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Saw one of these today in a friend's workshop - he is restoring it for the owner. Never seen anything like it before - two wheel drive and seems quite complicated.

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seems a lot of places to get things caught up in. 😳

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Two whirling cogs, right under the seat. They might be perfectly safe, but a lot of chains turning. Belt drive - then chain final drive. The wheels are reserve petrol tanks.

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For utility, not pleasure, a bit like a two-wheeled Landrover.

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Some i believe the early ones had hodaka ( an american motorcycle brand ) two stroke engines from the wombat 125ccs , where as the latter ones had a koler engine. as in lawn mowrs rotavators etc. 

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If you look on youtube so one videos on them.  You can buy a new version of them. Not very fast but not much they won't get you through.

No suspension at all so don't look comfy for riding long distances.

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On 25/02/2019 at 16:28, Gordon R said:

I assumed the large tyres were classed as a suspension.

Have you ridden it yet gordon R ?

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My family's motorcycling days are over - youngest broke tib/ fib and shoulder blade - eldest broke his back - I got septicaemia and MRSA.

The bike was the same as the photo, but with bits missing. The Rokon was in a friend's workshop, when we called. I was after some welding on a KTM hub. Turns out it is magnesium and uneconomic to repair. Baz restores old motocross bikes mainly and actually makes frames and exhausts from scratch.

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On 28/02/2019 at 23:56, Gordon R said:

My family's motorcycling days are over - youngest broke tib/ fib and shoulder blade - eldest broke his back - I got septicaemia and MRSA.

The bike was the same as the photo, but with bits missing. The Rokon was in a friend's workshop, when we called. I was after some welding on a KTM hub. Turns out it is magnesium and uneconomic to repair. Baz restores old motocross bikes mainly and actually makes frames and exhausts from scratch.

That is fair enough Gordon R im sorry your biking days are over that must be a difficult one to acept.  Have you thought about perhaps Riding something like a old classic british bike, or european bike perhaps, rather than the more modern higher powered stuff. Just an idea to keep you in the game im thinking.

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I did consider an older bike - my last was a Cagiva Super Moto - but I wouldn't put my wife through the worry again. I came very close to death - an hour away according to the quack. I also got knocked off the bike a couple of times by car drivers. One complained I had my headlight on - after he emerged from a side street to wipe me out.

The standard of driving has deteriorated in the last decade - all age groups and genders. It just isn't safe enough for me to risk it. I have seriously considered trials bikes for me and the youngest - he keeps dropping broad hints. My problem was that I was a mediocre rider on trials and motocross bikes, whereas my lads were at expert level.

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2 minutes ago, Gordon R said:

I did consider an older bike - my last was a Cagiva Super Moto - but I wouldn't put my wife through the worry again. I came very close to death - an hour away according to the quack. I also got knocked off the bike a couple of times by car drivers. One complained I had my headlight on - after he emerged from a side street to wipe me out.

The standard of driving has deteriorated in the last decade - all age groups and genders. It just isn't safe enough for me to risk it. I have seriously considered trials bikes for me and the youngest - he keeps dropping broad hints. My problem was that I was a mediocre rider on trials and motocross bikes, whereas my lads were at expert level.

Blimey, how does that work? I can never understand why any Biker fails to have it on, surely any split second extra awareness by the car driver has got to be a good move.

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TIGHTCHOKE - I was at a loss as to why my headlight affected him. He didn't say it dazzled him - that was not possible. I asked what he was doing - not very politely, it has to be said - he replied "You had your headlight on", as if that passed as acceptable for him to hit me. We did not part on good terms. I was slightly hurt and feeling fed up - whereas he thought he had done nothing wrong.

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On ‎24‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 20:18, Gordon R said:

Saw one of these today in a friend's workshop - he is restoring it for the owner. Never seen anything like it before - two wheel drive and seems quite complicated.

rokon2.jpg

would this be for sale as it is I would be interseted

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On 04/03/2019 at 13:57, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Blimey, how does that work? I can never understand why any Biker fails to have it on, surely any split second extra awareness by the car driver has got to be a good move.

Headlights make you look further away than you really are on a bike, or so my Police instructor told me. Still a poor excuse though.

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On 04/03/2019 at 13:53, Gordon R said:

I did consider an older bike - my last was a Cagiva Super Moto - but I wouldn't put my wife through the worry again. I came very close to death - an hour away according to the quack. I also got knocked off the bike a couple of times by car drivers. One complained I had my headlight on - after he emerged from a side street to wipe me out.

The standard of driving has deteriorated in the last decade - all age groups and genders. It just isn't safe enough for me to risk it. I have seriously considered trials bikes for me and the youngest - he keeps dropping broad hints. My problem was that I was a mediocre rider on trials and motocross bikes, whereas my lads were at expert level.

Used to ride professionaly and watching the antics of drivers these days you would not catch me out on the streets two wheeled....even on a pushbike. Scary enough in a Land Rover  ...thinking about a Cow Catcher on mine.  My previous traIning saves me getting into an accident situation three or four times a week.  BUT, there again I watched a motorcyclist weaving between trucks on Thursday afternoon down the M6 and four or five times he came close to being mincemeat.  My old instructor at Stafford PoliceTraining School always said,

" DO NOT PUT THE MEAT IN THE SANDWICH"

Have visions of chains flying here and there on that bike. Had a couple on my old force Triumph at speed and it ain't funny.

Edited by Walker570

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47 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

I have visions of chains flying here and there on that bike. Had a couple on my old force Triumph at speed and it ain't funny.

I doubt if you would go fast enough on the Rokon for a chain to go flying, probably just drop irretrievably in the gloop.

On the only occasion (so far) that I lost a final drive chain, it dropped conveniently on to road with no other damage and fortunately I carried a spare split link.

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I lost a friend through exactly the same circumstances, a car driver pulling out of a minor road. He broad sided her at around 120mph. He was on a Police motor cycle course at the time.

Gordon, did they make a miniature bike called the Rocon 'Tommy,'  by any chance   ?

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No idea. I had never imagined such a bike existed until I saw one of these.

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