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Clymer Manuals Kawasaki Rickman Metisse Classic Vintage Antique Retro Motorcycle Cafe Racer Video

www.clymer.com Clymer Manuals 1975 Kawasaki Rickman Metisse Antique Classic Vintage Retro Japanese Motorcycle on display at the 2012 HoAME Show Rally. Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiast Rally. http Owner: Steve Brown Entry # 106 en.wikipedia.org Rickman Motorcycles was established by Derek and Don Rickman and manufactured motorcycles from 1960 through to 1975. Initially the frame designs were for scrambles, and then for road racing. Later, in 1966, road bikes were produced as well. The first street legal bike used a Triumph Bonneville engine. Rickman initially supplied frame kits, as none of the major British motorcycle manufacturers would sell engines to them. The frame kits were built for many engines, including Triumph twins, BSA singles and Matchless. The road bikes were the first to use disc brakes both front and rear (a joint project with Lockheed). Other innovations included the use of large diameter telescopic forks (1-5/8" or 41.2mm) and oil carried in the frame tubes to help dissipate heat and save weight. An eight valve cylinder head conversion (700cc) for Triumph 650cc twins was developed in the late 1960s which considerably increased power output (up to 60 bhp or more depending on state of tune) and showed up some weaknesses in the Triumph crankcases and conrods. Chain adjustment was via eccentric discs rather than drawbolts to avoid misalignment. After the Royal Enfield factory closed, a little over 200 Series II Interceptor engines were stranded at the ...

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