Maico 700

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  1. troy safari carpente

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    <NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Model: Maico 685 Enduro
    Cooling: Water
    Inlet system: Reed walve system
    Exhaust system: S.E.E.S. exhaust system
    Cylinder capacity: 685 ccm
    Measures: 100 x 87mm
    KW/horsepower: 60/82
    Caburator: BING 44 mm
    Transmission: 5 speed gearbox
    Ignition: 12V / 130W SEM
    Frame: Chrom Molybdän
    Front fork: White Power Upside Down 48 mm
    Front brake:Brembo with 260 mm wave disc
    Front rim: 1.60 - 21
    Front tyres: 90/90 - 21
    Rear suspension: Maico Twin Link with Reiger shock
    Rear brake: Bremo with 220 mm wave disc
    Rear rim: 2.15 - 18
    Rear tyres: 140/80 - 18
    Tank: 9,5 Liter
    Wheel base: 1480 mm
    Ground clearance: 388 mm
    Seat height: 960 mm
    Weight: 111 kg

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    The 620cc 2 stroke motoard looks like this from the RHS (could not find a pic of enduro).

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  2. troy safari carpente

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    :nod

    ATK = sells in US

    Maico = sells in Europe

    (both marques have a certain "allegence" in their respective homeland niché marketplace).

    Don't know if available in Oz?
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    "but officer, you can't confiscate it, I've only had it for 10 minutes........what, you want my license too?:lol3
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Scene: The Cromer Park reserve (up behind DEE WHY Sydney) one saturday afternoon... the early 90's. A police patrol car has a bunch of young lads on unregistered 80cc dirtbikes bailed up, for riding in the park... :nono

    Police officer: "Now you know you can't ride here fella's... Where can I find your parents, I wan't to talk to them..."

    MX kid: "Look behind you bacon breath... he's the one on the 700cc minibike..." :D
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    I seem to recall a 701 Maico back in the 70's ..????
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    Maico 501... 1973
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  7. Dusty Rhodes

    Dusty Rhodes Yowie Chaser

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    Yep that would be it. I knew there was a 7 somewhere :D
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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I had a riding mate that raced a 1990 540 DXC that was prepped for Baja events. It was geared to pull 116 mph (190 km/h near enough) on fireroads/packed sand. It'd probably go faster on tarmac (hence the 125 mph figure that DirtBike referred to maybe?), but at that speed for prolonged periods on asphalt there were other problems to worry about (see below).

    I pre-run and rode the thing down around San Felipe and other places in Baja with him on a number of occassions. The accelleration was like nothing else (SE like in some terms, but as it was far lighter and it hit WAAAY harder that the 950 twin... it was much scarier!). Punting this missile around in the open deserts of the Mojave, in Nevada, Arizona or even Baja... I can understand... but to ride it anywhere else (MX track, enduro singletrack), I thought was insane! :eek1 But he seemed to enjoy it.

    In my mind, you could only use a fraction of that power in MOST situations... it only came into it's own on the wide open whooped sections of the SCORE desert race courses... I can only imagine how brutal the ATK/Maico would be with another 160cc on tap! :eek1

    Oh...? What was the problem with running the KTM 540DXC wide open on the tarmac in the 35 degree plus desert heat for a prolongued period???

    The rear tyre would get so hot, that it threw the center knobs off the dunlop rear tyre... one time during a 10 mile blast down an extremely hard pack dirt road south of san Felipé during a pre-run weekend, it tossed one knob straight thru the inner rear guard, through the airbox and into the air filter element. Motor lunched it, locked up the rear wheel in a heartbeat and left a skid mark for near a hundred meters... :lol3

    He didn't ditch it, but as he was standing up at the time, the decelleration threw him forward - his thighs hit the bars - and he was looking at his front fender, with the rear wheel locked, still doing about 85 mph! :eek1

    When the chase van arrived the bike needed the barrel, piston, carb, airbox and rear tyre changed. RN just needed a change of riding pants... :lol3
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  9. Autostream

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    Yeahbutt... 82hp / 101 kg who cares about all that stuff!
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  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Auto... you could probably talk Nevbottomlesspockets/large garage/tolerant wife into getting one, so you and the lads can head out to NW vic and play in the sand... :D

    Take Knackers, Mudguts and Camo along to document it all... :evil
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    Excellent idea there Troy, but we may leave Knackers being to ensure it doesn't get burnt, at least first time out.

    Nev, bring her along tomorrow and we'll get a few beers into her to help you along Mate.
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  12. troy safari carpente

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    :augie and yet another thread ends up in the misery of the Melbourne Beer Night debauchery... :rofl
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    We have a solution for everything!
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    I could always run the idea past her.. :wink:

    But that would mean I would have to talk to her... :huh

    I`ll leave a note on the bench and wait for a reply.. :lol3
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  15. troy safari carpente

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    make sure that you point out the vibration aspects of a 700cc single cylinder engine very carefully to her in the note Nev...


    ... it SHOULD sell itself... :wink:
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    I`m pretty sure she prefers a "thumper" Troy.. :lol3
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  17. troy safari carpente

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    I'd heard it was you that got off on "four strokes" Nev...? :brow
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    Vicious rumour Troy.. :shog
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    easier to cope with a scored bore and damaged ring on a smoker, than the pain inflicted by bent valves and a siezed big end on your thumper through bad timing I always say...:1drink
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    She does, how soon husbands forget this stuff. I'll have a chat to her next time you are at Golf Nev, sort of pave the way for you so to speak.
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