I re­mem­ber it well!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - NEWS & EVENTS - John Han­lon

Hi, CMM! The Au­gust is­sue (let­ters) brings back some memories of John Spring’s Rick­man Z1000. I bought this bike from DK in 1994 when I lived in the Mid­lands as one rather tired Rick­man Z900. I re­built it to look like a Z1000; the tank had to be widened and re-tun­neled to fit over the wider Rick­man frame. It was painted pearles­cent candy red, with unique en­gine case

coat­ing and it used to have red Ren­thal bars. I had a young fam­ily and it needed a top-end re­build. This en­cour­aged the sale back in 1998 when I bought a new house in Ar­rochar. I’m guess­ing that John bought it from the chap I sold it to in Glas­gow! The only thing I still have is an orig­i­nal tank, fair­ing and seat unit in the loft – I just need to find an­other Rick­man frame now! Ber­tie says: “Su­perb stuff John! Al­ways good to find an ex-bike!”

It’s nice bump­ing into some exes...

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