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I'm going to get a little silly here and say it's probably not that ridiculously expensive if you think about it. Believe they had a very short production life (this particular version) and it has THREE MILES ON IT!! :clap: I like all of it! :thumbsup:

 

 

Pat

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Pappy35

If I had the money I would buy it in a second. OMG I loved those CBXs!

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Chris K

It looks like list price for the ABS model is $ 4389. Quite a mark up!

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Dennis Andress

... Darn, the Gerbings was already sold.

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Traveler1
You got lucky, get the best, WarmNSafe.

https://www.warmnsafe.com/

 

Thanks for posting the warm & safe website. I ordered some stuff from Powerlet and really got screwed over. Still don't have the stuff or my money back. Just placed an order with warm & safe. Thanks again.

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TEWKS
You got lucky, get the best, WarmNSafe.

https://www.warmnsafe.com/

 

Agree, while I like my Gerbring's jacket, I had to send it back three different times for burns I received from hot spots in the wiring. Now I think the new stuff from Gerbring has the "hot spot" issue worked out, I will still try a different brand next time.

 

Pat

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szurszewski
You got lucky, get the best, WarmNSafe.

https://www.warmnsafe.com/

 

Thanks for posting the warm & safe website. I ordered some stuff from Powerlet and really got screwed over. Still don't have the stuff or my money back. Just placed an order with warm & safe. Thanks again.

 

Thor - sorry to hear that! There are at least two threads on this issue on ADV (just saw one in the “new posts” list a few minutes ago, so it’s an active topic!). Conclusion seems to be that despite Powerlet being out of business their website is still up and taking orders/processing payments!

 

A few inmates have posted positive outcomes getting PayPal and credit card companies to refund the money - hopefully you can do the same. Let me know if you want a link to those new threads.

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Jerry Duke

Be sure and get the ADV 20% discount.

Also, check out their new heated baselayer. Looks like a pullover so should fit snugger. Not sure if it warms any better or worse but looks to be a lot less bulky.

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Traveler1
You got lucky, get the best, WarmNSafe.

https://www.warmnsafe.com/

 

Thanks for posting the warm & safe website. I ordered some stuff from Powerlet and really got screwed over. Still don't have the stuff or my money back. Just placed an order with warm & safe. Thanks again.

 

Thor - sorry to hear that! There are at least two threads on this issue on ADV (just saw one in the “new posts” list a few minutes ago, so it’s an active topic!). Conclusion seems to be that despite Powerlet being out of business their website is still up and taking orders/processing payments!

 

A few inmates have posted positive outcomes getting PayPal and credit card companies to refund the money - hopefully you can do the same. Let me know if you want a link to those new threads.

 

Just checked out ADV. Thanks for the heads up. I'll see what PayPal can do. Surprised they haven't put a stop to payments to Powerlet. Thanks again, Thor

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Bud

Hurry, won't last long at this price.

 

To everyone who says they always wanted one, time to pay up and buy!!!!

 

 

1989 Bumblebee

 

 

 

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Jerry Duke

Looks nice, price is good too.

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LBump

Yep... it's a clean one owner bike that has been looked after since day one. And that was 190K miles ago.

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beemerboy

If I could only find panniers and heated grips to go with THIS

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beemerboy
Hurry, won't last long at this price.

 

To everyone who says they always wanted one, time to pay up and buy!!!!

 

 

1989 Bumblebee

 

 

 

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This is in my own back yard. Hmmmmm.......

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elkroeger

I always thought that if you owned a Rokon, you kindof had an obligation to home brew your own accessories (and pretty much anything goes!).

 

You say you want panniers?

 

Ammo cans? Sweet!.

Square plastic buckets? Only thing better is an ammo can!

Shopping baskets? Yeah, they're free and sized just right.

Ice chests? Hey, it's a two-fer!

Laundry baskets? Oh, you're going cross country?

Couple of old lawnmower grass bags? Pretty ghetto, but I get where you're going.

Cardboard boxes / duct tape? Lets do this tomorrow, when you're sober.

 

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beemerboy
I always thought that if you owned a Rokon, you kindof had an obligation to home brew your own accessories (and pretty much anything goes!).

 

I think of the Rokon as the vehicle of choice in a post-apocalyptic world.

 

You say you want panniers?

 

Ammo cans? Sweet!. No thanks, that's something Edd would use for panniers (think back to the green Kawasaki Versys he used to ride....)

Square plastic buckets? Only thing better is an ammo can! Same as above.

Shopping baskets? Yeah, they're free and sized just right. Naaaa, that's what cheap-a$$ KLR riders use and I don't EVER want to be associated with that crowd.

Ice chests? Hey, it's a two-fer! Nope, BUD has them on his bike.

