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Old 08-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #76
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Any updates to the build? It just kind of petered out....and I was enjoying following the project.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #77
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I remember Matisse at the uk nec bike show selling that model and there new road bike. Cool looking bike be fun on the road
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #78
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Cool2 Moved

No update since we have moved and are working day and night to get the old house ready to sell.

I will take a picture of the Rickman in the new house soon and post it.
Yes, it is in the house, not the garage.

Unfortunately I have had NO time to do fun things.
So far this summer I have ridden one of my bikes all of 1.5 hours.
And that was real early one Sunday morning.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #79
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Did you get the engine installed in the bike?

This is like going on a date with Suzy Wetpants in High School. You've got me all worked up now to see this to through to the end and its just STOPPED!

Argh! Blue Balls, Motorcycle Style.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:38 PM   #80
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Cry Owwwwwww!

I remember those painful dates all too well!

But no, I want to rebuild the engine before installing it and I need to get my shop set up before I can do that.

Although....

Now that I think about it, instead of leaving the engine sitting looking forlorn and neglected, I could go ahead and install it in the frame for safe storage.

I think it would look better there too.

Now, to dig my way through the piles of "stuff" in the garage to find my tool boxes...
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #81
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A little inspiration courtesy of EnglandKev.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #82
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Beautiful bike. and street legal too.
Thank you!
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:21 PM   #83
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It's winter, how is it coming?
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #84
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....that is a thing of beauty...
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #85
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Cool2 Work, work, work...

I'm busy working on house and shop projects so that I CAN get back to my Rickman build.
I was able to move my 20' Connex container back behind the garage.
That was two weeks of after work and weekend time just to move it.
By hand with my ATV and a floor jack.

That meant I could put 8 of my bikes in it for the winter to open up floor space in the shop so that I can build cabinets, shelves, work benches and more.
Now that I have room to turn around i can get back to work.

If I didn't have to work for a living…

How come I never got the memo that in order to retire you have to work at a job that actually pays into retirement?
So much for all my years of sailing, traveling, and working at any interesting job.

I am currently out of state visiting my folks for a week too.

The fun never ends!
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:52 PM   #86
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Just ran across this great build! I sure wish I could have a roller in my living room.. Subscribed...
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:56 AM   #87
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I got to meet the Rickman brothers in 2007 when they were inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. They were very nice gentlemen, had a ton of great stories too. I will be watching this thread.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:02 AM   #88
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cool bike !!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #89
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The plan was to slip in the '77 Husky rear wheel and the '76 Honda forks and wheel and have a roller.

First up, the rear wheel with new tire.
Hmmmm, I see that I should NOT have bought a 130 width tire...
They didn't have tires that wide in '65 so the frame is not designed for it.
The tire fits, barely if perfectly centered.
Except that I need to move the hub over so the chain & sprocket will clear the shocks.
So, new spokes at the least as the ones in it are bent and several are loose.
The first loose spoke I tried to tension snapped at the nipple.
I will need to get spacers made and bushings for the swingarm/axle difference.
Then there is the brake fit problem too. hmmm...
I will keep searching for a BSA B50 wheel.

Next, slip the forks into the clamps and fit the fender.
hmmmmm, I guess they didn't have side knobs on front tires in '76 either.
The tire just barely clears the forks seal covers.
That means the fender has to be cut for clearance.
And the tabs on the fork legs have to be cut off.

A jig saw and a sanding belt cut in half became my mill and lathe to cut and clean the legs.
And an angle grinder to shave the cut nubs down.

Then a drill and Dremel tool to cut the clearance holes in the fender.
The modified parts were ready and back upstairs to the living room for installation.

Finally......



It's a ROLLER!!!






Yes, I will be changing out those handlebars for more correct ones. I just happened to have these takeoffs from another bike.
Now I know where the OSSA Enduro bodywork came from.

Beautiful.
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