The Story Of An American Patriot Who Can Ride Again.

Friend of the industry Pete G from Chopper Design in Orlando has been developing and manufacturing for the last 2 years a Motorcycle Stabilization System called ‘LegUp LandinGear”  . This computerized system has helped those who need just some help with their heavy bikes. The system stabilizes your bike as you come to a stop, keep it held upright at a light or stop sign with your feet remaining on the pegs.

Recently, Pete had the opportunity to donate one of his LegUp system to a veteran who lost part of both of his legs in Afghanistan. This video is the story of a brave young man named Justin Rokohl, the story of many of our young volunteer military people who dream to ride again whatever the extent of their war injuries. Please, watch.

19 Responses to “The Story Of An American Patriot Who Can Ride Again.”

  1. 1 Mike Bauer Oct 20th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for sharing this story . . . we can’t do enough for our vets!

  2. 2 Danny902 Oct 20th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Great product. Great story. Thanks for publishing this video.

  3. 3 Russ Oct 20th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Congrats to you Pete G. for what you do.

  4. 4 Richard Oct 20th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    How can we adequately thank these guys??? The answere is…we can’t. But, we can try. If you know someone who has served, tell them “thanks”. It will let them know how much we appreciate what the’ve done for their country and each of us.

  5. 5 Richard Oct 20th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Thanks to Pete from Chopper Design. He has a big heart and is willing to contribute his money and time to help. If you want to help Justin and other wounded servicemen/women go to and click on Justins picture and then click on “help Justin”. You can donate to this great cause if you want….

  6. 6 fuji Oct 20th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Pete G,
    I commend you on your efforts to help those who have helped us.

    Justin Rokohl .
    Its people like yourself that give us strength. Thank you for making us all proud to be Americans.

    From one Marine to another ‘”Semper Fi ”

    Enjoy your ride


  7. 7 Mad dog Oct 20th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Muslims – two legs

    Christians – four wheels

    Why won’t god heal amputees?

    Imagine a world with no religion.

  8. 8 Jeff Nicklus Oct 20th, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Pete G.,

    Good on you, good on you!


    Welcome Home & Thank You!

    Over & Out,


  9. 9 Pete G Oct 20th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for all the kind words and thanks to my good friend Cyril for posting this. We are trying to get this video to go viral to show Justin how much we care, so please send this link around ( Maybe the media will pick it up and interview this great kid!

    Thanks again to all!

    Semper Fi!

    Pete G

  10. 10 Patrick Oct 20th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    You guys have no idea the joy Pete and his gang have taken away from this project.
    Can not thank Justin enough!

  11. 11 Wiz Oct 21st, 2011 at 5:18 am

    That’s what it’s ALL about, Baby!! Helping others! I’m proud to be a dealer for Leg-Up, Pingel, and I have developed my own line of components to help the physically-challenged get back in the wind! There are also avenues of funds to help the Veterans with their neccessary accomadations. Let’s pull together for them. I’m honored to help. Wiz

  12. 12 Rob K. Oct 21st, 2011 at 5:40 am


  13. 13 Tim Oct 21st, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Pete is one of the good guys. When I seen this article it did not surprise me that Pete was involved in helping to change a deserving guys life. The best I can say for Pete is “good on you for the good in you.” Keep it up you inspire many of us.

  14. 14 Olive Oil Oct 21st, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Reading this story this morning may have turned my life around. Cyril I can’t thank you enough for this. My bike has been parked in my garage the past summer due to ALS. This has given me new hope to get back in the saddle. I have been contemplating a $15,000 conversion to a trike but have resisted as it just would not be the same. Have already written to Pete and will get this bike out again for next summer. Many thanks Cyril.

  15. 15 mark Oct 21st, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Big C,

    can you do more on the tech that goes into the product. It is impressive.

  16. 16 Pete G Oct 22nd, 2011 at 6:12 am


    Our system is really designed for riders who need just a bit of help balancing their bikes as they stop, start and maneuver slowly. The system on Justin’s bike is unique because of his situation. We use and electric actuator to move a set of wheels. The movement is controlled by an on-board computer that uses a speed sensor and other intelligence to determine how and when to move the wheel system. Our web site at will offer you better info, or drop me a note.

    Once again, thanks to everyone… The views of the video are climbing fast…Keep passing it around if you can!

  17. 17 BJ Rehmer Oct 23rd, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Great story about a true American Hero..Chase Ford has founded the ASVEI organization to help provide employment free of charge to all such heros. Membership is free to all veterans. Chase can be contacted at : Richard Chase Ford 6860 S. Major Drive BMT TX 77705. This man is a true veteran himself and is a stand up guy.

  18. 18 Chopperjohn Oct 24th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Very touching Video. Great job on filling a needed Niche Market. I hope to stop by your shop sometime..

  19. 19 Kustoms and Choppers Oct 24th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Great video man, I love saying people helping out Vets in need. Soon hopefully all of the Vets with bad injures may be able to ride again!

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