1969 Sprite Maico 360 Square Barrel – Project


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This is a very rare machine in England, in the USA non existent. But here’s one I put together. Maybe you can finish it up!

Frame is an American Eagle 405 with all the mounts cut out and changed to accept the Maico 360 motor.

Hubs are NOS R.E.H. with Dunlop chrome rims.
The rear wheel has stainless steel spokes, and the front has the OEM steel. Both wheels have NOS Barums Knobbys on them; 300×21 and 400×18.

Forks are Metal Profile Tripple clamps with 35mm Cerani fork tubes and lowers.

Motor is a stock 1969 Maico 360 X-4A, and needs complete rebuild. Stuck and complete with carb pipe and electrics.

Controls are all Amal, and the bars are chrome also. Doherty Grips all from England.

Fenders are NOS alloys, with matching alloy front fender brace.

Seat is new with fiber glass base, new foam, and cover in the English style of stitching made a little longer in the front to bridge the gap between the seat and the tank.

Rear shocks are original Girlings, with their stock chrome covers.

Rear sprocket is new alloy 53 tooth.

Gas Tank is Alloy Lytle, small Lima Bean model with a Le Mans cap and new petcock.

This machine is in the mock up stage, with most of the hard stuff done; like put the motor in the correct place, wheel spacers, axles, number plate brackets, etc. Then mount everything.

I have collected all the parts to make this machine for more than 5 years, so the tough part is done. You can own the only one of these bikes at the VMX races, or add it to your collection of Rare Machines from the past. No title; bike comes apart easy. For export without motor in it. Finished, this bike should be worth as a collector over 10K, maybe more.

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