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Offline maicoman18

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what year model please?
« on: November 15, 2018, 05:31:38 PM »
Knowledgeable gentlemen, what year model is this bike and is it basically correct please?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Motorcycle/283254687671?hash=item41f34b87b7:g:-iIAAOSw1cdb57YT

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Re: what year model please?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 10:10:37 AM »
1973 4 speed 400.

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Re: what year model please?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 05:13:33 PM »
thanks sleepy

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Re: what year model please?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 09:56:18 AM »
Forgot your question on correctness. All looks original except for the tank, I could be wrong but it looks like a 76 tank. The original would have been a fiberglass version, there were alloy one available but it doesn't quite look correct for that year of bike. The front brake stay looks like a home made thing as well.
 

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Re: what year model please?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 04:09:35 PM »
  I agree with sleepy it is 73 400.  Engine Number shoud be U450000.

  Tank looks like a poor copy of a 76 tank.  Brake arm may a Wheelsmith or a copy.

  Looks like it has been used as a poadock bike judging by the rear tyre wear.  The piston will be wornout and the bigend floged.

  I saying that most of bike is original and mostly all there. Which is a good start if you are going to do a resto.

  Be awere that to get this bike to any were close race to condition  you are looking at spending serveral Thouand dollars.

   For example Kick starter $200.00, Start shaft, $100.00 plus , etc, etc, etc.

   I know because my brother and i have rebuilt at least 10 Maicos of differant years and Models.

    Current Project. Resto a Rare 74 1/2  501. Cost $600.00 just to fix the Oridginal frame.  Last owner had butchered it and put in a 4 stoke engine .  GMC done a good job.

   But do not let put any body off.  Remember a good well set up Maico is fun to ride and to race one is almost cheating.  Not my words.
 

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Re: what year model please?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 06:04:30 PM »
thanks everyone

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