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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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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 2348
Loc: Spicewood
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..


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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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