1972 Rickman moto-crosser with a 250 cc. Montesa engine
This 250 handled well for back then because of it's light weight.
I had problems with the rear brake for the first 4 or 5 outings.I ended up putting
on a Husquarna lever and brake rod. I never had problems after that.
1974 Rickman moto-crosser with a 250 cc. Montesa engine
This bike weighed in at a very light 198 pounds.
It was my second 250 Rickman, following the 1972 model.
My Matchless-Rickman before I bought it in Mechbach, West Germany in 1968.
This bike had a Matchless Cyclone 600 cc. engine. Talk about torque!
After getting it back to the United States, it blew it's main
bearings through the cases.
Behind the Matchless is the 350 cc. BSA Goldstar grasstracker belonging to my friend, Fritz Sandner.
1975 Kawasaki KX250
My friends and I did a lot of play riding in the gravel pits in the early and
mid 1970's. This is in an abandoned gravel pit west of Chillicothe, Illinois.
My 1969 250 Stiletto in Canton, Illinois in 1971.
This bike wasn't stock as you can see by the Betor front forks and the cylinder head
off of a 5-speed OSSA. This is the 4-speed moto-crosser made in 1969.
Same bike, same day
Mick Andrews on an
OSSA "Plonker" trials model behind Yankee Motor Company.
visit the Yankee factory from time to time in promoting the
of trials machinery. The OSSA factory in Spain developed the
(Mick Andrews Replica) based on the changes Mick made to the "Plonker".
Marriage and the addition of a step-daughter lead to the
purchase of this rig. The bike is a 1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 with a Vetter Terraplane
sidecar. It was a nice looking outfit, but not nearly as much fun as riding solo.
If your interest is in vintage trials bikes, and in particular,
OSSA trials bikes, write to Karl Heise at firstname.lastname@example.org
My first two-stroke in the long line of dirt bikes.
I learned a lot from falling off of this motorcycle. Practice, practice, practice,.....