I am selling a bunch of stuff for my buddies widow. He left us too soon but had a nice collection of bikes and spare parts. I know about some and don't know much about other stuff. He had a few 400's CZ's, some flat track bikes and the 440 Maico. I'm not a Maico expert but with the help of a fellow vintage mx bro and some research here goes.... So what I have in this auction now is:
a 1977 Maico 440/5 Maico
According to the frame number and engine number this is a 1977 440/5 AW model. 1977 440 frames start with 330 and the motors start with R324
Has a PVL ignition (see the pic of the coil and rotor) -
New excel rear rim with stainless spokes
Fox air shocks on the back
Magnesium brake backing plate - OEM Maico hubs
Nice Aluminum tank - not perfect but certainly nice (racer quality plus). I only spent about 5 minutes on it to get it to shine like it is now! Appears to have Maico handlebars - at least that is where the Maico decal is!