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Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2018
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.
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.
Started by Kevin Tomkyns Feb 20, 2013.
http://youtu.be/fPziL45L9EkNoyce, Thorpe, Lackey and more at their best.KevinContinue
my maico only round back 490 project
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.
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...
Hi all, Were can I buy a new reed valve Maico barrel & reed vale at reasonable price,thanks,Rob
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 !
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