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Maico Lovers and Fans

A group for the Maico Marque and its fans.

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Bing 54 Rebuild 1 Reply

I have a Mikuni TM38 Flatslide with a few Mods on my Maico 490, it has been OK and I wanted to see for…Continue

Started by Kevin Tomkyns. Last reply by Bruno Serarfi Nov 25, 2018.

Quality of Maico Motorcycles

5 Part mini documentary on the mechanical quality of Maico motorcycles, produced by Opfermann Motors Maicowerks.com. I learned how good the german design was and why the Maico has such a good engine.…Continue

Started by Kevin Tomkyns Jan 11, 2016.

1982 British GP 500cc Moto 2


Started by Kevin Tomkyns Feb 20, 2013.

1982 British GP 500cc Moto 1

http://youtu.be/fPziL45L9EkNoyce, Thorpe, Lackey and more at their best.KevinContinue

Started by Kevin Tomkyns Feb 20, 2013.

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Comment by paul on February 6, 2013 at 1:36pm

my maico only round back 490 project

Comment by paul on February 6, 2013 at 1:36pm

Comment by Kevin Tomkyns on April 6, 2012 at 1:49am


        I have a mate in the UK that manufactures new Maico 490 reed cylinders and supplies them with cast iron liners or Aluminium liners with nicosil coating. You will need the reed cage, reeds, gaskets, bing re-jetting and possibly a new expansion chamber designed for the reed cylinder. Send me a PM with your email details and I will try and get him to contact you directly. He supplies US and EU distributors with the Reed Valve cylinders and accessories.



Comment by Kevin Tomkyns on April 6, 2012 at 1:43am


          One of the problems the 1982 Maicos had with the rear suspension was not just the Corte Cosso shocks, when fitting the Ohlins spacers are used to better align the shock as the mounts are out of alignment. I would look at new Ohlins or custom built Works Performance shocks and check/rectify any mis-aligned shock mounts. I have read some where, that Corte Cosso shocks can be rebuilt using Ohlin internals. This may be a good cheaper option for you as well. let us know how you go...


Comment by Rob Wicks on April 5, 2012 at 10:13pm

Hi all, Were can I buy a new reed valve Maico barrel & reed vale at reasonable price,thanks,Rob

Comment by Stuart Dicks on April 5, 2012 at 4:29am

Anyone out there know of or seen an Ohlin mono rear shock lying around to fit my 82 MC 250 Alpha 1 ? The Corte Cosso on my bike is behaving well at the moment...but does not ooze me with confidence and comfort,knowing their past history !

Comment by Kevin Tomkyns on June 24, 2011 at 5:41pm
My Maico at CD8
Comment by paul on March 31, 2011 at 1:37pm
bill is on the oz vmx forum now so ask him again
Comment by paul on March 31, 2011 at 1:36pm
i just bought a v force and a billet manifold from bill ,its on its way
Comment by Kevin Thomas Mortimer on March 31, 2011 at 12:57pm
Paul What reed valve did you get with your barrel? I asked Bill Eyler fro East Coast Maico if he could sell me a manifold and V Force reed, but he never got back to me. I will be at Conondale so put me down for Maico Campsite. Does anyone know what the featured make will be. The greatest 500cc MXer of all time is 30 this year, I think the featured make should be Maico. Kevin

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