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Between cutting firewood, and gleaning the neighborhood citrus trees to give to the food bank, this is the first time I’ve had a chance to get out this month.

I decided Sunday would be a good day to prospect one of the many areas I have marked on my geology maps. This area caught my attention because of a nice fault line running through it, and also because of the various geological changes. It’s in a known gold district, but hasn’t seen very much activity (claim wise) over the years, so I figured maybe it’s time to give it a look see. There’s a producing gold mine about 1/2 mile NW of where my prospects are located. I’m thinking (hoping more like it) that maybe some of those veins from that mine (or possibly other unknown deposits) may have leached out in some of the areas I have marked to explore.

Anyway... here’s some video I shot of my day out... hope you all enjoy. Make sure to watch it in HD for the full effect. :thumbsupanim

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Nice video BB. I need to order a carb for mine. It runs well enough to go for short rides, but not good enough to trust for heading cross country. Next time I get it running good, it'll get a dose of Stabil...

Is yours a 2 stroke or 4 stroke? Mine's a 4 stroke and I've learned that if you're gonna let it sit any longer than a day, that you need to always shut your gas off and then let the motor die from lack of fuel. If left with the fuel on, the fuel gums up the jets which are about the thickness of a human hair. The gumming of the fuel causes it to not idle, or to run erratically. Rokons can be temperamental if you don't take care of them. Keep your carb clean, fuel and filters fresh, and you should have no problems.

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AZB that is a great video. Wish I had a Rokon so I could eat your trail dust.

Like your setup of equipment. Neat way to mount your GPS if that's what it was on the top of your ice chest.

Made me hungry when you showed a close up of that roast beef sandwich.

How many miles did you travel that day on the Rokon?

Loved the way you had the words at the bottom of the video.

WTG do more!

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Hey Don,

That orange thing on my lunchbox is a SPOT. My GPS is mounted on the left side handlebar. That day I traveled 12 miles roundtrip from where I park my truck to the prospect. I'll do more videos. I want to start getting more creative with actual shots of the Rokon climbing hills, traversing washes, etc. and start adding some tasteful music. I'll keep making them as long as you guys enjoy watching them. :thumbsupanim

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BB

Pretty cool vid.

I did notice SPOT mounted right up front for quick access :old:

I have one in my hydration pack.

Its amazing that you can go so far back in the middle of no where and still find shell casings and other junk.

Sometimes it just makes you wonder how it got there.
GL

Tom H.

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Is yours a 2 stroke or 4 stroke? Mine's a 4 stroke and I've learned that if you're gonna let it sit any longer than a day, that you need to always shut your gas off and then let the motor die from lack of fuel. If left with the fuel on, the fuel gums up the jets which are about the thickness of a human hair. The gumming of the fuel causes it to not idle, or to run erratically. Rokons can be temperamental if you don't take care of them. Keep your carb clean, fuel and filters fresh, and you should have no problems.

It's a 4 stroke...I grafted in a Honda ATC 110 engine. I took the carb completely apart again yesterday, cleaned it (again) reset the timing & air gap & now it's running better than it has since I put it together. Only problem is I lost the screw cover for the timing light hole... :tisk-tisk: Here's an old pic of when I first started putting it together...the rear rack has been removed. When I have the funds, I need to get a better exhaust fabricated & put a Super Trapp on it...

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Its amazing that you can go so far back in the middle of no where and still find shell casings and other junk. Sometimes it just makes you wonder how it got there.

I wouldn't exactly say I was back in the middle of nowhere. There's an active gold mine about 1/2 NW from where I was, and another inactive gold mine about 1/2 mile W of where I was. So there was some activity (digging, shooting, hunting, etc.) in the general area years ago. The very weathered 30-06 bullet was just laying on the ground as if it just dropped out of the sky, so who the heck knows where it came from. I read the assay reports from both mines, and they were getting 1/2 ounce per ton. Not bad. My hope is that some of those veins may be poking out on some of the hillsides I'm prospecting, or maybe leached into some of the gullies in the area. :idunno:

It's a 4 stroke...I grafted in a Honda ATC 110 engine.

That's right... you had the "HondaKon". I remember the seat and thinking how comfortable it looked. Are you on the Rokon forum?

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