For complete Cleaning, Storage, and Transportation information, as well as other subjects, please refer to the 2019 Rokon Manual.
CLEANING, STORAGE, AND TRANSPORTATION
Cleaning – Keeping your ROKON clean is an essential part of periodic maintenance and can greatly extend the lifespan of your machine. Before cleaning your ROKON, be sure to cover your air filter or air cleaner housing to prevent moisture from entering your carburetor or combustion chamber.
Avoid the use of excessively high pressure nozzles or sprayers that can potentially cause damage to sensitive areas such as gasket seams, electrical connections, decals and gearbox vents. Do not spray high pressure water on drive chains. Rinse your machine thoroughly paying close attention to the bottom of the frame and the inside of the fenders. Use soapy, warm water on a clean sponge or brush to clean your ROKON. Rinse off and dry machine thoroughly using a clean terry cloth.
Standard automotive cleaner waxes can be used to polish painted surfaces and plastic fairings. Apply and remove wax according to manufactures recommendations. DO NOT leave excess wax buildup on plastic surfaces. Care must be taken to prevent wax from contacting decals, mud flaps, brake hoses and vinyl seat material. Avoid cleaners that are known to damage plastic and painted surfaces. DO NOT apply cosmetic cleaners of any kind to brake discs.
Seats can be cleaned with a light duty vinyl or leather cleaner. DO NOT use cleaners that leave an oily residue on seats, foot pegs or hand grips.
Storage – It’s important to ensure that your bike is stored correctly after each use. Make sure that your ROKON is clean and dry before storing. Store in a dry location, out of direct sunlight and free of invasive critters. Use a weatherproof cover if you intend to store your machine outdoors.
If you intend to store your machine for a period of 3 months or more, additional steps must be taken to ensure that is ready to use when removed from storage. Fill your fuel tank with fresh gasoline. Add a high quality fuel stabilizer that is rated for long term storage and helps prevent ethanol breakdown. Follow mixture instructions outlined by the manufacturer. Start and run your machine for a period of at least 15 minutes, this will ensure that fresh fuel and stabilizer has made its way into the carburetor. Once you have placed your ROKON in its storage location, shut off both fuel tank and carburetor fuel flow valves. Disconnect the negative battery lead, if machine will be stored in temperatures below 32 degrees, remove battery from bike entirely and store it in a climate controlled environment. NOTICE – DO NOT store battery on a bare concrete floor. Keep out of reach of children. It is recommended that you apply electrical tape over exposed battery terminals while in storage to prevent accidental arcing or discharging.
Transportation – When transporting your ROKON, care must be taken to prevent damage to the machine and ensure that it arrives at its destination safely.
If you are loading your ROKON into a pickup truck or van, use a ramp or set of ramps that were designed specifically for this purpose. NEVER use boards, blocks or other homemade devices for this task. Make sure the ramp you have selected has a rated capacity capable of handling the full weight of the machine and any accessories that may be installed. (See the Specifications section to determine the weight of your machine). WARNING DO NOT attempt to ride your bike up a loading ramp, place your machine in neutral and push it up the ramp. Get someone to assist you with this task if required. NOTICE Prior to transporting your ROKON, move the fuel valves on the fuel tank and carburetor to the “OFF” position to prevent engine flooding or hydro-locking.
When securing your machine down to the surface of a trailer, truck bed or cargo area; the use of ratchet straps, turnbuckles or lever binders is recommended. Cam buckles or “cinch straps” can also be used. TIP Use two binders on the front of your machine and two binders on the rear for best possible retention. Attach one end of each binding device to either inside corner of the handlebars and the other ends as low as possible on either side of the cargo deck. Tighten binders until the bike is in a fully upright position and suspension (if equipped) is compressed. Attach the ends of the remaining binders to the rear section of the frame and the other ends as low as possible on the cargo deck. Avoid pinching wiring and brake hoses with binding equipmet.
If you are using a “Wheel-Free” hitch tube carrier, follow the instructions provided to you by the manufacturer for loading and binding. NOTICE DO NOT exceed the rated capacity of the carrier or your vehicle.