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larry s. k.

Rickman montesa vr 1974

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Restoring a real barn find from eastern Washington , was stored for years like 20.30 years from one brother to another brother to a son , on Craigslist , was looking  for One for 2 Years ,  1200 cash delivered from eastern wash , ,, little rusty ,, wheels mainly , engine turned over ya ,  so after glazing at it for a while , started working to get it started ,  changed carb  gas tank  , engine turned over , new plug , oil in engine , fuel , and  I have a little nitro , started kicking , dam thing almost kicked my ne cap into handle bars  , it started   And ran was blowing oil from seal , out vent tube left engine , , Upon starting  I was  respecting , or fearing this monster , , was not like any other , lots of compression , timing advanced , hi rpm, , so I rebuilding this engine  , spent another 600. In parts , and short block for parts , parts came from Oregon  dealer on ebay  he was great delivery so    In  middle of engine rebuild , fix rusty wheels , just a short story , no problems , thanks for reading , larry

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I raced on one for a couple of years though it was a '75 model so had the more powerful 'crinkle' fin engine which was at least 20mph faster than the rest of the bike. Worst problem was the hubs which had a great reputation but mine used to break spokes and the end would then gouge the hub lining

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Hi  it’s all apart pic of gas tank original rust inside cap was almost locked on tag front frame and spare engine  , it’s boxed up so I don’t loose anything, will get to it this winter , larryLarry

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6 hours ago, charlie chitlins said:

Pics, or it didn't happen :P

Hi Charlie some pictures , original gas tank metal , 

I have another fiberglass ,and lower. Engine  vr

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