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Offline Mick D

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MAICO 4speed Squaries and Radials,, Legendary Handling
« on: December 07, 2017, 01:13:47 PM »
I believe a few things would have contributed?

I had a NON ltr 73/74 Radial as a whipper snapper.
I had already owned and had my bum on a lot of different bikes.

The Maico just blew me away,,,,
by the way it steered and its ability to "forgive" under(out of control) acceleration.

Lived near the old abandoned dump between Waratah West and Shortland.
Basically flat, finished in ashes from BHP waste.
Could do the Maico in top hole at full noise, back of just a bit to let it come back on its giddyup curve
then pull the trigger back on and launch it sideways,,, did that a lot
Felt at risk on other bikes, but to the Maico it was a walk in the park.
"light weight, and it works great"  :)

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Re: MAICO 4speed Squaries and Radials,, Legendary Handling
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 06:21:09 PM »
 
  There is no other choice if you what to Win or just have fun.

  With some Mods and well set up suspension my brothers  74  MC 400 GP.

  Has won several Australian Titles. 

   MY 250 square barrel and 250 Radial Also has won OZ Titles.

   Riders.  MY Nephews.

 
   Not my words.  RIDING A MAICO IS ALL MOST CHEATING.


 BIKES.     70 250 square barrel,  74 250 Radial.  74 400 Radial. 74 501. 77 AW 400. 77 GS 501.




   

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Re: MAICO 4speed Squaries and Radials,, Legendary Handling
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 08:10:08 PM »
Yes I have bikes that have many national titles , mostly because there well set bikes up with new tires and very fast old A grade riders on them , not much to do with the brand.
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Re: MAICO 4speed Squaries and Radials,, Legendary Handling
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 10:36:21 AM »
should try a moto villa...just like a maico but with brakes :o

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Re: MAICO 4speed Squaries and Radials,, Legendary Handling
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 08:19:04 PM »
I like Maico's , there the like Thomas the tank engine climbing up that hill but never really getting there.
Lets face some facts , If Maico had produced a well jetted 36 HP punchy mid range 250 motor with brake hubs that were round they would have killed the market in 74/75 for ever and still be king.
Its a shitty ending but thats the irony of life.
Current bikes. KTM MC 250 77 Husky CR 360 77, Husky 82 420 Auto Bitsa XR 200 project.
Kawasaki A4 125 78 for sale