Rickman Commando

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  1. grandpaul

    grandpaul Well-Known Member VIP MEMBER

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    There's some nice spiffy bits!
     
  2. SteveA

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    EEK!

    Have you had that crank rebalanced now?
     
  3. Chris

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    But white finger was so fetching on you Steve :D

    Yep should be better however I didn't find it bad :roll: just engines with steel rods feel harsher somehow.
    Anyway we shall see, as long as its not where it drives it will be fine.

    I will list the specs next time.

    All the best Chris
     
  4. Chris

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    Hi all

    Well, well,well. What have we here! One engine, built by my friend Steve & delivered to Brands (he was collecting some single spares) Collected & delivered to me by my friend Charlie who was parading his Rob North. Great friends thanks Rickman Commando Engine.jpg
     
  5. Chris

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    Engine in. Must write it up, engine in from the timing side. Slack rear engine plates, removal of inlet rocker box & stud to clear the top frame rails & in she goes. One spacer to make, clutch parts to source.

    Chris Rickman Commando ts engine in (2).jpg
     
  6. Chris

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    I can almost smell banana just looking at It! ;)
     
  8. Fast Eddie

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    Strewth... can’t you put a warning in the title... my eyes hurt...!
     
  9. SteveA

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    Assuming you can see the picture.....this is how Rickman intended you to mount the engine, working with Paul Dunstall and an Atlas they put the weight of the crank etc. as far forward and low as possible, keeping more weight over the front wheel. With Maney cases this involved quite a bit of work with the Dremel! and some on the TTi gearbox too! Not for the faint hearted maybe? But I like the result.
     

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    Hi Gortnipper haha that made me laugh, although I am loving yhe yellow.

    Eddie Was'nt a shy retiring colour? enough of a clue? lol

    Steve as you know Never was an Atlas frame & yours just is not very yellow. lol.

    Started sanding down the timing cover this evening.

    Chris
     
  11. Fast Eddie

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    Sanding down the timing cover eh...?

    That’s dedicated weight reduction...
     
  12. Chris

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    Dresda b.jpg I have lost more weight this year than is good for me! Rather the bike holds togeather than snatch a few onces. Mind you I love the thought of drilling all my bolts & scolloping the heads out. lol The timing cover is well battered & scratched. Probably not been down the road but well used.

    Chris

    Eddie for you (traditional colours) Dresda a.jpg
     
  13. gortnipper

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    Looks like a carbon primary case is in order...
     
  14. Fast Eddie

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    Chris the Dresda looks awesome!

    Not sold on the tank or seat though matey. I’d be tempted to talk to Dave, found out exactly what it had and see if he can supply the ‘correct’ bodywork for it. It won’t be that costly and would be the ‘icing on the cake’.

    Is it destined for road or track?
     
  15. Chris

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    Hi Eddie

    Fi glass of Edenbridge tank & seat from a Suzuki T500. Nearly works, lovely upholstery work on the duel seat (yours truly) As is ie original paint work, worn, fairing in white fibreglass No money for paint. This is really the first build, I just wanted to get it all togeather & out at Donnington.
    Photo is of Phil Godfeys & Phil Davenports bike. Richard Pecket does not have any parts for it. I needed an oil tank as I never found mine! Not spoken to Dave for many years. I would love my bike to look like this but it wont happen for many years. Going to try & do Lucey Lervis & Beezuph with the triples.

    all the best Chris Davenport RPS.jpg
     
  16. SteveA

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    Lucey Lervis?
     

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