1981 Maico 490 Motorcycles for sale

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Other Makes : Maico 1981 maico 490 mega 2

$6,000.00

Rancho Cucamonga, California

Year 1981

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Model Maico

Category Off Road Motorcycles

Engine 490

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1981 Maico 490 Mega 2. One of the most historic sought after bikes ever made. It's handling characteristics are legendary and power, supreme. This bike was a back up bike and was never raced in time spent with me. I sold my thoroughbred and it's now time for me to part with this one. Bill of sale only. $500.00 PayPal good faith non-refundable deposit is required with in 24 hours. Balance of sale due in 4 business days. Cash in person, certified cashier's check, bike will not be released until all funds have cleared. Buyer is fully responsible for shipping.

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Other Makes : MC490/T 1981 MAICO 490 Mega 2

$8,500.00

Columbus, Ohio

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Fully restored 1981 Maico 490 Mega 2. Bike turned out great. Has a lot of nice bits that make it a real nice race bike or one to add to your collection. All new plastic, decals and graphics. Frame, swing arm, fork bottoms have been powder coated correct Maico red to match plastic. Sun rims have been powder coated gold. New, gold anodized rear sprocket, fatty foot pegs, billet aluminum brake lever, Maico Only pipe and silencer, Falcon shocks, new Dunlops, Scott grips, Regina chain, seat cover, UNI filter, etc. Frame and engine cases are free of any damage. No cracks, or repairs of any kind. The engine has been gone through by Jake's Garage a few years ago. Bike has not been raced since rebuild but carefully ridden by previous owner...Rik Smits of NBA Indiana Pacer fame. I've had the bike out once at Diamond Don's last month. I did not race it but my '82 Maico 250 instead. Please call or email with any questions. I'll be happy to take more pictures of anything you'd like to see up close. I require a $300 deposit immediately after purchase via Paypal and the remaining balance within 48 hours via overnite certified bank check or direct bank wire transfer. Frame serial#: 3510943 Engine serial#: RT3520358 Thanks, Mark (614) 296-7035 Blammogarage.com for more pix of past restorations

Other Makes : MC490/T 1981 MAICO 490 Mega2

$8,500.00

Columbus, Ohio

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Ebay pulled my listing because I had it listed in parts & accessories by mistake. Bike is still available, just a new listing. Fully restored 1981 Maico 490 Mega2. Bike turned out great. Has a lot of nice bits that make it a real nice race bike or one to add to your collection. All new plastic, decals and graphics. Frame, swing arm, fork bottoms have been powder coated correct Maico red to match plastic. Sun rims have been powder coated gold. New, gold anodized rear sprocket, fatty foot pegs, billet aluminum brake lever, Maico Only pipe and silencer, Falcon shocks, new Dunlops, Scott grips, seat cover, UNI filter, etc. Frame and engine cases are free of any damage. No cracks, or repairs of any kind. The engine has been gone through by Jake's Garage a few years ago. Bike has not been raced since rebuild but carefully ridden by previous owner...Rik Smits of NBA Indiana Pacer fame. I've had the bike out once at Diamond Don's earlier this month. I did not race it but my '82 Maico 250 instead. Please call or email with any questions. I'll be happy to take more pictures of anything you'd like to see up close. I require a $300 deposit immediately after purchase via Paypal and the remaining balance within 48 hours via overnite certified bank check or direct bank wire transfer. Thanks, Mark (614) 296-7035 Blammogarage.com for more pix of past restorations

1981 Maico 490 `Delivery Worldwide`

$5,000.00

Apple River, Illinois

Year 1981

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Category Classic Motorcycles

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New Wossener piston New crank, bearings, con rod New clutch New primary chains New kickstarter gears New Mikuni carb Fresh powder coated frame East Coast Maico gussets welded in place New WP shocks New Michelin S12 tires Original rims, relaced with new spokes New chain and sprockets New brake shoes New seat New fenders and side panels Front end completely rebuilt, new fork springs Maico only pipe plus stock pipe Spare set of race plastic This bike has only been heat cycled, it has not been used since the restoration.

