2 1980 General 5 Star Mopeds I picked up today

I’ve been looking for parts for my 1980 top tank lately and today a guy had two 1980’s for sale and was asking $300. I originally thought it was for just the top tank. I messaged him but someone had offered him $400 but couldn’t come till tonight. I said I’ll Venmo you $500 and let’s close it. He said yes and I just got back with them. One says 67 miles and the other says 63. The tanks are pretty clean, have all the keys and tires hold air and aren’t dry rotted. Guy said they sat for 20 years in the basement. Can’t wait to work on them.

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Forgot to mention they both have Minarelli V1 engines, one cranks and the other peddles but just spins no cranking.

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Looking good! Congrats! I didn't know the step-thru was called a 5-star. Still, great bikes with great engines!

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Thank you...I was super excited to see these. I didn’t either, but saw it a General 5 Star ST

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yea the step through i have only ever sen with a sachs. cool, very nice tanks, both.

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Thanks! Just found it had the original tools with one too.

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Super sweet score. Man no one out here has any bikes. Boooo.

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Thank you! I got lucky with all three of mine. Now I’m just working through the no spark thing on the ST. Cleaned out tank, Petcock, carb and fuel lines. Grabbed a new spark plug and going to clean points next. It looks like all the bulbs are good but when the new battery gets here I should be able to check. If all that looks good and still no spark, I’ll go ahead and just do the three wire method.

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great score, i have a 77 lazer .. any chance that top tank uses a #719 key?

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Just went out to check and it’s a 459. Sorry man, I would have made you a copy

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not exactly the original tools, but tools for sure!

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Thanks for checking !

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