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7/1/2014 7:34 PM

Not mine but holy hell……..


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7/2/2014 9:37 AM

Omg, my dream bike, i would have to sell all my old toys and then somePhoto

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7/2/2014 10:20 AM

Holy smokes, that thing is gorgeous!

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7/2/2014 10:36 AM

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My inner thighs are not a fan off coffin tanks, so when I built my Maico, I stayed with the Magnum tank on my 1978.

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7/2/2014 1:21 PM

Very nice Richard!!

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7/2/2014 7:16 PM

The Maico Meister/The Silver Fox. Adolf Weil was a 14-time German National Champion and finished second in the 250 World Championship in 1973 (and third in the 500 Championship three times.) Adolf is remember by most Americans for his dominating performance in the 1973 Trans-AMA series.
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7/3/2014 3:46 PM

Everybody secretly has a thing for Maico. I have to thank Magoo for my love of Maico's. I'd love to have a Maico in a couple of years

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7/3/2014 6:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/3/2014 6:43 PM

Lane-O103 wrote:

Everybody secretly has a thing for Maico. I have to thank Magoo for my love of Maico's. I'd love to have a Maico in a couple ...more

No secret here.
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Here's my first. 1971 250 square barrel, Carl Crane pipe and port job. 4 speed!


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It went bawww bawww.bawww bawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

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7/4/2014 4:33 AM

RF145 wrote: Photo

My inner thighs are not a fan off coffin tanks, so when I built my Maico, I stayed with the Magnum tank on my 1978.

That is a good looking Maico
If I raced a Maico id want a 78
Is that a 1978 engine? I don't remeber the magnum Maicos cylinder to have that shape.

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7/4/2014 4:56 AM

DoctorJD wrote:

Holy smokes, that thing is gorgeous!

I do agree!

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7/4/2014 9:43 AM

Lane-O103 wrote:

Everybody secretly has a thing for Maico. I have to thank Magoo for my love of Maico's. I'd love to have a Maico in a couple ...more

Pauliemon wrote:

No secret here.
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Here's my first. 1971 250 square barrel, Carl Crane pipe and port job. 4 speed!


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It went bawww bawww.bawww ...more

That is a sweet tattoo, i'm jealousw00t

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7/4/2014 10:17 AM

MaxPower wrote:

That is a good looking Maico
If I raced a Maico id want a 78
Is that a 1978 engine? I don't remeber the magnum Maicos ...more

Yeah 78s were the best in my mind. 1979 was the same I think. They just added a rear frame loop for the fender. That's a 250 and they had a more rounded cylinder with shorter fins . Some used to trim the fins on the open Macios cylinders. They would angle the rear of the fins, but it was a bucks up move. That was only for pros and those dudes that seem to have every trick part on their bike.

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7/4/2014 10:20 AM

Lane-O103 wrote:

That is a sweet tattoo, i'm jealousw00t

I'm getting color on it in a couple of weeks. I'll post it again after.

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7/4/2014 10:49 AM

Here's my 78. It was a 400cc. But Jan at Euro Cycles discovered he could bore them out to the last bore and use a 420 Suzuki piston. The Suzuki piston was lighter and cheaper ($75 versus $14). It let the 400s rev out a little more and gave a some snap out of the turns. Jan actually helped develop the Works Performance shocks which worked awesome. Jan also put air valves in the fork caps and took out the springs. They worked so good like that.
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7/4/2014 11:00 AM

Holy f...!
What a nice looking bike.smile

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7/4/2014 7:44 PM

RF145 wrote: Photo

My inner thighs are not a fan off coffin tanks, so when I built my Maico, I stayed with the Magnum tank on my 1978.

MaxPower wrote:

That is a good looking Maico
If I raced a Maico id want a 78
Is that a 1978 engine? I don't remeber the magnum Maicos ...more

Sorry for not jumping back in sooner, I was caught up in the crazy Red Rocket kickstarter thread.

