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Old 11-11-2012, 01:36 AM   #108
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Originally Posted by ttpete View Post
I think you have a VERY unique bike there. It's obviously built on the rotary valve crankcase of the 125 cc scramblers and roadracers. I was involved with the first of the rotary valve models back in the 1960s. I've never seen one of those.
Thanks guys, nice to see it appreciated. Yes, I believe it was built up on a crankcase from the 125s.

I was excited to get the bike - had lusted after it as it sat for months in the showroom of the local Maico dealer.

Eventually it came up used and I bought it with a brother of mine who also rode. But the ownership experience was a sad one, largely due to dealer inexperience with the model and some inattention on his part and bad luck.

It went off the road needing new rings, which I couldn't get at the time. As I say, it is not out of the question bits could be scavenged now that would get it running. All the rubber bits have perished, of course. One day ...
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