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Rokon Trailbreaker

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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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