Laundry baskets? Oh, you're going cross country? Same as above for the KLR and very popular in third world countries where they're called "BUD Specials!"

Couple of old lawnmower grass bags? Pretty ghetto, but I get where you're going. This makes me think about Fernando because, well, he's pretty thrifty!

Cardboard boxes / duct tape? Lets do this tomorrow, when you're sober. Another FB approach.

 

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Bud
:rofl:

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eddd
I always thought that if you owned a Rokon, you kindof had an obligation to home brew your own accessories (and pretty much anything goes!).

 

I think of the Rokon as the vehicle of choice in a post-apocalyptic world.

 

You say you want panniers?

 

Ammo cans? Sweet!. No thanks, that's something Edd would use for panniers (think back to the green Kawasaki Versys he used to ride....)

Square plastic buckets? Only thing better is an ammo can! Same as above.

Shopping baskets? Yeah, they're free and sized just right. Naaaa, that's what cheap-a$$ KLR riders use and I don't EVER want to be associated with that crowd.

Ice chests? Hey, it's a two-fer! Nope, BUD has them on his bike.

Laundry baskets? Oh, you're going cross country? Same as above for the KLR and very popular in third world countries where they're called "BUD Specials!"

Couple of old lawnmower grass bags? Pretty ghetto, but I get where you're going. This makes me think about Fernando because, well, he's pretty thrifty!

Cardboard boxes / duct tape? Lets do this tomorrow, when you're sober. Another FB approach.

 

I did not use ammo cans. If you look closely at the picture you can see that I had mounted up an early Givi prototype.

 

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Bud

Love the front panniers.

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Jerry Duke

Is that the new Schuberth helmet??

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beemerboy

Boy, talk about something very unusual. How would a buyer title this little 2-smoke cafe bike??

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szurszewski

Call one of the many JDM import shops that are all over now, or they guys that import all the Land Rovers - I think being 25+ years old is key, and maybe also not offered here - but I don’t have any more details in my brain.

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Bill_Walker
If I could only find panniers and heated grips to go with THIS

 

You can buy a brand new one for only $7575, and it hasn't changed that much. Rokon Trail-Breaker

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elkroeger
Boy, talk about something very unusual. How would a buyer title this little 2-smoke cafe bike??

 

It would appear (judging by the background in the photos) that little two-smoke is at Mountain Bus Werks, a shop that specializes in VW Vanagons...

 

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Bud

Wow, twins!

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eddd

 

Not sure I'd want to buy a bike from someone who uses Armor All on the business side of their tires :dopeslap:...but then...there is that lovely seat. :ohboy:

 

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elkroeger

Good grief! I feel sorry for the unsuspecting sap that test rides that...

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Skywagon

They stopped making them because Vance Hines couldn't figure out how to make them louder. As the ad says they had tillers for steering. First one I've seen with a wheel.

 

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eddd

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Good looking scoot. Seems like a good deal.

 

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Jerry Duke

Someone please correct me on this. A riding buddy told me all water cooled R bikes have to have the engine removed and the engine split in half to replace the alternator.

Surely, (not Shirley) this can't be true.

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TEWKS

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Oh, that $ound$ Me$$y! :(

 

Pat

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Pappy35
Someone please correct me on this. A riding buddy told me all water cooled R bikes have to have the engine removed and the engine split in half to replace the alternator.

Surely, (not Shirley) this can't be true.

 

Yes. This is true and is the main reason I opted for used Camhead ('10-'13) rather than a used Wehead. Granted that the Camhead clutch is a pain to replace, they tend to give some notice that they are dying. Alternator/Stators are infested with electrical gremlins and could fail suddenly and without warning. Let's not even bring up how much the parts cost (something like $1,500 + labor if you can't do it yourself. An alternator failure on a Wehead RT is $2,500 job if out of warranty.

 

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elkroeger

That looks like a lawnmower style pull cord on the side of that diesel....

 

You did say ---unique---, now didn't you?

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szurszewski
That looks like a lawnmower style pull cord on the side of that diesel....

 

You did say ---unique---, now didn't you?

 

Mentions that in the ad. Reminded me of an oilhead engine someone posted here a while back -

I think it was being used as a water pump and featured a pull start.

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powwow

With diesel compression, I can't imagine the pull it would take to start the thing!

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Bud

Compression release!

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powwow
Compression release!

 

I would hope!! :-)

 

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Bud

We had Yanmar engines in our sailboats and with the compression relief you could hand crank it.

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mwood7800

Would be cool if it had more than 9 hp

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eddd

 

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Good looking classic.

 

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TEWKS

That's a nice one, Ed. Low mileage & reasonably priced. :thumbsup:

 

Pat

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