1981 maico 490 shocks

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3/10/2019 7:49 PM

So I’ve been weighing the options for the rear suspension on the build and I need some more experienced input. We have all the original shock parts but they’re going to need some serious tlc to get back into shape or do I buy a new set of shocks? The noleen v shocks are my top pick right now but there’s also YSS? I haven’t been able to find much to read up on this brand though.....any input is great


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3/10/2019 8:49 PM

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Do It In The Dirt!

3/11/2019 5:19 AM

I would only use Ohlins,Noreen’s or works.

From what I’ve heard the yss are junk.


00' BMW K1200 RS
83' Maico 490 ( The Project bike)
81' Maico 490- FOR SALE
03' KTM 525 SX (In ICU)
14.5 KTM 450 Fe- FOR SALE

3/11/2019 9:41 AM

An 81 Maico 490 deserves the best. Don't scrimp on suspension. Ohlins.


The older I get, the faster I was.

3/11/2019 5:54 PM

Buddy of movie has Ohlins on his 81 and 83. SAAHHWEEET!




Thanks to all the people that have not beaten me to death yet!

3/11/2019 7:32 PM

Zeke27G wrote:
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Thanks you and to everyone else’s input


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