Maicoman07's Forum Activity

Reply to 1980 CR480 Twinnie. All finished! 6/17/2019 1:40 PM

What a lovely looking bike ! Just noticed last night that my sons1979 cr250 is started to leak oil from behind the front sprocket Can the seal be changed without taking the engine out of the frame?Thanks

Reply to What Fork is this!? 5/31/2019 2:47 PM

On the subject of Honda forks picked up a complete 1981 Honda front end with the 41mm forks They are in a poor condition Is it worth spending money on them with the view of fitting them to a 78 to 80 Red Rocket which I hope to buy in the next year or ... more »

Reply to Bikes You Wish You Never Sold 5/5/2019 5:55 AM

After my 900 mile daytrip to collect this one...I will never be selling it!!!

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Reply to Bikes You Wish You Never Sold 4/26/2019 1:50 PM

A 1980 Kramer They came with the Rotax 406cc engine What a engine! It has been said that people have bought bikes that they do not like just to have that engine Had to buy another one it resulted in a 900 mile day trip and had to pay over 15X the money ... more »

Reply to Blocked Pilot Jet 4/19/2019 4:35 PM

In Britain you get unleaded 95 octane which is around 10% ethanol and super unleaded which is 97 octane which I think is ethanol free but I would not be betting any money on that statement Just found out from my son on Wednesday night that you get 99 ... more »

Reply to Blocked Pilot Jet 4/17/2019 11:42 AM

Maicos are on Putoline and the Husky125 is on Maxima 927 Yes they can sit for weeks without getting used Running super unleaded which is 97 octane compared to the normal unleaded at 95 Tried adding octane booster to the 97 fuel but the spark plug or ... more »

New thread Blocked Pilot Jet 4/17/2019 10:18 AM

Never had a problem with them blocking up until the last couple of years It is now every time I go to start bikes they are blocked It is not dirt more like a film of oil Drain petrol at the end of the day out of bikes What is causing this ?Managed to ... more »

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Reply to IOM - Isle of Man 4/9/2019 1:18 PM

Better start saving up if you are taking a motorhome over it is the most expensive sea crossing in the world You will need to book the ferry well in advance around a year if you are wanting to get off the Island less than 4 days after it finishes Buy ... more »

Reply to Scalvini Factory Silencer? 4/4/2019 1:56 PM

That is a lovely looking bike!

Reply to Fork Seal Maintenance 4/4/2019 1:46 PM

Spray them with silicone spray every time after a days use Mine last for years

Reply to Maico Comeback? 4/1/2019 3:40 PM

Flood the carb then get the overflow hose and blow the fuel in to the engine Put in gear and rock bike back and forwards a couple of times back in to neutral and get piston just under tdc let kickstarter return so you are getting a full kick at it and ... more »

Reply to HELP!!!!!!Ktm sticking throttle 3/22/2019 4:26 PM

First time ever seen a bike with a stuck throttle was 40 year a go A ktm 400 it would have had a Bing carb on it First ktm I ever bought had the same problem and so had another rider I knew on his 250 I had the 125 Deloto carb fitted to them Last ktm ... more »

Reply to HELP!!!!!!Ktm sticking throttle 3/22/2019 3:17 PM

Would forget about racing on Sunday Would take bike to the race and plead with a rider that has a pre 2017 125 Ktm to give you a loan of his carb to put on your bike and start it up and see what happens I take it has the correct slide and needle in carb ... more »

Reply to Three winners on the same brand? 3/17/2019 3:33 AM

On the subject of steel frames Ktm has a weight advantage over the others How much lighter is there frame on the production bikes compared to the alloy frames of the Japs ?

Reply to HELP!!!!!!Ktm sticking throttle 3/12/2019 9:39 AM

As far as I am concerned it has nothing to do with the cable Could never get it sorted out Out of a matter of interest what year was your friends 250 sx when it happened ?

Reply to Maico question 3/4/2019 10:52 AM

There is a 1973 Maico for sale on ebay in Britain with a 490 top end on it Not sure how someone managed to get it to fit

Reply to Buyers remorse? 2/25/2019 12:31 PM

Son bought a 2011 cr125 and some of the best days I have had on a bike were when I was riding it Suspension is bad when stock but once revalved it is really good Back on track I hated my 1983 yz 490 Stuck with it for 6 month and managed to swap it for ... more »

Reply to Maico question 2/22/2019 2:11 PM

I never knew that MO used the single shock frame on the S1 models I thought that they came with new frames Would be no advantage in performance compared to the 1981 frame The reason that they were probably used would be that they would be easy to get ... more »

Reply to Suspension Help - Scotland , UK 2/12/2019 3:05 PM

Scott Gardiner at Planet Suspension near Linlithgow is your nearest His dad owns the practice track at Doune and Scott is at the track sometimes so hopefully he can give you more help at the track after watching you ride the track to get you set up Son ... more »

Reply to Any Skilled Tradesmen here I can ask some questions? 2/9/2019 8:31 AM

Have heard the saying of "You never get to meet a old welder"