Always wear an approved motorcycle helmet that fits properly, eye protection (goggles or face shield), gloves, sturdy boots, long sleeve shirt, jacket and pants while operating a ROKON.
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating a ROKON.
The ROKON is a go slow vehicle. Never operate at speeds too fast for your skills or the conditions. Always operate at a speed that is appropriate for the terrain, visibility, operating conditions, and your experience.
DANGER-SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT! Never attempt wheelies, jumps or other stunts of any kind while operating a ROKON.
Always keep both hands on the handlebars during operation.
Always go slow and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert to changing terrain conditions when operating a ROKON.
Never operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you have learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the ROKON on such terrain.
Never operate on hills too steep for the ROKON or for your abilities. Never exceed a 60% grade (or 31 degrees). Practice on smaller hills before attempting larger hills.
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight forward when on an incline.
Always follow proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this manual on pages 9 and 10. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight rearward. Never go down a hill at high speed. Shift into 1st range and keep the torque converter engaged for engine braking as described on page 9 in this manual. Use the rear brake only in down hill corners. Apply the rear brake before the front brake when going straight down.
Always maintain proper tire pressure.
Never modify your ROKON. Use only ROKON parts. Follow instructions, and properly install ROKON parts.
WARNING: Potential bodily injury. Never operate a ROKON without the chain guards and side covers in place and securely attached with all fasteners properly tightened.
Never exceed the stated load capacity. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions in this manual for carrying cargo or pulling a trailer. Be careful to allow greater distances for braking when carrying cargo or operating with a trailer.
Read your engine manual completely and follow all safety instructions.
WARNING: Potential Hazard- Improper Handling of Gasoline can catch fire and you could be burned.
Always turn off the engine when refueling. Do not refuel right after the engine has been running and is still very hot. Do not spill gasoline on the engine or exhaust pipe/muffl er when refueling. Never refuel while smoking, or while in the vicinity of sparks, open fl ames or other sources of ignition such as the pilot lights of water heaters and clothes dryers. When transporting the machine in another vehicle be sure that it is kept upright and that the fuel cock is in the “OFF” position (see page 6 of manual). Otherwise, fuel may leak out of the carburetor and fl ood the engine.
Gasoline is poisonous and can cause injuries. If you should swallow some gasoline or inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get some gasoline in your eyes, see your doctor immediately. If gasoline spills on your skin, wash with soap and water. If gasoline spills on your clothes, change your clothes.
WARNING Potential Hazard- Starting or running the engine in a closed area.
Exhaust fumes are poisonous and may cause loss of consciousness and death within a short time. Always operate your machine in an area with adequate ventilation.