Other Makes : Mega II Motocross 1981 MAICO 490 Mega II Vintage Motocross

$8,500.00

Penn Valley, California

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1981 MAICO 490 Mega IIVintage Motocross MotorcycleSlightly used and freshened up with upgraded parts;New Maico Only Racing Exhaust pipe w/ FMF Power Core MufflerOhlins Piggyback reservoir ShocksMaico Only Wide FootpegsNew Metzler tires Comes with Owners/ Shop ManuelAnd original Maico supplied tools Free shipping within Continental USA for the "Buy It Now" bidderOtherwise, buyer is responsible for shipping costsSeller will assist with shipping logistics

1981 Maico 490 81 Vintage

$2,695.00

Scottsdale, Arizona

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I restored this bike a little over 10 years ago with the best of the best. It was my pleasure to race it 5 or 6 times in the 40 Novice class, my dream bike come true. The frame was blasted and the Wheelsmith gussets added at Rage Racing by Lynn Shoup,then powder coated Cardinal Red. He rebuilt the engine, it is an 82 490 bottom end (they are the same as 81's), at that time using a Yamaha YZ490 rod, new Wiseco piston, all bearings and seals and clutch plates were replaced. The crank was balanced by Crankworks and the cylinder got the Wheelsmith shaved fin modification. All aluminum parts were bead blasted and the engine reassembled by Lynn.

1981 Maico 490cc

$3,400.00

San Diego, California

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New Powder coated frame amp; swingarm, Renthals, all Magura levers, kill button amp; throttle, Fork seals amp; HD springs W/ fork mods by Jan Houterman. New bore amp; top end 1.0mm over (#479P4 F48G ). New cables, Tires, Silver Excel rims, Wheel bearings, Brakes shoes are arced to hubs. New Main seals amp; bearings amp; gaskets, Twin air filter, seat cover, Mister graphic kit, Carb boot. New DEP pipe amp; Silencer, and all PLASTICS. New sprockets (56t), Chain, rollers, guides, amp; pivot protector. Rebuilt Corte Cosso shocks w/ new Ohlins springs, (for 190 pounds.ish) rider. All bolts, washers, nuts, Axles, pivots, clamps, all fasteners. are new or re clear zinked to new. No play in the rear brake pedalTight as new.

Other Makes : Mega 2 1981 maico mega 2 490

$7,500.00

Valencia, California

Year 1981

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Model Mega 2

Category Off Road Motorcycles

Engine 490

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1981 Maico Mega 2 490. This bike is still consitered one of the fasted open class motorcycles ever built. Extremely rare, not many of these on the market for sale. This bike was originally hard to start, the kick is on the left side, its a 2 stroke with a compression release. This bike is still hard to start, but kicks over pretty easily once warmed up. All parts are original, and in working condition. Original owner, never raced, with low hours. Will not ship. Local pick up only in the Santa Clarita / Los Angeles area. Price i $7500 OBO.

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1981 Other Makes Maico Mega 2 490

$8,200.00

Phoenix, Arizona

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1981 Maico Mega 2 490---- for more details and access to pics, click on the POSTED link below "Autos Near Buy".....

1981 Other Makes Maico

$8,000.00

Tacoma, Washington

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1981 Maico 490 post Vintage AHRMA motorcycle '81 Mega two Maico Only---- for more details and access to pics, click on the POSTED link below "Autos Near Buy".....

1981 Other Makes MC490/T

$8,500.00

Columbus, Ohio

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1981 MAICO 490 Mega2---- for more information and access to pics, click on the POSTED link below "Autos Near Buy".....

Yamaha : YZ 1978 YAMAHA YZ 250 vintage ORIGINAL LOW HOUR unrestored motocross bike AHRMA

$1,400.00

Altmar, New York

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Thiss 1978 Yamaha YZ250 is a true low hour unrestored all original barn find that I purchased it from the original owner 3 years ago. The original owner told me that the bike was lightly and sparingly trail ridden in fields and pastures for a while when new and never had any work done to it except that way back when he had the seat cover professionally replaced due to it getting a tear in it when it was in his garage, its a perfect job. The original tires actually are a perfect indicator of the hours this bike actually has on it! The bike sat idle for the better part of  30+ years and when I bought it, I cleaned the carb, new plug, new air filter and oil in the gear box and it fired up on the 3rd kick. It has basically been stored in my garage since for the last 3 years, and has always been stored inside since new. It usually starts in 1-3 kicks, and it runs very VERY strong and perfectly, and even idles well. (I race a modern 450 and vintage 1981 Maico 490s) The trans and clutch are perfect. Still on its original IRC tires. The rear shock feels like new, firm with excellent damping. The forks hold air and function as they should (feel like crap compared to modern forks!). All original plastic (still decent), and fork boots (no tears), and even straight unbent original handle bars. The pipe has some minor dents in the lower front head area. The original chain and sprockets are still nice. Even still has its original kick stand (remember when MX bikes came with them!) The original frame paint is still in nice shape with just some minor ankle rub wear on one side and on the underside of the engine cradle. If I was restoring it I would not repaint the frame and just do proper touch ups where needed. This would be an amazing start to do a museum 100 point restoration, or just go over it and prep it to race some vintage Ahrma motocross events. This is the true Bob Hannah era YZ 250, the year he dominated motocross and supercross in the 250 class. PICK UP ONLY. I have a full 1 1/4 mile modern motocross track at my house and any serious buyer is more than welcome to come and ride it and go over the bike in person, actually I would prefer that! Again this is a 36 year old MX bike, so there is age related wear from just storage as well as minor use. There are NO warrantees on the bike as they did not even come with one when new!!! Please feel free to call me and ask any and all questions or ask for additional pictures,  Rob 315 298 6797

