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#416344 - 05/25/09 08:34 AM Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics..........
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
Raced it at Highlands and Cycle Ranch..........
Bought it from Ron Munson , it used to belong to Doug Paley back in the day..
Damn thing is a beast to ride...............


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#416345 - 05/25/09 08:40 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
It kicks you back like a pack mule when you try to start it and bring it to life , comp release does not release any real compression and only lets you think about how worn out you will be when it decides to fire.....
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#416362 - 05/25/09 03:15 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
VintageDave Offline
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Registered: 08/18/01
Posts: 152
Loc: San Antonio
Damn.........those are some killer photos.whistle
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#416629 - 05/27/09 03:46 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: VintageDave]
motopail Offline
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Registered: 05/07/01
Posts: 507
Loc: Austin
Crap...yep that's my old bike, I can't believe that Ronny sold it...!!! Brought it home in a box....I still have the book.

Doug..
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#416640 - 05/27/09 06:33 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: motopail]
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
Doug , call me at 626 7474 , I would like to get the history on this one.
Mike
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#416692 - 05/27/09 03:57 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
motopail Offline
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Registered: 05/07/01
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Loc: Austin
yea....most likely the best bike I ever had.....

My 76 400 Maico is here in Austin also...saw it in a vintage bike show a few years back, now that will make you feel old!

And Munson and I were in the 8th grade together..like '68. He started on a SL100 and I had a AT1. I'll have to greve him for selling the 490.

I finished 5th over all in the Texas Series on that 490, in the pro class. I think Dennis Hawthorn won.

Mike, I'll give you a call.
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#416847 - 05/28/09 06:20 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: motopail]
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
Doug , Good talking to you today , check this out for more vintage........


http://www.allthingsmoto.com/forums/f-117/
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#417005 - 05/29/09 02:33 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
motopail Offline
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Spent a couple of hours on the phone with Ronnie last night....gave him crap about selling the 490...BAH!! I love hearing about all the old bikes he has stashed... Now he wants me to go vintage flat trackin. Not to sure about that, but back in the '70s we would short track on Saturday night, change tires and moto on Sunday. He had a Sherpa S 200 and real Astro 360 and I had a Rickman/Montesa 250 and a 380 CZ. We could run with a trials tire on the back and knobby up front, it was kinda cool...

Really, I'm hoping to get my hands on a '010 KTM....My only vintage bikes are CT70s.
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#417341 - 06/01/09 07:46 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: motopail]
Dave Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 2348
Loc: Spicewood
Very cool bike!!

Doug, don't ya wish you still had all the bikes you have owned over the years?? You would need a warehouse, lol!!

Beautiful Maico, love the vintage red and yellow German machine. It looks brand new.

Dave
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#417603 - 06/03/09 03:04 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Dave]
motopail Offline
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Loc: Austin
[quote=Dave]Very cool bike!!

Doug, don't ya wish you still had all the bikes you have owned over the years??



Davey.....nope! I survived all those contraptions...I want a new bike!!!
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#417668 - 06/03/09 08:25 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: motopail]
Dave Offline
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HA! That's funny Doug...I have heard some of the Vet enduro guys talking about riding vintage bikes in current events and they said they hated the things then and why would they want to ride them now.
I still think the vintage bikes are cool and the guys that rode and currently ride them are even cooler. Real men, I tell ya.
Hey, I resemble that remark, lol! I could use a new bike too. Maybe I should send Santa Claus a letter.
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#425593 - 07/31/09 07:57 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Dave]
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
Damn straight.............DP , when it cools down a little I will call you and bring the beast over for you to check out....
Mikey
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#425650 - 07/31/09 06:04 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
RogerA Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 59
If you run across another 490 shoot me an email.
I have a picture of John DeSoto("THe Flyin Hawaiin") racing my 490 I sold - I would post it but don't know how.
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#429901 - 09/07/09 07:51 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: RogerA]
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
Raced it yesteday at 3 palms in the Vet nationals , took 3rd Evo II expert........my whole body hurts... that thing is a drag bike down the straight.


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#434973 - 10/08/09 06:32 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
Irishcoffee Offline
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 2751
Loc: TEXAS
Something is not quite right if it kicks back. It should be quite easy to kick safely with the comp release. I always removed my comp release and never had a problem. Ck your timing. Be sure the cylinder is primed with gas before starting.

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#438692 - 11/05/09 04:10 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Irishcoffee]
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
You can't kick it thru without the compression release........
I replaced the Bing with a new Mikuni and it starts better now..


Edited by Vintage_Mikey (11/05/09 04:12 AM)
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#438694 - 11/05/09 04:21 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
joseschopshop Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 269
Loc: Austin,TX
Vintage_Mikey,Do you think that old Make-O-Break-O can handle some of this?


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#454983 - 02/19/10 08:45 AM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: joseschopshop]
Vintage_Mikey Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 98
Loc: Austin
I could give you a half a lap jump and still run you down. I used to have a Cz like your 380 and the 490 is a modern bike compared to it. Switch bikes and you would spank me the same way........
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#455060 - 02/19/10 09:50 PM Re: Picked up a 81 Maico 490...pics.......... [Re: Vintage_Mikey]
joseschopshop Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 269
Loc: Austin,TX
I replaced the CZ's with a 250 Elsinore.I thought I needed better legs.Now you'll have to give me about a three lap lead with this gutless turd.


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