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Offline opfermanmotors

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« on: September 13, 2013, 07:41:17 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 08:53:36 AM »
Jealous. Thoroughly Jealous.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 01:10:30 PM »
love the technosel seat cover.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 02:03:07 PM »
VERY nice motor. Where did you find the Dutch Maico?
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 04:45:26 PM »
Wife found it for sale within a few miles of where I live. One owner and he only rode it a few times. He had a mikuni carb put on and tunee to replace the bing. Checking out the bearinga theyre all tight so have q few nita to fix up and see how it goes. Ita been aitting for years. Havent found any leaks on it. Bike starts right up and seems to run great but hqvent takne it out yet or gotten t warmed up.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 07:53:06 PM »
I'd be inclined to put the stock Bing back on as they work well on the big bore Maico's.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 11:05:54 AM »
Congrats.

Now stop being a stranger and hang it with us more often again.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013, 03:09:46 PM »
OK opfermanmotors, where's the ride report, how does it compare to today's "modern" bikes...  Inquiring minds want to know.
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 09:39:35 PM »
I'm going to try to stick around more often here Coop :)


Before I can ride it I have to fix it up and make the bike mine and just make sure everything's OK.  The bike has a 55T/12T setup and it's still pretty damn fast.  I'm verifying that there's no head leak, seems unlikely, but the coolant level dropped but might just have been air pockets.  The next thing is there is a small hole in the exhaust by the mount I found so will need to fix that but might not have to for a first ride.



Possibly will take it out next weekend if everything checks out.  I've changed all the old stuff and cleaned it up a bit.  I feel a shock rebuild in the future though and probably a topend rebuild in a year, but if I don't have to do it ASAP I'll leave it for a few rides. 




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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 07:02:01 AM »
I'm going to try to stick around more often here Coop :)


Before I can ride it I have to fix it up and make the bike mine and just make sure everything's OK.  The bike has a 55T/12T setup and it's still pretty damn fast.  I'm verifying that there's no head leak, seems unlikely, but the coolant level dropped but might just have been air pockets.  The next thing is there is a small hole in the exhaust by the mount I found so will need to fix that but might not have to for a first ride.



Possibly will take it out next weekend if everything checks out.  I've changed all the old stuff and cleaned it up a bit.  I feel a shock rebuild in the future though and probably a topend rebuild in a year, but if I don't have to do it ASAP I'll leave it for a few rides. 






I'm sorry, 55/12? Did second gear even exist?
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
They geared these transmissions crazy high as if the MC bikes are going to do Baja.  This bike is supposed to have a 51T/15T stock which I can't even imagine since it feels that 1st is a second right now.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 11:03:21 PM »
They geared these transmissions crazy high as if the MC bikes are going to do Baja.  This bike is supposed to have a 51T/15T stock which I can't even imagine since it feels that 1st is a second right now.

55/12 is crazy short. 12 on the countershaft and 55 on the rear? Thats madness.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2013, 02:11:01 AM »
I ordered a 59T rear sprocket in case it's still too fast.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2013, 04:49:07 AM »
I ordered a 59T rear sprocket in case it's still too fast.

That will make it faster...
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2013, 05:55:30 AM »

I had to do a 59T/12T to my 2004 500 as well so I should have just gotten it before putting the new chain on.

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