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Rokon questions

I posted the same questions on the Rocky Mountain Forum but since these are made out in your direction I thought I would ask on this forum:

Can anyone provide thoughts about the Rokon? I have only seen them via the web site and don't know anyone who has one. Are they worth the $$? Reliability? Ease of maintainence?

ANY feedback would be appreciated! I am on the fence about buying one.

Thanks!

dwomer in Denver

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Rokon questions

ok, I'll bite........... What the heck is a Rokon?

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Rokon questions

have a look:

http://rokon.com/

An alternative to an ATV. Just looking for info.

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Rokon questions

I haven't actually had a Rokon myself however a good friend of mine has. In his opinion he felt it wasn't worth the $$ he found it a little cumbersome for a two wheel vehicle, he also felt that the quad he owned previously worked better when it came to carrying equipment and a passenger.

So I would say if it is going to serve all of your needs then maybe it's a good fit.

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Rokon questions

Still debating on whether or not to get one. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Rokon questions
dwomer wrote:
I posted the same questions on the Rocky Mountain Forum but since these are made out in your direction I thought I would ask on this forum:

Can anyone provide thoughts about the Rokon? I have only seen them via the web site and don't know anyone who has one. Are they worth the $$? Reliability? Ease of maintainence?

ANY feedback would be appreciated! I am on the fence about buying one.

Thanks!

dwomer in Denver

Ok dwormer, I may have some insite, I own and ride "a lot" a 2006
Trail-Breaker by Rokon.
1st. What do you want to do? If you just want to trail ride? Buy a Yamaha
225cc. with the big fat tires, or some other med. size enduro. If you are stick-
ing to fire trails? buy a Suzuki Samurai.
If you want to go places, ie. like a deer trails, across a hill side, a steep
incline, all - "with out tearing up the mountain"? Rokon wins.
Mine will cross logs up to 2ft around - no problem.
Mine will crawl through a streem 3ft.down, 2ft. across, 3ft. straight up.
Mine will carry 4 extra galons of gas - no problem.
'' '' '' 4 gallons of fresh water - no problem.
'' '' '' 40lbs of gear, me, my wife - no problem.
You just have to go slow, top speed is about 25 fully loaded on a flat road.
You can cross a field of grass and not leave a trail, like a motor cycle's
rear tire will.
You can pull you harvested deer a long way "I use a rool up sled".
Very simple machine, lots of easy fixes "if you need to"
Kern Rokon has about some of the best info on line.
"It's worth the money if you want to go places most folks won't"
"ride it like a mule not a motor-cycle" and it will go out and come
back from distant places. Ther you go: Green Rider

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Re: Rokon questions

If you remember days past the old tote goat or trailbreaker bikes, the big knobby wheeled metal frame bikes with the rectangular seat you saw as a kid, these are the newer versions of the same thing.

My husband and I each have a Rokon in Colorado, the only two I have ever seen here. We love them, they will climb just about anything, and there hasn't been anywhere we can't go. The biggest thing for me is balance, as I am a little on the vertically challenged side, and sometimes have a hard time catching the bike before I tip over, but it isn't a big deal, just pick it back up again and go. We have been places that an ATV could NEVER go, I have one of those too, and have tried it. Basically, if you can walk it, and sometimes if you can't walk it, you can Rokon it. We call them our little mountain goats. We get a lot of stares, but we have a lot of fun with them, and they both fit in the back of the truck, hook on the camper, we are gone. Could get an elk out of just about anywhere.

They are a lot of fun and very reliable. Worth the $$$$$$$$$$$$. Yes they are a little slow, but they cook down the road pretty good. They are made for climbing, and it is just a slow, steady pace.

Hope this helps!!

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Back about 06 or so my dau

Back about 06 or so my dau came out from GA to hunt elk with me and  some guys off of Realtree forums. Nite before first  day it snowed a foot and continued thru the day. As we hunted way off the roads and trails a lot of the places we went we saw one track. I didnt say anything for most of day and soem time after lunch she says 'ok dad whats up with the one track, what the heck is that thing?'  I said honey thats a Rokon and sooner or later we'll run into him. She said she noticed that he went some places we didnt care to walk. I told thats a Rokon 2wd motorcycle. I seen them in magazines when I was a kid in the 50s. The next day while pwoering thru a giant mudhole ( it melted FAST overnight)  we saw the Rokon headed up a steep mtn side.

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