I found a rokon. It was in Fairbanks. I called on it, I was told that the bike was in good shape, it runs, and the only problem was it needed a little crack in the frame welded up. His qoute was "*hit yeah, this is a great bike, its good to go" The guy had 3 pictures of it on craigslist And it looked okay. I told him I would buy it and have a freind in fairbanks pick it up.
I should have probably had my freind look at it first! The thing was a total mess. Missing parts, parts that are on it are broken. The "little Crack" was multiple big cracks. When I first see it Im in shock that I was so blatantly lied too and that It looks like I need to do a total rebuild.
Hears how it looked when i got it.
I had to totally strip it. Luckily I have a neighbor that came over to see what i was doing and he offered to weld it back up for me. he did a great job on it. I painted the frame OD green and will probably do a woodland camo pattern.
While I had it apart I inspected all the major parts and the expensive stuff seems fine. Motor looks good, transmission looks good, Miter boxes good.
Still, with all the litte parts I had to get Im now up to 500 bucks in parts. Im not sure if the tailpipe is any good. If its not that will be another 300!
This thing is pretty neat. I had it totally dissasembled using only a handfull of wrenches and 2 screw drivers. And I did it in less than 6 hours. Im pretty confident in being able to fix this thing anywhere should it break down.
Most of my parts will arrive here next week so hopefully I will have it back together soon.