My bike is a 1978 Frankenbike. These bikes start off with either a 1978 or 79 Magnum frame. With the 1978 frame, it needs gussets on the back portion to strengthen up the frame, the 1979 with the rear loop keeps all straight and moving forward. I installed 43mm forks shortened to 11 inches of travel. Moving backwards, you will find a 1981 250 MAICO reed engine with a PVL, Mikuni, Boysen reeds and aftermarket exhaust. The frame got a silver gray powder coating and wide pegs and billet brake pedal. The 1981 aluminum Thor arm is a repo and I am using Works shocks to start with. New White plastic and I have a Frakenbike.

The whole idea is that the Magnums were the best handling Maico (I always thought the 1977 was better) and that with simple upgrades to suspension and engine, you will have the best EVO class bike on the track.

The unfortunate thing is that I still have not been able to ride this bike due to a back injury after completing her four years back. Soon I hope. Perhaps even this fall if no more set backs.

Richard
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7/4/2014 9:43 PM

That is one sweet looking bike!!!

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7/5/2014 4:09 PM

That's a true beauty no doubt. Wonder how many teeth are on the sprocket ?

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

6/30/2018 9:53 AM

Getting ready to restore my 76 aw 250 I raced at the Women's Nationals in the day. Does anyone have the correct color match for the silver or red? Preferably the silver. Thanks. Ready to send to powder coat.

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Debbie Matthews
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7/2/2018 7:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/2/2018 9:03 AM

Deb,

All I can tell you is that the Red is VW mars Red for 1976/77

Try calling Herb at Maico Only 909 947 1121 for the Silver.

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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

7/2/2018 7:23 PM

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1978 440. 98% original. Fisk plastic, original grips and the rear tire is original. I replaced fuel petcock,repacked silencer, new sparkplug and lastly the countershaft sprocket cover. I don’t ride it. Way too nice to ride.

Great looking Maico s above so I had to share.
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7/4/2018 9:12 PM

No such thing. There is not a motorcycle built that is too nice to ride. Thats ridiculous sounding to me as a chick too hot to poke. Ride it and let the next guy worry about restoring it. It is a good looking Maico

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7/4/2018 11:23 PM

Not riding it takes way more self control then throwing gas in it and firing it.

Owning it and knowing it’s right there is enough. The full restore on 95 CR will get the saddle time. The Maico sits until I sell it. Until then I’ll just keep riding my Husky.

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7/8/2018 7:47 AM

Everyone should ride a Maico before they die. the first time I rode one , I thought I had been wasting time with all the other bikes owned ,

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7/8/2018 10:20 PM

I like Maicos too.
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Earn it!

7/8/2018 10:52 PM

^^^ Awesome!

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

7/15/2018 1:31 PM

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My 1981 250 and 400
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7/18/2018 7:19 AM

magoo1982 wrote:

Everyone should ride a Maico before they die. the first time I rode one , I thought I had been wasting time with all the other ...more

I remember the first time I raced my '75-1/2 MC250 back in the day. It was at a track in Wilmington, PA (can't remember the name)

I was behind a guy on a KX250. We were going down a gentle downhill into a right-hander, and I actually said to myself "I'm on a Maico, I can turn inside this guy no problem"

Going in, he went wide and I stuffed it inside him and roosted away and thought 'man that was too easy!'

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“If I remember how this worked, you’d put a side on, and then you’d go and have something to eat, and then you’d put another side on.” … Mick Jagger

7/19/2018 7:36 AM

Nice! My first race on my 71 250 square barrel was my first race. I came off a 125 Hodaka?. I was so much faster on the Maico even all my buddies said, "wow!". But the race was another story. I got off the line good and pulled up to the first turn in 4th. I slipped under 2 guys into second. About that time the rider in first clipped my front wheel and down l went. It messed up my throttle cable so I pulled into the pits. One of my buddies said, "dude you have knobby tracks on your back". Hmmm my back is a little sore. I finished the secnd moto but the sand track (Marysville, Ca.) kicked my butt. Still the best bikes I ever rode. The Maicos had all the goods to win races, Pauliemon just lacked the skills. Photo

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7/19/2018 1:04 PM

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