Looking for an Italjet M5d motorcycle

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9/4/2019 6:31 PM

Just like the title says! Believe the years for that model are 1982-1984, I might be wrong. Would like a complete bike but willing to get what I can. Any condition, this bike is close to my heart so if you have a lead or know of something please please let me know. Also, hello forum. Longtime creeper first time participant. Gracias!!

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9/5/2019 4:23 AM

One of these ?

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9/5/2019 8:14 AM

galactic_salmon wrote:

One of these ?

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That one is an 81. The M5c was used from mid 78-to 80, available in red, or blue. 81 the M5d was introduced with new plastic tank, greatly improved triple clamps, a few minor tweaks, and a coat of green paint. Sadly, the writing was on the wall for the little bike being the new YZinger was introduced in 81 as well, and we all know what happened next. I raced the little Italjets for two seasons, and can honestly say in stock form, they were quicker than the YZinger in a drag race, but far more fragile. Back then they were just shy of 3hp stock, my mod made just over 7. A far cry from what kids have today.

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9/5/2019 8:39 AM

Yes that is exactly the one on looking for! Yeah 81 looks right! I grew up on one of these and have been looking for one for a long time! Thank you sir

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9/5/2019 9:18 AM

No problem at all. Back then when we were on those, the US importer for those little bikes was Strata International in North Hollywood CA. Our bikes came directly from them, our rep was named Jared. Last I heard they were still in business, but have gotten out of the Italjet gig years ago. I know it's a stretch, but maybe they would know of a "stash" of old minis somewhere, at least worth a call. On a side note, I found an old canceled check Dad had written for two of those in 1980. Delivered to our door via Yellow Freight , 2 new M5c's $656.22. Times sure have changed.....

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9/6/2019 1:09 PM

I grew up on one of those as well. I thought I still had it up at my old mans joint but I went there yesterday to see if I still had it but he told me he put it in scrap metal 3 months ago sad

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10/25/2019 7:51 PM

I have a good friend who has what you are looking for. The little green M5D has just come out of a long storage and John is in the process of bringing it back to life. John is on Facebook. John Rogers in texas. I'll try to post a link to him. My phone is about to die.

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10/25/2019 8:09 PM

Found John Rogers facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/john.rogers.5836
Also a picture of the bike in process of being put back to life. Photo

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10/25/2019 9:11 PM

Bobinreno wrote:

Found John Rogers facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/john.rogers.5836
Also a picture of the bike in process of being put back to life. Photo

That's awesome!! I've been looking and still cannot find one. Getting worried I'll never find one.

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10/26/2019 12:16 PM

Dynamic_Matt wrote:

That's awesome!! I've been looking and still cannot find one. Getting worried I'll never find one.

I saw this post when you first made it; tried searching for you, but couldn't find this exact model.. Just did the same thing, with the same results.. I enjoy looking for stuff like this, so I'm happy to help ya! by the way, I'm located in Waxhaw wink My office is in Indian Trail

Have you ever been to Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid Ohio??? I went last year for the first time and was simply blown away!!! Endless sea of vintage bikes, parts, etc.. I'll be going back next year, for sure! No better place to find something like this bike than at VMD! https://www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/

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11/11/2019 12:15 PM

I currently have one of these in my garage along with a jc5d /f
The m5d is not running the engine is now like new after aqua blasting at work 🙂 it’s all ready to build with new seals and bearings, I am trying to work out what piston I need as the one that it came with is damaged and not sure if it’s rite or wrong, once I have the m5d engine running they are both getting a complete overhaul and going back as original as possible within reason money wise 🙈
I am looking at getting the barrel bored to 39.8/ 40mm ish, can anybody tell me exactly what piston should be in these bikes ?
The one I have measures 51 , 12mm pin and 22mm from pin to crown with a slightly rounded top ?
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Any help or input much appreciated 👍

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11/11/2019 12:17 PM

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11/11/2019 12:19 PM

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11/11/2019 2:01 PM

I'm super jealous. Still haven't found one.

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11/29/2019 7:53 AM

Still been looking for months with no luck sad If anyone comes across one please let me know!

Thanks guys and gals....

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11/30/2019 3:19 PM

Dynamic_Matt wrote:

Still been looking for months with no luck sad If anyone comes across one please let me know!

Thanks guys and gals....

Not sure if this is the right year but there is a 70s model in Lexington sc craigslist for $425

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11/30/2019 4:56 PM

Red one in New York - Did a search on a bunch of random cities and this is the only hit i'm seeing somewhat close but not exact.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/566180407289010/

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5/1/2020 9:32 PM

Still haven't been able to find one sad

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