Bernies Bike Shed

Maico Taifun 1956

Taifun September 2007

 

 

This is the Taifun on its arrival back in September 2007 it had spent its life in Omaha USA.It seems to have ended its running life as a street cruiser ? note the coloured lights within the front wheel and the fenders at front and rear.

This pictures shows the remains of a mouse nest found in the carb bay also note the very rusty clutch basket!when the primary drive cover was removed,only rust coloured water !No oil

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Crankshaft needed new bearings and bigends made up by Alpha bearings.

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Lots of work to be done! Shame that such a unique bike gets in this condition!

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The good news the motor wasn’t seized

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quality German engineering! the Duplex drive chain runs in a oil bath

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Front frame removed,Motor,drive chain and rear wheel as one unit! Alloy mushroom lever in position for  using both suspension springs (for pillion use) turning a lever will use only one spring just for  solo rider!  

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