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Old 02-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #61
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Location: Skolls Or
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Yikes,that may not all buff out. Looks like it has the classic "snapped off kick shaft" issue? A friend had one of those back in the day,nice torquey fast great handling bike,he could fly on it but wasnt a real good wrench,always something disintigrating or flying off on the trail.
The kickbacks were spectacular,he didnt keep the comp release working so broke the cases and nearly his ankle.
Old bikes required some know-how.
Yeah, it would take a lot of love to bring it back. I got it back in shape in the early eighties, then loaned it to a "friend" with young kids who wanted to get back into riding. When I tried to get it back I got a run around. Finally it showed up when I was at work and it was apparent it had been left outside for at least a year.
I try not to find it when I go into the barn where it has been since then.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #62
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that sucks that guy was cool. I wonder if he ever got the triple fired off. I remember telling Super Hunky about the triple and it sounds like he went up and saw it from the post in that link. I remember Jim had a lot to say about this Jawa and how and why it was so rare. I believe it was an early 60's factory bike built for ISDT.
I first heard of Jim on the old Maico Madness web site. He wrote an article on early Maico's in the US.

http://cybermotorcycle.com/archives/...ness/early.htm

I gave him a call after reading the article with some questions on a '62 Maico Scrambler I was building. 2 plus hours later I had all the info I needed. Quite a guy.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #63
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Not a dirtbike but cool.
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