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Found 11 results

  1. maico760

    Maico 490 (1983)

    0 comments

    Great bike, lots of low end power.
  2. I thought i would share my adventures with my new IT490. I have been looking for one of these for the last 2 years and yesterday i was able to finally bring one home. In my search for the 490 i acquired 2 other IT's, a 82 IT250 and a 84 IT200 . I really like the IT200, it is one of my favorite bikes. I liked it enough i all but gave up on the 490. A couple weeks ago one came up for sale close by. You my have seen my other post about IT490 value. While the bike looked ok i felt it was overpriced so i didnt go after the bike. Then Tuesday I was looking at the bike section on cl in the Portland Oregon area to see if anything caught my eye. What did i see, an IT490. I gave the guy a call and we talked for almost an hour. The bike was what i was looking for , still a little more than i wanted to spend but it was clean and ready to go. Brand new top end on a fresh bore, new chain and sprockets, newer tires, new brakes, clutch cables , new DG pipe, new tank with decals and some other miscellaneous parts. All original plastic , seat, tool bag and fork boots. Odometer works and so do the lights. Rims, hubs and spokes are in excellent shape. Paint is still good and no frame damage. This bike was a true low hour machine, you can tell it wasn't used a lot or thrashed on. I do need to fix the kickstand. Today was the shake down and test out. Drained the tank and filled it back up with 92 ethanol free at 32:1. Bike fired off with the 3rd kick. Now before i bought the bike i did all the reading on the jetting issue. This bike ran ok but i could tell the jetting was off. I rode it around the property for a couple mile and felt it out. Clutch felt good and shifted smooth. Brakes work good for drums and overall handling was fine. With the jetting off it was a little blubbering off the bottom. After a few jetting tweaks and a mod to the slide i got her running pretty darn good. You hear stories about how wild and vicious the 490 is . Not this bike. Good strong smooth power with a moderate hit. Best way to describe the bike is ktm300. This is a very pleasant motor, more usable than i thought it would be. I big issue with the bike and i knew it would be is the suspension, its too soft. Tomorrow im ordering up some new springs that should fix her up. I did change the handle bars out today with a bend i like along with some hand guards. Besides the suspension i don't think i need to buy anything else for the bike All in all I'm pleased with the bike. I think its going to work out well. I will keep posting my progress with setting up the bike . I will also put some go pro vids up on my future rides. Stay tuned. I should ad this is not going to be a garage queen but will be ridden.
  3. mxaniac

    Maico 490 (1981)

    1 comment

    Cheater bike, better power than anything else in that era. Some of the better brakes for its time, stellar handling. Acceptable suspension.
  4. ThumperTalk

    Maico 490 1983

    1 review

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Enduro ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 488 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 5 Speed TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 5 Speed Dry Weight (lbs.): 274
  5. 0 comments

    One BAD Motor Scooter!
  6. ThumperTalk

    Maico 490 1982

    2 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Enduro ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 488 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 5 Speed TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 5 Speed Dry Weight (lbs.): 274
  7. What in your opionion is the best handling bike? Vintage and modern bikes are 2 different animals, but whats the point of owning a bike if it dosnt handle good? chime in if u have any memories or if your present ride is the snizzle! 👍
  8. ThumperTalk

    Maico 490 1981

    4 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Enduro ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 488 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 5 Speed TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 5 Speed Dry Weight (lbs.): 274
  9. Acme71

    Maico 490 (1981)

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    I thought I'd drop a few in here and later add the Yamaha and CanAm SxS Etc. Also my dirtbikes in China and Karting in China
  10. 0 comments

    Best vintage
  11. 0 comments

    1979 MC440 chassis with 81 MC490 engine.81 490 swingarm, modded 82 490 pipe, KX500 silencer.
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