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Old 05-11-2005, 11:25 AM   #89
not2fast
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Joined: Jan 2004
Location: SE PA
Oddometer: 695
The Rokon 340 was also available in an Enduro form. Here the rope start was a negative as most East Coast enduros were 4 wide and dead engine start. There was not much room on the line to pull the rope without slugging the rider next to you. Most riders knew to give the Rokon boys lots of room but the newbies found out the hard way....

Many Rokons were done-in at deep water crossings. The drive belt would slip when it was soaked so getting out of a stream was difficult at best. I did not ride a Rokon but had my bike work done by a shop near Hamburg PA that sold them. They carried Rokon, Yankee, and Ossa.

The owner was a nice guy but wound up getting arrested for drug dealing. I'm sure there is a tie-in to the brand of bikes he sold and messing with pot.

Terry
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