butt would give out way before the gas supply was gone.

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:21 PM
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I found this one for sale near me. Thought about looking at it but I really have no use for it, I already have a 72 fat tire RV90 Suzuki for a conversation piece.

ROKON TRAILBLAZER - Alberta Motorcycles For Sale - Kijiji Alberta Canada.
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My tank is just under 2.5 gallons and the rims are 4.5 each so; 11.5.
The modern tank is just a little smaller and the 12" rims are 2.5 G ea.
I think my butt would give out way before the gas supply was gone.
So guessing 50 miles per gallon, 575 miles, at a max speed of 30 mph, you'd have 18 hours monkey butt right there.
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I would think you might need pontoons on your feet if you tried to float one of those!
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I would think you might need pontoons on your feet if you tried to float one of those!
They will float a person on their side. You would have to pay attention to the intake, I'm sure. Usually, the hard core guys just walk them across water that is only 3 - 4 feet deep. The really hard-core back country fishermen tow their small jon boats and canoes to the shore of a lake; then lash the Trail-Breaker to the side in an upright position. Once on the other side the bike gets you way back in there.
Living just outside of the sea (cesspool?) of humanity known as Los Angeles, the notion of doing something like that sounds pretty appealing to me......
I like your idea of pontoons.
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Looking really sweet since the last time I saw it (post # 20) but I must say .......Those damn bars have got to go!!!! They look like they came off of Judy Hamiltons old "Girls" Schwinn!!! (Sorry!!!)
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Looking really sweet since the last time I saw it (post # 20) but I must say .......Those damn bars have got to go!!!! They look like they came off of Judy Hamiltons old "Girls" Schwinn!!! (Sorry!!!)
I don't know what those bars came off of. I got them from a barrel o' bars at the MC junkyard in East AV. I grabbed them for a couple of reasons. First- they came with 2" risers/setback clamps which I wanted. And second- take a gander at Trailbreaker #2 being ridden by the original inventor, Charlie Fehn.

Charlie's bars look pretty similar to the ones I found at the boneyard. We'll see how they work.
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Terrific!
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I had fabbing plans for today but when I looked outside this morning, a voice said, "It's a spray day". I shot everything that was ready for paint, and still got to do some frame work after lunch.

This was just the first base coat of a desert cammo scheme.
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I would steal the pickup. Or Floyd would. He has an F5 Ford flatbed that showed up last winter. I looked up while I was welding something under the tanker and he rolled into the yard with a 61 international pickup on the flatbed. I left before hearing about that one. Voicemail says he filed the points and it started.
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What size of Maxxis tires are you putting on your Rokon?
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What size of Maxxis tires are you putting on your Rokon?
15 X 8", 26" tall. They will be a bit shorter than the Goodyear Sure Grips but I wanted the clearance to run a front fender.
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I saw the pic of the new rubber!! "Holy bear claws bat man" they should provide a nice GRAB!!! Sweet lookin tread! What's the damage on a set of those beasties??
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I saw the pic of the new rubber!! "Holy bear claws bat man" they should provide a nice GRAB!!! Sweet lookin tread! What's the damage on a set of those beasties??
They're just over a buck each. Not bad for 6 ply radials. Rocky Mtn ATV has free shipping at some price threshold which I apparently met. I'm going to run tubes in them. In 1963, I don't think Nethercutt was thinking there would ever be tubeless motorcycle tires when he made these rims.

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Let's see. Where'd all those parts go that I painted and hung on the back wall?
I put the secondary color and accents on most of the parts yesterday. I wasn't completely ready to paint but I need the rubber mounted on the rims for some figuring and final fabbing on the frame. I didn't want to paint the rims after putting the tires on so it was time to start shooting. It will all get a coat or two of matte clear in a couple weeks.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:52 PM
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Looking great, when you get er done bring er to TN and try it out. Love to have one I think they be cool.
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Everything got two coats of flat clear and I got the rubber on the rims this weekend. I've never worked with flat clear. Once it dries it almost disappears. The pot life is shorter than usual too. Once you mix the catalyst in, set your alarm because you best be cleaning the gun with MEK in 30 minutes.
The last two things to make will be the rear miter relocation mounts and something to mount the rear brake caliper to. I had to have a complete rear wheel to get the sprocket alignment right on.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:47 AM
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LOOKING GOOD!

I really like the treads, I didnt think they would look that good in your first pic unmounted, but now that hey are on the rims
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Man I can't wait to see this when its all said and done!
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Man I can't wait to see this when its all said and done!
Me too!
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