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Title: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on July 08, 2018, 09:21:11 AM
I'm familiar with Rokons, but am curious about the Christini's.  Anyone have any experience with them?  I keep thinking one of those,  lowered,  with a rekluse clutch,  would bethree ultimate hunting motorcycle.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: JWEBB on July 09, 2018, 09:12:35 PM
Never heard of them but gonna do some research now. My bro has a classic rokon. Really cool bikes but way underpowered
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: KFhunter on July 09, 2018, 09:36:16 PM
nope, rode a ton of motorcycles and anytime I had a hill or obstacle there wasn't any weight on the front anyhow.  It's an expensive chunk of weight prone to failure.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: dreamunelk on July 09, 2018, 10:17:50 PM
Think I will stick to my TW for now.  Be interesting to see one and ride one.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Scvette on July 09, 2018, 11:50:45 PM
I'm familiar with Rokons, but am curious about the Christini's.  Anyone have any experience with them?  I keep thinking one of those,  lowered,  with a rekluse clutch,  would bethree ultimate hunting motorcycle.

My question is,where can you actually ride a motorcycle and hunt.....not in Washington. Or can you?
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: dreamunelk on July 10, 2018, 06:41:39 AM
I'm familiar with Rokons, but am curious about the Christini's.  Anyone have any experience with them?  I keep thinking one of those,  lowered,  with a rekluse clutch,  would bethree ultimate hunting motorcycle.

My question is,where can you actually ride a motorcycle and hunt.....not in Washington. Or can you?

Depends on where you hunt.  If legal to ride yes.  Me and several others I know just use them for getting from camp to the area we are going to hunt.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Evil_EdwardO on July 10, 2018, 07:58:11 AM
The engineering in these things are cool. From their website, the military is using them also. I saw on a Youtube video they make AWD bicycles also.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on July 10, 2018, 07:58:54 AM
Asking about experiences with the Christini.  I can ride my ktm 300exc, trials bikes, and CR's with the best of them, but know of their limitations.   2wd adds in places where you can't get speed or traction.   The rokon flat out works but is rough on the body.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: 3dvapor on July 10, 2018, 09:03:31 AM
dual sport model would be my choice.  Might have to trade in the honda fat cats.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wild Bill on July 28, 2018, 05:33:42 PM
we have a bunch of them for work.
When they work they are nice. Rode one up a red clay covered bolder field our razors were getting stuck in.

But man they seem to break...
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on July 28, 2018, 08:30:34 PM
we have a bunch of them for work.
When they work they are nice. Rode one up a red clay covered bolder field our razors were getting stuck in.

But man they seem to break...


What seems to break on the Christini?
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wild Bill on July 29, 2018, 10:24:24 AM
The last trip we took two.
5 days of training. Ridden very rough, at higher speeds, and over tougher terrain.
One lost the bolts to the front wheel drive shaft. The second blew a clutch..
Weíre taking them to the dunes in a few weeks. Iíll report back on how they performed.

WB

Note, these are not privately owned, and my guys donít pay for fixes, nor make repairs themselves.  They are ridden in a ďpack mentalityĒ of strong ďa-typeĒ personalities. I say all that to say we are not proffesional riders, and view all all terrain Vicís as a way to work. So if it has a week point or can be broken... We tend to find it even though itís unintentional.

Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on July 29, 2018, 01:44:34 PM
Thanks.   Been thinking of getting a Christini instead of a Rokon and love to hear real world experience.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wild Bill on July 29, 2018, 06:13:39 PM
No problem.
I'll talk to our mechanics and riders and get more info.

Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wild Bill on August 05, 2018, 04:21:39 PM
Talked with the mech. Some examples are....

The motor is an off brand. Like Kohl or something of the sort. It is supposed to be interchangeable with all honda parts. Our mech says only about 50% fit, forcing him to purchase through Mr. Christini direct. He sends us pot metal garbage.
For instance, the throttle body he showed me is insanely cheap in quality, and the valve makes contact when closing, in effect keeping the valve open about 3-5%.

The fuel injection is poorly built. So bad the mech says he'd take a carb any day over theirs.

The ecm blows out almost every trip.

He did say he thinks this bike is gonna be amazing in 10-20 years. He's just not a fan right now.

He also said the version we have is different than the civilian sector

WB
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on August 05, 2018, 08:02:39 PM
Wb, are you talking rokons or christini's?  I know rokons use kohls.  Rokons have fat tires,  christinis look like a regular motorcycle.
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: JWEBB on August 09, 2018, 10:41:41 PM
Wb, are you talking rokons or christini's?  I know rokons use kohls.  Rokons have fat tires,  christinis look like a regular motorcycle.


I would easily bet heís talking about christinis. Rokons are gutless wonders but are bulletproof
Title: Re: Christini AWD motorcycle - anyone drive one?
Post by: Wild Bill on August 11, 2018, 03:40:01 PM
Everything Iím talking about is the Christini
The motor is actually a ďgas gasĒ. A European Honda.
So we have 5 out in the dunes right now.
Weíre down to only 2 after one day.

Have changed all the ecmís on them.
One overheated, with none of the obvious contributors.
I layed one down pretty hard, but my knee snapped the head bolts for the handle bars. (May give a Pass on this one... and yes. It hurt. Bad. Lol)


Iíve seen an 80% hard failure rate on Chrisinis.

Bottom line I would pass.

The mech said christini makes an attachment to throw on any other bike that has been solid. Iíd check that route. Over paying for a poor bike.