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supershaft 01-25-2013 05:46 PM

Show us your Maico!
 
I love the Bul thread. Were are all the Maico's? I don't see that many here. I would love to see more. I use to love them back in the early/mid seventies. Just for their looks if nothing else. Plus the midwest had some experts that could fly on them back then. Not to mention some national and world level pro's!

Scootern29 01-25-2013 07:15 PM

They ran out of primary chains. :rofl

stainlesscycle 01-25-2013 08:32 PM

i would have a pic, but i just rebuilt the motor and set it in the frame today - 1977 aw400. - it's in average shape - not doing a restore, just doing motor/suspension, etc. then deciding what to do with it.. - i also have a project 1980 250 i might be getting rid of....

dpforth 01-25-2013 08:47 PM

I have a 72 MC250 patiently waiting restoration but it's a bit too buried to take a pic of.

Rokoneer 01-26-2013 06:44 AM

Does my 2004 Maico qualify, or is it too new for this thread?:D

supershaft 01-26-2013 03:41 PM

I still have hope. I would love to get my hands on a '76 250MX. I think it was a 250MX. Not yet red. Banana swingarm. Crude and rude!

I don't remember how much they typically weighed. I hope they were light since above all else I hate heavy bikes. But please! Don't bring up 'claimed' weights! Let's stick with reality.

305racer 01-26-2013 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stainlesscycle (Post 20577166)
i would have a pic, but i just rebuilt the motor and set it in the frame today - 1977 aw400. - it's in average shape - not doing a restore, just doing motor/suspension, etc. then deciding what to do with it.. - i also have a project 1980 250 i might be getting rid of....


Tell me about this '80 250 project that may need a new home.

stainlesscycle 01-27-2013 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 305racer (Post 20582978)
Tell me about this '80 250 project that may need a new home.

welp: missing piston, pipe, kicker, seat, plastics (has tank - currently with late 70's cr250 plastics on it i think). motor turns over. i have not touched it since i got it.

Donzzilla 01-28-2013 05:02 AM

I have 2 Maico's on file. The first one is Tony D's last race bike and the actual bike he started his schools with. It's considered to be one of the greatest MX bikes, the '81 490.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8423874584/" title="1TonyDMaicooutside by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8423874584_26c2e283e8_s.jpg" width="75" height="75" alt="1TonyDMaicooutside"></a>

The second one is an earlier aluminum tank model. Sorry there's not more of the bike, it's all I had:wink:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/8422781647/" title="ErikaMaico by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8422781647_3fc2850256_s.jpg" width="75" height="75" alt="ErikaMaico"></a>

lamotovita 01-28-2013 04:32 PM

I don't have any Maicos anymore. Here's my last one, a 1978 Magnum.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-b...s800/Maico.jpg

stainlesscycle 01-29-2013 11:03 AM

here's my 77 aw400 - motor is done - rode it around a bit to see what it would do. i get to tear back into and work on the clutch (surprise!). then onto some cosmetics...



http://www.stainlesscycle.com/images/maico1.jpg

http://www.stainlesscycle.com/images/maico2.jpg

supershaft 01-29-2013 01:30 PM

Yea! I guess they went red in '77?

stainlesscycle 01-29-2013 01:57 PM

yep red in 77.

supershaft 01-29-2013 03:30 PM

I hope I warned everybody that I don't know much about them having never been around them much. Maybe that explains my love for them? :D I do love the looks of them. Especially the pre-red ones. Plus, like I said earlier, I have seen some guys kick ass on them!

meijer's trails 01-29-2013 08:56 PM

out of gas, as usual
 
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c203/MT237/photo1.jpg


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