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Offline shelpi

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Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:31:58 PM »
whole engine or if need be whole bike. cheers

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 09:01:35 PM »
HI,

I have a 1984 490 for sale. it has a 1983 seat and fuel tank . requires restoration. motor looks good. have not started it since I bought it out of the USA a year ago. He told me it is a 5 speed, but I have not confirmed this. $3500.00 firm.

All the best Guy490

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 10:31:26 AM »
HI,

I have a 1984 490 for sale. it has a 1983 seat and fuel tank . requires restoration. motor looks good. have not started it since I bought it out of the USA a year ago. He told me it is a 5 speed, but I have not confirmed this. $3500.00 firm.

All the best Guy490
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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 06:58:49 PM »
HI,

I have a 1984 490 for sale. it has a 1983 seat and fuel tank . requires restoration. motor looks good. have not started it since I bought it out of the USA a year ago. He told me it is a 5 speed, but I have not confirmed this. $3500.00 firm.

All the best Guy490
Gday Guy, still waiting on those pictures, you still want to sell the sand spider  ???

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 07:38:17 PM »
Looks like Guy has left the building after his one and only post  ;)

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 08:17:31 PM »
its on ebaynow
 plus I had a look at it on Monday  5 speed American cross country mx model ,low on comp, seems to shift through the gears ok , fork leg don't seem rusty or pitted from what I could see, 83 tank and seat
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Maico-490-1984-Sand-Spider-/191090870986?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item2c7de74aca

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 08:23:37 PM »
its on ebaynow
 plus I had a look at it on Monday  5 speed American cross country mx model ,low on comp, seems to shift through the gears ok , fork leg don't seem rusty or pitted from what I could see, 83 tank and seat
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Maico-490-1984-Sand-Spider-/191090870986?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item2c7de74aca
thanx mate, have rang and he has rung back, wish me luck ;)

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 12:11:18 PM »
Theres actually a 81 490 on ebay and the seller says that he has 5 other Maicos.
Might be worth a ring to see if he has a sand spider for sale as well ??
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Maico-490-vmx-motorbike-/141212971574?pt=Men_s_Clothing&hash=item20e0f2f236

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 02:03:43 PM »
Theres actually a 81 490 on ebay and the seller says that he has 5 other Maicos.
Might be worth a ring to see if he has a sand spider for sale as well ??
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Maico-490-vmx-motorbike-/141212971574?pt=Men_s_Clothing&hash=item20e0f2f236

not sure why, but that add. doesnt come up when searching on the bay?  STill looks like a clean old girl, to my one functioning eye , at any rate!

CHECK OUT HIS NEW CR480 '82 AS WELL, i never thought i'd say it about that model 480 but it IS beautiful!  I only ever rode one of that model and it was TERRIBLE!  Shite suspension in the rear but it absolutly ANIALATED my 430 power-wise, always wondered what was like with a good shock in it!

Kt.

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 07:47:47 PM »
Has anyone noticed the serial number on this sand spider ??
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Maico-490-1984-Sand-Spider-/191090870986?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item2c7de74aca
Damn looks familiar ..... Pretty sure it looks like another sunshine coast import ??

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 08:02:13 PM »
Put the gun down its the LAPD  ;D

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 08:13:34 PM »
Stackers motorcycles in Heidelberg have a heap of old Maicos in the window, may be worth a try.

cheers Dale.

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2014, 08:58:39 PM »
Stackers motorcycles in Heidelberg have a heap of old Maicos in the window, may be worth a try.

cheers Dale.

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 11:04:03 AM »
I bought the bike in myself from USA

All the best Guy

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Re: Wanted Maico 490 1983/84
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 11:07:28 AM »
thanx everyone ;) Im now spoilt for choice  :o unbelieveable from zero to 100 in 2.5 seconds, there are 2 bikes that stand out at the moment 1 is Guy490 wich Paul has looked at (thanx mate) and another up Qld way, so eeny meeny mighty Mo mut do lots of shutdown work as we go ;)