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Rickman Metisse Help #733919
05/03/18 10:35 am
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Hi Guys, first post here so thanks for having me.
I'm currently working on a Triumph 500 engined Metisse that I've had languishing in sheds, attics and garages for the best part of 40 years. When I got the bike it was in trials trim but I'd like to return it to scramble style.
One of the issues I'm having is with the foot rests which were bolted on near the swing arm. I'd really appreciate some photos showing what the foot rest hangers are like and how and where they attach to the frame.
Likewise for the rear brake lever (which has been shortened), again, photos of how it attaches to the frame would be good.
Another issue is the wheels and forks, they disappeared from my garage years ago while I had the bike in bits. I recently bought a Bultaco Sherpa for parts and the rear wheel goes straight in. The forks however don't. The stem is too short by about 20mm. I also tried the front end from a Yam YZ250 (sorry if that has that got some of you spluttering ;-)). With the original back end it looks like a chopper and with the YZ back end, just makes the whole bike huge. Plus the lack of fork offset restricts the amount I can turn the bars. So any advice you can give for a replacement front end would be appreciated.
That's probably enough for now. Thanks.

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Re: Rickman Metisse Help [Re: Dave Russell] #734413
05/07/18 5:39 pm
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The Sherpa likely has a Betor front end. If so, the steering stem can be removed and a custom-made stem installed.

Re: Rickman Metisse Help [Re: J. Charles Smith] #735519
05/16/18 10:01 am
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Thanks for that. They are Betor and I suspected that should be possible, which is good because I've junked the Yam forks. Bit disappointed in the response to my post, surely there's some Mettise owners out there?

Re: Rickman Metisse Help [Re: Dave Russell] #735616
05/17/18 3:39 am
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Dave

Is your Rickman a Mark III or a Mark IV ? I don't know for sure but suspect there are differences in the frame, not just the fiberglass rear fender (squared off on a Mk IV) - my experience is with the MK III only

Charlie


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