Rickman and all things Metisse.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Wildebeest90210, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  2. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    That's a hell of a sprocket, trials I suppose.
  3. slowpoke28787

    slowpoke28787 Been here awhile

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  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Saw this on BikeUrious this morning:
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    Matchless G50 engine.
    For sale in Holland for
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    More info HERE
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  5. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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  6. JagLite

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    At the 34th annual Hansen Dam British Bike Ride

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  7. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    I just came across this.

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    I really don't need another project, but..... for the price I am curious about this. Is the Montesa the correct engine for this.

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  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    It looks correct to me but I know nothing about the Rickman Montessa.
    Compare with pictures on Google?
  9. allroadrider

    allroadrider Been here awhile

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    HI
    That is a Rickman montessa it was a production bike weirdly enough I saw one of those frame's with all the fiberglass this weekend at Seba Station swap meet
    in Oklahoma w/o engine
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  10. runpet

    runpet Been here awhile

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    Just found this thread. Brings back memories. My 1975 Triumph Rickman CR 650 I bought in the late 80's/early 90's as new. All original including tires. I had to rebuild the T120 motor as previous owner let it sit and the cylinders bores were all rusted. Ran good but shifted like crap. Sold it. Don't know where it is. Photo taken the day I bought.
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    This is my 1972 Montessa Rickman 250 I restored. Cracked a rib when I crashed it. It was either idling or WFO. What a beast. I put a Mukuni carb on it. Came with a mono bloc carb. Went back to England. All original gel coat bodywork. Repainted tank. 1972 Montessa Rickman 250 - Copy.jpeg

    This is my 1967 BSA Rickman Metisse with 650 flat track motor. It ran great but stopped like crap. On the back of the photo I wrote down some pertinent info. Bought it in Peoria from a old dealer. It had some really trick components. ARD magneto, very early Hurst-Airhart hydraulics, Tablock disk brakes and carriers made by Manny Harriman(pre CB750), prototype Kim-Tab "Snowflake" magnesium wheels(real magnesium), Ceriani road race forks with adjustable damping, gold plated Arces triple clamps and quick change rear hub made by Howard Barnes. It also had Rickman Clubman bars and mono bloc carbs. I have frame and engine numbers too. All original. Went back to England in a shipping container. Photo taken the day I bought it. Anybody on this forum own it now? 1967 BSA Rckman.jpeg
  11. JagLite

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    It was a great day... :ricky


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  12. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander still alive and well

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    I put a post on the big OC thread then found this so thought I'd ask here as well ........

    I just came across a brand new Rickman fairing for a Honda 750 and have a couple of Q's.

    The guy is decluttering his house and wants to get rid of it. I may make him an offer if I can get it for a reasonable price.

    All black gelcoat, no windshield but the rest is spotless and it has the complete metal frame but no clamps that I know about so far but I'll be back to work on his house and do more poking around ;)

    How much do you think I can get for it and is there any real demand?

    And he says he's got an engine in the garage that's been highly modified but never run.
  13. JagLite

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    20 Seconds of fun :ricky

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  15. JagLite

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    Interesting story about this one.
    From the thread "Dickin Around in Doug's Garage:

    last month, I was at a rest area south of tampa, with a load of bikes & stuff
    a guy pulls up to look, & then tells me he has a rickman sitting in his garage. it has either a bsa or triumph motor in it, & the title called it a 'maltese' (metisse)
    I finally was able to meet up with him this morning.
    he bought the bike in 72, & he hadnt ridden it since '74. A deal was struck, and well. now I have another project. hahahaha

    all the missing parts are in a box, and the motor turns over. engine seems to be a 63 T100SS 500 triumph.

    pretty amazing find I thought.
    I wonder what its gonna cost to get the frame re-nickle plated? :O
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  16. motu

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    ??? Not a normal Rickman steering head, that's like a Micro with a supporting brace. No oil in frame...but there are breathing tubes in the frame, oil cap just in front of the seat ?
  17. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    I believe that is the regular MkIV frame but I'm not an expert and I have a MkIII.
    The MkIV frame didn't have the top tubes curve around the down tubes like the MkIII has, which is why they were more prone to cracking at the steering head.
    Someone with a MkIV care to comment?
    My Rickman stuff is out in the shop...
  18. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander still alive and well

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    here's the fairing I just picked up, tag says it's a 'type 9' ....

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    I dug the frame out of the weeds in the background to do a test fit , made to clamp onto the 74 CB750 frame downtubes, , fits perfectly

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  19. slowpoke28787

    slowpoke28787 Been here awhile

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    Looks a lot better on Fleabay right now. Claims it's running. Seller hit it with something to knock the rust down but this really needs a full restoration.
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  20. JagLite

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    I will have to see how it does, was (is?) owned by an inmate who buys and sells old bikes :thumb