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Old 02-22-2015, 06:00 AM   #1
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Rickman Zundapp 125

Here's another project of mine- a '74 Rickman Zundapp. Currently not running. I'll post an updated picture of the new seat and paintwork.
I'm looking for anyone else who has this motor-got some questions.
The nickel frame came stock. It is a chrome-moly frame with brazed joints. The Rickman brothers were scrambles racers who started producing their own frames and then complete motorcycles.

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Old 02-23-2015, 01:39 AM   #2
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i've got 3 of these - well actually 2 zundapp gs125 and 1 micro metisse - been working on the micro for the last couple of days....
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:01 AM   #3
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I have a frame and body work only...still looking for a donor. It has a black painted frame and steel tank.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:01 AM   #4
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Have you guys found any parts sources besides Holland?

I'm specifically trying to understand how the kickstarter return spring is attached- mine doesn't return. I am swapping points for the Bosch ignition seems dead, common problem I guess.
I know I need a different coil. I understand any two stroke coil will work.

I bought the shop manual but it is surprisingly incomplete.
Are there oversize pistons available in the US? My compression is low too.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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Have you guys found any parts sources besides Holland?

I'm specifically trying to understand how the kickstarter return spring is attached- mine doesn't return. I am swapping points for the Bosch ignition seems dead, common problem I guess.
I know I need a different coil. I understand any two stroke coil will work.

I bought the shop manual but it is surprisingly incomplete.
Are there oversize pistons available in the US? My compression is low too.
Those Zundapp motors have hard chromed cylinder bores, there is no over boring the stock barrel. If the hard chrome is in good shape, a new piston and ring should be all you need.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #6
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There is one of these for sale in the uk, noticed it looking for parts for my rickman brothers trials car.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RICKMAN-ZU...item567057d83a
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM   #7
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Have you guys found any parts sources besides Holland?

I'm specifically trying to understand how the kickstarter return spring is attached- mine doesn't return. I am swapping points for the Bosch ignition seems dead, common problem I guess.
I know I need a different coil. I understand any two stroke coil will work.

I bought the shop manual but it is surprisingly incomplete.
Are there oversize pistons available in the US? My compression is low too.
you are correct, the only real parts source is holland. shipping is not bad if you get all your parts in one fell swoop. if you buy just bits at a time shipping will eat you alive.



i have both points and electronic ignitions. been lucky with the bosch elec so far. points of course is very reliable.

2 stroke moped coils work fine for points setup, and they are the cheapest.......

no oversize pistons. nikasil or re-ring/piston are your choices. the bores are surprisingly stout.

do you have the zundapp 285 manual or the rickman manual? i only have the zundapp workshop manual, it's pretty thorough..

there is a kicker return spring under the left cover. pm me, i can email the complete 285 book - it has 2 pages on the kickstarter setup...
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:46 PM   #8
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That one on ebay needs a little help.
I did install a new piston and rings. I was hoping there might be slightly oversized pistons like a KTM. I've got to sit down and mess with it.
Won't surprise me if it needs main seals.
I have the Rickman service manual. Thanks Stainless!
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:17 AM   #9
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That one on ebay needs a little help.
I did install a new piston and rings. I was hoping there might be slightly oversized pistons like a KTM. I've got to sit down and mess with it.
Won't surprise me if it needs main seals.
I have the Rickman service manual. Thanks Stainless!
May be that i am just so cheap, but i think the one on ebay is way over priced just saying.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:25 AM   #10
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That one on ebay needs a little help.
I did install a new piston and rings. I was hoping there might be slightly oversized pistons like a KTM. I've got to sit down and mess with it.
Won't surprise me if it needs main seals.
I have the Rickman service manual. Thanks Stainless!
thankfully both crank seals can be done without splitting the cases...
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:54 AM   #11
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Totally agree Matty! I think someone beat the crap out of it to break the spokes in the rear wheel. It's not worth that much in parts.
Is the border England around Newcastle or...? Been there once.

Glad to hear about the seals. I need to do a compression test. I haven't messed around with it for a while.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:38 AM   #12
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Totally agree Matty! I think someone beat the crap out of it to break the spokes in the rear wheel. It's not worth that much in parts.
Is the border England around Newcastle or...? Been there once.

Glad to hear about the seals. I need to do a compression test. I haven't messed around with it for a while.
THE BORDER??? NEWCASTLE ? A few miles North of there S/W of Berwick upon tweed the river is the border where i live i can throw a stone into scotland from my back garden. Them scottish types Historicaly (hundreds of years) used to nick our cattle.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:57 PM   #13
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Not a Rickman but very interesting none the less;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171691046440...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:54 AM   #14
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That's a nice Penton Redclay.
Matty looked on the map- so your'e about 60 miles north or so. Glad my display of English geography amused you
Carry on!
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:52 AM   #15
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That's a nice Penton Redclay.
Matty looked on the map- so your'e about 60 miles north or so. Glad my display of English geography amused you
Carry on!
Look at it this way, my knowledge of your country would a be far far worse. you did vey well.
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