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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Wildebeest90210, Nov 5, 2015.
Well you opened a can of memories with the Steen post. Our first motorcycle was a Kawasaki 75 our mother purchased from someone who won it in a raffle. We learned on it and outgrew it to too soon trade it in on a pair of new Steen 100's. I later owned a Rickman Matisse B44 scrambler that had the Steen feather logo on the headstock. The second photo is my brother and I on two Indian 648 Scouts we restored and photographed in the same place (our mothers driveway) 25 years later.
This made me look twice, never seen one of these before. Popped up on Ebay UK at £10K.
Neat front engine mount plates they made up.
Looks to be a well built bike
The original Rickmans were Tribsa T100's, so that's a good photo.
I don't think you'll be able to get the head on and off that in the frame...it was bad enough in a Featherbed.
This just appeared in 'vintage road racers' A quick google finds it one more time, Broadford 2015.
I'm looking for any and all help in assessing the value of this Rickmann.
I pm'ed Wildebeest already for his help but I though I would just post in here also.
I have an opportunity to buy a Rickmann. It's a 1971 year manufactured. I do not know the displacement nor much else about this motorcycle. This is a street version of this manufacture. I assume a 650 Triumph motor for displacement. I have no idea if restored or not. I see the bodywork has been striped. Seeing that pin stripe around those body parts makes me think repainted.
I can buy this for $8000 I believe.
Just trying to get a sense if this would be a great deal or more that price would be considered current market price.
Thanking any and all in advance for assistance...
If the engine is in good condition I think that is a very good price.
It appears to me that the frame has been painted, no big deal but not the nickle plate many of us like.
The fiberglass parts may have been painted, or just buffed out and the pin stripes applied.
It has Rickman hubs front and rear and those are very desirable, and expensive.
Looks like Rickman high handlebars, and a compression release? I haven't seen one of those on a Triumph twin that I can remember.
Street legal adds to the value to some.
I wouldn't hesitate to pay $8,000 for it if it runs well.
And if the engine needs a rebuild I would try to get it for less.
So, not a great deal, but a good deal at that price.
I doubt you could flip it and make enough to be worth while.
That was just exactly the type of info I was looking for.
Excellent and thank you.
I agree from what I was able to learn it’s priced near market value as it is.
I would be purchasing to flip it anyways,
My apologies to the purists here in this thread. Yes, gots to make a dollar.