Show us your Maico!

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by supershaft, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    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!
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  2. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    They ran out of primary chains. :rofl
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  3. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    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....
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  4. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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

    supershaft because I can

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    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.
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  7. 305racer

    305racer Fossil Rocket Pilot

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

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    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.
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  9. Donzzilla

    Donzzilla Been here awhile

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    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>
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  10. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I don't have any Maicos anymore. Here's my last one, a 1978 Magnum.
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  11. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    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...



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  12. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Yea! I guess they went red in '77?
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  13. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    yep red in 77.
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  14. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    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!
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  15. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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  16. FJ_Kevin

    FJ_Kevin Been here awhile

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    I had an extensively modified Magnum 400 back in the day. Unfortunately I have no photos of that bike but I do have this photo of a friend taken on Long Island in 1979. Gene Rupp is his name.

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  17. Curvy

    Curvy Lost Planet Airman

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  18. lkr57

    lkr57 scooter trash

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    Here's mine. It's a 1971-ish MC250 Square Barrel. Still a work in progress but I got the motor in pretty good shape last year. This year I need to work on the chassis. Wheels are getting rebuilt with new spokes, a set of nice vintage Akronts, and a new front hub to replace the broken and welded one on the bike.

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  19. mxscot

    mxscot n00b

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    Here is my recently restored 1986 500 in action

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  20. macrae85

    macrae85 Been here awhile

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    My brothers '86 Maico 250 which he is currently selling!
    Should upload some of the 490's,like a production line of them here! :)
    My Uncle Bill (Rae) scored his best result in 125cc racing Maico at the Isle of Man GP
    back in 1971,they didn't just build mudpluggers(check the MotoGP website!).
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