Italjet 350 parts

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Boxerbreath, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Got a line on a couple Italjet 350's, one in parts one running for $800 asking.
    I've been wanting to have an older trilas bike around for trail riding. (Too old for modern trials bikes, I've tried).
    Wondering what the issues and parts availabilty is for these?

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  2. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Ryan Young picked up one of these last year in pretty good condition. I'm sure he could tell you about the bike and RYP is a good place to get various parts.
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  3. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Long timer

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    I had three of them two Piumas and one Scott.

    The Piuma with white plastic, white hubs and black engine is the much lighter bike.

    The engine is Ducati! with a cylinder ported as a Bultaco 119a, the gearing is more like a 199b. The engineer behind the bike was a former employed by Bultaco and went to Italy after Bankrupty of Bultaco . Italjet firstly made the bike to Bernie Schreiber needs, who like the model 199a more then the later 199b from Bultaco, thus the very first Italjets where even from the apperance still looking like Bultacos.

    The series with the green engine where made with many changes and the bikes where very heavy.

    Schreiber wasn't pleased with them because Italjet changed ao much compared to the prototype. Italjet then made a new attempt and came out with the Piuma but that was too late Schreiber went to SWM.

    With the new Piuma they could get Philippe Berlatier under contract, he rode the Piuma then.

    The Piuma is then the bike you should look after, here mine when new:

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  4. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    OK then, good enough. More than I'd want to pay anyway.
    Back to thinking about a Cota or Sherpa...
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  5. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Long timer

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    In part availbilitie the better Option … in look the Piuma and the all grren ones look great:

    Very first prototypes approved by Schreiber:
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    Later serial green "weight Monster" which came before the Piuma and where sold to the public:
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    Actually there was a guy selling all the parts from the American Italjet Importer a couple years back. It was quite the inventory and a couple of new bikes. It was like 48 thousand asking price. He probbly just got tired of them and tossed them out. Somebody should know where they went.
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  7. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Here's another choice. Askng $500. I like this idea better.
    Beta TR34
    Parts on this one I wonder...

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  8. PSchrauber

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    You are looking up the diffcult but nice.

    This one I had too like that a MK 1 from 1987:

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    I know have a MK II from 1988:

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    Spare part' s non existing you need donor bikes and engines likewise with the Italjet.
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  9. Brewtus

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    Nice to see that 2 bikes from the Craigslist thread made it here. :D
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  10. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Unless I was buying for parts, I'd avoid any of these older bikes that look like the Craigslist Beta :-0

    Unfortunately many of the old bikes pass though idiots and end up looking like those dead appliances next to the chained dog being sunburned under six insecurity lights showing off a ratty trailer.
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