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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2014 - 07:24 PM

I was browsing Craigslist last week and sent a fella an email who had a 1970 rokon mark 3 for sale or trade for a big garden tractor. These bikes are the kings of trail rides. Huge tires 8hp and 2 WHEEL DRIVE!

Traded straight up. We have 1200 in the King and this bike is worth more but only to the right person. We are quite happy with this trade and will probably keep the bike as a toy.

We are meeting him next week to make the swap. It will be a fun toy to play with and see more use than the tractor. We have a lot of vintage bikes that we collect as well.



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 07:38 PM

I seen that on there pretty neat haha


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Posted July 24, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Those single row tractor tires work great going in a straight line in the snow but not so good when you lean into a turn and then you will never see a bike kick out from under you so fast.

 

I picked up a 69 years ago for $700 and sold it to a collector in the United Kingdom for $4275.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 06:03 AM

Very nice! I've never seen one of those bikes locally.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 07:33 AM

Did you see on Cafe Racer where this builder took a Rokon and made it into a Cafe bike?  Pretty cool.  Have fun with it.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 08:53 AM

There was also an episode of Pawn Stars where they had a Rokon restored by Rick's Restoration and cost several thousand $$.
They took it out to the desert where it proved to not be in its element.
I think the one you traded for was at the Portland spring swap meet for sale.

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Posted July 26, 2014 - 09:25 PM

I guess I did have the UT620HV brochure which should be very similar to the one you have.Now you know what attachments to gather up.



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Posted July 26, 2014 - 09:26 PM

I guess I did have the UT620HV brochure which should be very similar to the one you have.Now you know what attachments to gather up.

 

Posted in the wrong place but I can't cancel.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 06:45 AM

The 670 and 850 brochure is here in our manuals section.
http://gardentractor...03-mototractor/
Neat machine.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Those are cool.

 

Alan and Ton found one of the Rokons in a storage rental they bought. They tried to get $4/k out of it, but sold it and two "net cannons"  for $10 grand. 



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Posted July 27, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Those are cool.

Alan and Ton found one of the Rokons in a storage rental they bought. They tried to get $4/k out of it, but sold it and two "net cannons" for $10 grand.

I'd say this bike is worth 2k to 2.5k. Pawn Stars and those shows are all rigged. But they skew the prices. One still can't find a good price on a Lil Indian minibike because of Pawn stars staying it was worth 10,000 dollars.

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Posted July 27, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Yea, I agree.

Rick on America Restoration did that David Bradley two wheeler with a custom people trailer and it costs $12,000. Ridiculous. 



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Posted July 27, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Yea, I agree.
Rick on America Restoration did that David Bradley two wheeler with a custom people trailer and it costs $12,000. Ridiculous.

And it raises the prices up for those of us that do collect the things they sell and make every uneducated person who has one think they have a gold mine!

They sold a rupp minibike for way too much money. Before they sold for 500 to 1000 after the show people want 5000 for a parts bike. Took 2 years for prices to calm down.

I guy on another forum I frequent was actually on the Alan and Ton one. He "bought" a bonanza minibike. He said everything was scripted. They told him the offer. His counter off their counter offer the banter. Everything. He never actually "bought" the bike. I seen the show and have met him at a minibike event and he wasn't lieing about being on the show

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Posted July 28, 2014 - 10:09 AM

I bought my Rokon from a friend with intentions or reselling it and I told him so before I bought it.He bought it new in 1969 and used it very little.I seen they were selling on Ebay for around $1200 at the times so that is what I expected to get for it.This was about ten years ago.It kept going up and up in price and I got some nice offers to sell if i took it off Ebay but I stuck out the auction and ended up getting $4275.

 

I thought it was a scammer when I seen where the winning bidder was located but he contacted me right away stating that he was a collector and wanted the bike.It took a little doing to figure out payment but he ended up having a friend from Texas send a cashiers check for the amount plus $75 for a crate and I waited ten days for the check to clear and then sent it to Texas in which he arranged and paid for the shipping.It then got air shipped to the United Kingdom which I think took six weeks  to arrive.I asked him what the shipping cost was and he was going to get back to me but never did.

 

I got on the Rokon site and they were having a nice discussion about the auction.Apparently there is another early Rokon owner who has a Rokon still in the original crate and has never been unpacked.



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Posted July 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The one I am getting serial number shows its a 1970.

 

I've been doing a ton of research on these.  I don't know a whole lot about them really. 

 

I am excited to get it, the guy is supposed to be meeting up with my Dad this week.

 

I told him to tell the guy getting the PK to check out this forum for information.  He wants to tractor to do some plowing and stuff with it.


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