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I've been scrounging the internet looking at farm bikes, military bikes, third world freight hauling bikes or anything which might be a source for ideas applicable to the TW. Add your faves to the pile if you wanna.



First up, the Honda Motra. Only made for 2 years in the '80's and sold only in the Japanese market. Check out the top view. This little thing was all rack. Stick your Ruckus:



http://my.reset.jp/~inu/ProductsDataBase/Products/HONDA/MOTRA/MOTRA.htm



Anything ever made by Rokon, now or ever. Two wheel drive. Wheels that held extra water and fuel. It even floats:



http://www.rokon.com/products/trailbrkr.htm
 

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Hi-lo definitely on the list of requirements. Makes the tiny, mighty, even a CT90. Gizmow's dual sprocket setups got this wired, short of an actual hi-low box.
 

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Hi-low definitely on the list. Makes the tiny, mighty, even a CT90. Gizmow's dual sprocket setups got this wired, short of an actual hi-low box.
Thanks for the link, the Motra is another bike I'd love to have! Rokon's are amazing machines, one of these days ...
 

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Yep Rokons are cool. I keep threatening my dad, that I'm going to buy him one and make him ride around Inverness or his cabin along the Scott River. I periodically remember them and search multiple venues while day dreaming at work.

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That Shineray GY-7 is another nice one, be great for all the 7 feet tall people out there. At 5'5'' I'll stick with the T Dub, I hope real trail bikes make a comeback for us slow guys.
 

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The leaf spring seat is the "suspension". That thing is cool.



Can't find any info on Ronnydog's Farmbyke. Interesting trailer hitch and a "proper" suspension.
 

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More stuff:



http://users.infoconex.com/~ramrod/tgland.htm



So far I've found a couple of old designs which mounted the shock at the rear of the swingarm/trailer hitch. Leaves lots of room for a serious battery, tool kit and honkin' air cleaner, as do twin shocks.



The Callender story is interesting. Buried by his own gummint and Suzuki. Strange bedfellows. Not unlike the manner in which inovation and startups are being discouraged by the "new religion" throughout the world today.



More sordid details:



http://www.pukeariki.com/Research/TaranakiResearchCentre/TaranakiStories/TaranakiStory/id/519/title/johnny-callender-and-the-mountain-goat.aspx



Rokon Military trials. This one's about the floating feature. Several Rokon vids on youtube:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=zotVS4w1uQI
 

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Rokons will float. Themselves. Barely. Fill the tank hubs with water or fuel, and they sink. You will not sit and paddle across a creek.
 

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Apparently, I shouldn't have thrown my old atc90 in the garbage. Seems as though it would've had a second life if I would have been more "MacGyver" thinking back then. Maybe I should be on the lookout on the local craigs as I remember seeing some old 3 wheelers recently. If I can make a camera chest mount out of an old plastic waste bucket, surely I have the know-how to convert a 3 into a 2 wheel something.
 

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Clever rear linkage for keep the tandems on the ground. You could take the whole fandamily along on that thing.
 
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