1981 Maico Mega 2 Extremely Rare

$3,500.00

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Year 1981

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All parts are original, and in working condition. Original owner, never raced, with low hours. 1981 Maico Mega 2 490. This bike is still consitered one of the fasted open class motorcycles ever built. Extremely rare, not many of these on the market for sale, its a 2 stroke with a compression release.

Other Makes : MAICO GS400 1975 maico gs 400 134 original miles two owners from new

$7,950.00

Chicago, Illinois

Year 1975

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Model MAICO GS400

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Engine 400

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1975 MAICO GS400– ALL ORIGINAL SURVIVOR! 134 ORIGINAL MILES, FRAME # 341016, ENGINE # K407112, TWO OWNERS FROM NEW, TITLE INCLUDED, RUNS AND RIDES 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Maicowerk A.G. was a West German motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in 1926 by Ulrich Maistch as Maistch & Co, the company originally manufactured 98 and 123 cc Ilo two stroke engines. After Worls War II, they began producing their own unit construction two-stroke engines, selling complete motorcycles. Maico made a brief foray into the automobile business with their own line of microcars in the late 1950s. Maico have also made go kart engines. The road motorcycles were named after winds... 'Blizzard', 'Typhoon' etc., but the company was better known for its purpose-built Motocross and Enduro machines, and for its 'Maicoletta' motor scooter, both of which sold in higher numbers than the road motorcycles. Maico Racing Motorcycles: Maico motocross (MC) and enduro (GS) racing models proved very successful in both European and American competition throughout the 1970s. While lacking the financial capital and big money race-team backing like that of the Japanese factories of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki, Maico riders such as Adolf Weil, Ake Jonsson, and Willy Bauer proved to be a serious challenge to the Japanese factories and produced numerous top three finishes in the Motocross World Championships. The firm also experienced some success in Grand Prix road racing competitions with rider Borje Jansson winning three 125cc Grand Prix races between1972 and 1973. American publication Motocross Action called the 1981 Maico Mega 2 - 490cc the greatest open-class motocross bike of all time. The 1974.5 400cc and 440cc GP, 1978/79 250cc Magnum and 1981 490cc models along with any year 501cc motocross bike are also some of the most sought-after vintage MX and twin-shock motorcycles to this day. One of the visual modernizations of the Maico off-road motorcycles was the move from a "coffin" style tank in 1974 to a "teardrop" style tank in 1978/79 on bikes like the 250 Magnum. The bikes later moved to plastic tanks in 1980 with the Mega 490. One of the largest contributions to the world of motocross suspension technology came in the 1974 season when the Wheelsmith Motorcycles team in the USA and the Gunther Schier teams in Europe forward-mounted the rear shocks on the Maico factory-backed motorcycles, immediately increasing the travel and ability to trump the competition. This initiated a frantic effort on the part of factory teams and privateers alike; chopping up their frames in a desperate attempt to remain competitive. Maicowerk AG filed for bankruptcy in 1983, but continued to produce small numbers of motocross and enduro models (re-badged as M-Stars in the United States due to legal issues) up through 1986. Subsequent manufacturers have purchased the brand name and applied it to their own limited production motorcycles. Modern open-class dirt-bikes are still being produced under the Maico brandname. The ATK Intimidator dirt-bike (reportedly the most powerful production 2 stroke motorcycle available aside from Maico's own motorcycles) features a Maico motor. After the company went out of business in 1986, its assets were taken over by a Dutch company, but to this day retains a strong cult following. Many riders restore vintage Maicos for display or to take back to the track.