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Reply to 1967 Maico MC360 1/14/2022 5:54 PM

There is a Maico group on Facebook, and it’s called the Maico Square and Oval barrel group. Very helpful bunch of guys and they will point you in the right direction. I had a 67 360GS back in 1977 When I was 12 years old. Loved that bike, even though

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Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/31/2021 10:57 AM

Good deal. Nice find on those forks, WP.

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/31/2021 10:05 AM

WP89, Just in case you wanted to know I'm pretty sure my 36mm Mikuni set for the KTM was 35-40 pilot jet, and 310-340 main, and needle jet clip was in the middle - adjusted for temp, elevation accordingly. Edit: My GS was actually an 82 - and it had ... more »

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/31/2021 9:49 AM

Another tip for anyone with late 70's and early 80 KTMs (Can-ams too!): Keep an eye on those Marzocchi (magnesium) lower fork tubes around the axles and pinch bolts - they have a tendency to develop fine hairline cracks. Talk about trying to replace ... more »

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/31/2021 9:11 AM

WP89 - this is what I'm talking about re: couplers. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fernco-6-in-x-6-in-x-4-46-in-dia-Coupling-PVC-Fitting/1000075339?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-plb-_-bng-_-LIA_PLB_142_Pipe-Fittings-_-1000075339-_-0-_-0-_-0&gclid=e21c5ec6365a170458dd3fb888816033&gclsrc=3p.ds&ds_rl=1286981&msclkid=e21c5ec6365a170458dd3fb888816033 ... more »

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/31/2021 9:01 AM

I didn’t have a problem using a Mikuni on mine. If you look closely at my picture you can see clearly that it’s a Mikuni carb that I’ve installed (36mm). I don’t recall even having to use a heat gun for the install, but I might have purchased a new air ... more »

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/30/2021 7:51 PM

WP89, Looks like this 14mm KS lever on this 81 is the same lever that's on a Sachs motored Penton/DKW/Herc/etc...and these are always easy to find on ebay. http://suprememotos.com/uploads/postfotos/ktm-250-gs-1981-1.JPG

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/30/2021 7:40 PM

WP89, Since it's a 14mm shaft you could use a KS completely assembly from 72-78 KTM 125-175 (which are most robust, IMHO, than the stock 81 KS). Saw this on Al Buehner's site and thought it might be of some for use for you: Reproduction KTM Kick Start ... more »

Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/30/2021 5:51 PM

Here's the GS (Reed Valve) version. Bought this bike from Rik Smits (former NBA Pacers Bball player). He has an amazing vintage collection of bikes and is big vintage bike enthusiast. Wish I would've never sold it.

Post-race 2013, AHRMA Vintage ... more »
Reply to 1981 KTM 250 MC 10/30/2021 3:58 PM

Have had a couple of early 80's KTM over the past decade or so...for the KS spline/lever you might want to reach out to Andre at https://www.enduroklassiker.at/en/ and/or Helmut "Speedy" Clasen. You can find Speedy on Facebook - he used to be a KTM dealer ... more »

Reply to I was thinking of going... 7/24/2021 12:35 PM

Thanks Steve! Wishing you all the best!

Reply to WTB Bultaco 360/370 Frontera 7/17/2021 4:29 PM

Bk, check your PM.

Reply to 70,s bikes what you got? 11/26/2020 7:22 PM

Sweet find.

Reply to 70,s bikes what you got? 11/26/2020 6:56 PM

My 1978 Honda CR250 that I bought in the summer of 1980. Loved that bike. Wish I still had it.
Reply to 70,s bikes what you got? 11/26/2020 6:29 PM

Very nice.

Reply to 70,s bikes what you got? 11/26/2020 3:12 PM

Current 70's bikes in the corral pen: All good runners -- 1979 Maico 400 GS,1978 Maico 400 GS,1978 Bultaco Frontera 370,1979 KTM 400 GS80,1978 KTM 400 MC5/GS 1977 Penton 250 GS6,1974 Rokon RT340,73 DKW 125 Enduro (Resurrection almost complete),1971 Maico

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Reply to Husky 1995 5/10/2020 1:03 PM

Check out cafehusky.com Been a longtime member. Great resource for all Husqvarna incarnations. (Swedish, Italian, and Austrian models)

Reply to Classic Bike Review: 1978 Honda CR250R Elsinore 12/8/2019 10:33 PM

Bought a 78 Honda CR250R in the summer of 79. One of my all-time favorites too. Great review, TB. Thanks.

Reply to 1973 Rickman 125mx: Getting her moving again 12/3/2019 5:26 PM

SparkyJ, I seem to remember there’s a Zundapp group on FB. And there is one gentleman in particular that is a Zundapp and Hercules guru - Helmut ‘Speedy’ Clasen. He helped me with a few items when I restored my Hercules. There’s also a yahoo group - ... more »