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Rickman CR

#1 PostAuthor: bighaz » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:04 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RICKMAN-KAWAS ... 1989065865

Bought today fetching it Thursday evening will post some piccies when its home !! :D :D

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Re: Rickman CR

#2 PostAuthor: Crofty » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:46 pm

Used to have a Rickman CR with a tuned CB750 engine. The handling is brilliant. Hope it cleans up well for you/

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Re: Rickman CR

#3 PostAuthor: Pigford » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:04 am

Nice find - get it in the "PROJECT" section. pronto !
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Re: Rickman CR

#4 PostAuthor: Reecy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:19 am

You did well there- you beat me by £12

Have fun getting the Rickman back into best shape

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Re: Rickman CR

#5 PostAuthor: FOZ1A » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:15 am

What a great buy! Welcome to Rickman ownership, they are great to ride.

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Re: Rickman CR

#6 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:53 am

Damn good find that Crofty :D
That looks so right for the year too.... so many are missing the original parts but that looks spot on mate.
If you need any help with contacts for parts etc. then just let me know, either PM me or email me.
I have a good contact for the screens and all bodywork.

Myself, I manufacture the absolte best Rickman decal kits available in any colour you like. Absolutely perfect replicas of the originals that nobody else can offer! I also have copies of the original Rickman workshop manual and parts catalogue (really helpful if you intend stripping it at some point).
If you ever remove the rear wheel, watch out for the correct 4mm spacer that's inside the speedo drive, this isn't even shown on the Rickman parts pages but is oh so important fi you don't want to crush your speedo drive! I also make 30mm preload spacers for the front Betor forks that are hollow so you don't end up over pressurising the hydraulic fluid but offer a little more resistance.

The chain guard you have is probably the most cherished original part of the bike and worth £400+ on it's own. Don't EVER sell it!
The wheels look like the original 2.25" Ronal 18" jobs to me. Best tyres I found were the Pirelli Demon Sports; 110 on the front and a 130 on the rear. Although the 130 might seem a bit big, it worked perfectly on my 200+ bhp Saxon Turbo so I can vouch for good handling etc.
The seat you have is the 3/4 unit, the chain adjustment rings are still available direct from Metisse UK.
The U-section rubber seal on the petrol cap often perishes and these really are no longer available.... I bought the last 7 seals from Rimmer Brothers a few years ago, kept two for my S+S Silver Saxon and sold the remaining stock to a Rickman nut in Oz. The fuel cap is from the early pre 1978 version of the Triumph TR7 sports car.
The rear shocks too look like the original Girling Gas items, again well worth keeping and restoring.
Shame someones drilled the top RH side of the fairing to attach a mirror, originally they were not equipped with mirrors but an easy fix.

Hope some of this information is useful to you and please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help.

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Re: Rickman CR

#7 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:35 pm

Very nice and a good price - here's another up the road from me in Fleet, Hants: http://www.classicsuperbikes.co.uk/catalogue/Bikes-for-sale/Rickman-CR900.html
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Re: Rickman CR

#8 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:43 pm

Andrew_s wrote:Very nice and a good price - here's another up the road from me in Fleet, Hants: http://www.classicsuperbikes.co.uk/catalogue/Bikes-for-sale/Rickman-CR900.html

Yes Chris Bunce runs this business. Nice chap to deal with.
That oh so rare chainguard is missing again, and the exhaust would strangle a 125 and need binning.
Good start though....
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Re: Rickman CR

#9 PostAuthor: Jumbo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:49 pm

Nice bike and a great project. I am also a Rickman owner.
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Re: Rickman CR

#10 PostAuthor: bighaz » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:26 pm

Guys thanks for all the positives ,
Will i am definitely in the market for some decals mate ,what sort of money ?? PM me and we can discuss ok,

i will let you know more once ive picked it up ,but talking to the guy on the phone ,hes in his late seventies and he has had it 26 years , only rode it a hand full of times and until the last couple of years, his health has failed and can no longer ride, but he assures me that it was run every year until 2 years ago ,

He also tells me that it is a factory built one and is registered as a Rickman Kawasaki on the log book was ordered and sold by Grimsby Kawasaki in 78

Ill keep you posted
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Re: Rickman CR

#11 PostAuthor: Jumbo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:12 pm

If you are prepared to put the frame number on the forum or PM it to me I can tell you who sold the bike. I have a Rickman History Book which lists all the frame numbers in the back of the book.
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Re: Rickman CR

#12 PostAuthor: paul doran » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:37 pm

Had one had to sell it My back refused to cooperate
way too many Zeds

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Re: Rickman CR

#13 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:31 am

Andrew_s wrote:Very nice and a good price - here's another up the road from me in Fleet, Hants: http://www.classicsuperbikes.co.uk/catalogue/Bikes-for-sale/Rickman-CR900.html


Bloke I know has bought this bike. Waiting for it to be MOT'd and registered. I explained to him why he should now join the Z1OC so expect another member soon !
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Re: Rickman CR

#14 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:07 am

wheelysteve wrote:
Andrew_s wrote:Very nice and a good price - here's another up the road from me in Fleet, Hants: http://www.classicsuperbikes.co.uk/catalogue/Bikes-for-sale/Rickman-CR900.html


Bloke I know has bought this bike. Waiting for it to be MOT'd and registered. I explained to him why he should now join the Z1OC so expect another member soon !


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1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E


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