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Rick's Motorcycle Appraisals

  • 403-274-0760

  • 52 Santana Hill NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3K 3A2, Canada

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Rick MacPherson: I have spent forty plus successful years working as a technical engineering sales representative servicing the welding, quarter turn valve actuation industry in Western Canada. Responsibility involved in working on behalf of several manufacturing companies servicing from the plant level to engineering in the oil/gas, mining and pulp & paper industry. I travelled extensively throughout Canada and parts of the USA.

My interest in motorcycles goes back to my high school days and through word of mouth in 1995 I was lucky enough to find what I thought was my original 1968 BSA B-25 Starfire that were sold by the Nicholson Brothers in Saskatoon, SK. I have since found out with the help of Joan Nicholson Bernie’s wife, the 68 Starfire that sits in my library and office is in fact one of four (4) that were sold in the spring of 1968 in Saskatchewan.

I am a motorcycle enthusiast who has done a number of ground up restorations on Vintage English, BMW and Japanese motorcycles with several of these machines being shipped overseas to Japan, Hong Kong and the USA. Most notably a restored 1977 Triumph T-140VJ Silver Jubilee that is now located at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA., which was originally sold by Glenn Turple in Red Deer.

I am an avid motorcycle rider and belong to a number of motorcycle clubs, both locally and nationally.

I bring a keen sense of mechanical & engineering knowledge, experience and integrity to every client’s motorcycle appraisal. Due to my engineering background, I believe that a motorcycle appraisals’ need to be clearly written, with professional quality pictures and a keen sense of the appraised replacement value of each and every appraisal that I have done over the years. Because of my attention to detail, references and research this is very important.

I have been trained and I am an accredited S.V.A.I motorcycle appraiser. References are available from a number of insurance companies, clients, motorcycle resellers in Calgary and Southern Alberta.

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