still yet another 490 to die for.
This is by far one of the nicest and most original 1981 Maico 490's that exists today. It was professionally restored by Bultacowest. Cody and his father have been in business for over 18 years and produce museum quality results. Additional pictures of this bike may be viewed on their website that were taken shortly after completion of the restoration http://www.bultacowest.com . Many of the '81 490's on e-bay say they are are "restored" when they are actually prepped for competition and are not even close to original condition. This bike was not built to race, but to be as close as possible to a 1981 Maico that you would have found in the showroom of a Maico dealer at that time (which were very competitive in stock form). As a matter of fact, the only thing different from a showroom bike are the tires. The plastic (tank, fenders, etc.) were in amazing shape showing no wear as the bike had very little use before the restoration. It also retains the original gold Akront rims which are also in perfect shape as well as the original Corte & Cosso shocks. The engine was completely rebuilt using NOS cylinder and piston (standard bore). It was started and run upon completion, but has since had the fluids drained as it is on display in my office in my home. The bike has the original Magura levers, grips and throttle. Everything else was either restored or replaced with NOS parts. Also please also note that extra time and expense were taken to find the original decals for the tank and sidecovers as opposed to the perforated ones that so many others are using. As a finishing touch the front number plate was signed by Herbert Schmidt who was a factory Maico rider from that era. I think that you'll agree the extra effort was well worth it as evidenced by the pictures.Read More