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Inside the perfect bikes

12, 2009 By Rick Sieman

I saw one of the Rage Maicos on display at an house at Bill Ramseys Accessory Shop (MAS in Arizona).There was a small crowd around the 1981 490 Maico and of the people just shook heads and jaws hung open. The bike was staggeringly and the attention to detail was incredible.

on, I had a chance to talk with Shoup, owner of Rage ( 602-957-7150 or 602-470-2761) and him about the Maicos that he He scratched his head a bit, said: I want to make the perfect. Better than

I made a mental note to out more these Maicos. A or so later, I headed out to an AHRMA event and saw a Maico that had prepped for the track owner, White. As per usual Rage the bike was literally perfect in detail.

The Bobby White started out with a 1979 250 core bike. It was dismantled, and the work began.

The chassis was an ’79 model and the Maico intelligently used up their model frames by modifying into a new ’79 configuration.

Theses mods included: the old style foot pegs and them with a new style and a rear fender loop by a smaller diameter tube the larger 78 seat rails. frame retained the 1978 panels and lower rear mounts till they gone. The 1979 frame with a continuous small seat rail to fender new style side panels and of the lower rear motor

Everything on this bike was or replaced.The chassis was gusseted, the side panel brackets and powder painted the whole The donated tank was prepped and with a color matched paint.

Next, Rage installed and up Maico 42mm forks. modification really helps the end steering stiffness, because the forks were at end of life on tube length. Maico had increasing the travel on the 38mm 1975, while loosing year after year. created a fair amount of by the time they got to be at 11 of travel.

to the 42mm forks required major modifications: one inch steering tube, shortened and shortened damper rods. the forks were assembled anodized sliders. 48kg and Bel Ray fork oil.

On the rear end, Ohlin’sbuilt sweet Piggy Back which were rider bySRD Suspension.These shocks so dialed in that no further had to be made to assure a flawless

When building the wheels, the were machined, stainless polished and the Akront Rims then the whole works was and tensioned industriously.

Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490

The motor, was a low hour 250 motor; the crank was set up a new rod and the KK ported cylinder was bored.All the parts were rebuilt or bearings, seals, primary clutch springs and gaskets. In the cases were acid-etched so looked as if they just out of the Maico factory. Then the was topped it offwith a 38mm carburetor, a folding shifter, ignition cover and a case


Labor $2,000

Core —

Powder coat frame and — $150

Parts for rebuild — $1,000

42mm forks with — $400

Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490
Maico GS 490


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