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#1 Fredrikrosen

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

Hi all.

I am from Sweden and i have two IZH motorcycles. IZH was i think the first USSR motorcycle manufacturer in bigger scale, made motorcycles since 1928 and unfortunately the factory closed in 2008 due to bad economics. I have a Jupiter-3 (2-cylinders) -1980 with sidecar and a Planeta-5 (1-cylinder) -1992, both are 350cc.

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#2 Mike Goldthorpe

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

Nice!  The BMW head mechanic here is from East Germany.  Despite working on Munich's finest, the sight and sound of a large 2-stroke still tug his heartstrings and give him that happy smiley memory filled look :-)

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:54 AM

Fully understandable :smile:

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:22 AM

Greetings Frederik, I have a complete Jupiter 2 ( apart from a missing carburettor snow guard) that was given to me a few weeks ago. I might start working on it when I've finished the current 3 Dnepr projects. The bike is actually in quite good condition. It was owned in Germany by a US serviceman, when he went home, he gave it to his mechanic who is a friend of mine working in Germany. This friend, asked me if I wanted it and brought it over here when he came to visit family. The actual cost to me was a night out and 6 pints of beer

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

View Postdneprlover, on 21 October 2013 - 05:22 AM, said:

Greetings Frederik, I have a complete Jupiter 2 ( apart from a missing carburettor snow guard) that was given to me a few weeks ago. I might start working on it when I've finished the current 3 Dnepr projects. The bike is actually in quite good condition. It was owned in Germany by a US serviceman, when he went home, he gave it to his mechanic who is a friend of mine working in Germany. This friend, asked me if I wanted it and brought it over here when he came to visit family. The actual cost to me was a night out and 6 pints of beer

Great! Hope you will enjoy your IZH, I am sure you will :)

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:36 PM

Grandfather's Planeta 3   was my first bike from 1975 until i bought my own 200 cc scooter after university in 1984
we ran 45 000km with  sidecar and 15 t engine sprocket without any  engine job.  only tires chines akku

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

View Postharleych, on 23 October 2013 - 05:36 PM, said:

Grandfather's Planeta 3   was my first bike from 1975 until i bought my own 200 cc scooter after university in 1984
we ran 45 000km with  sidecar and 15 t engine sprocket without any  engine job.  only tires chines akku

The Planeta is claimed to be very reliable and durable. 45.000 km without engine job is very good :) Russian quality!

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

I had own Planeta 5 with light alloy wheels, yamaha license fork and disc break (for ORION (yamaha sr550) which has not been made) in 1987-89. I trade it for harley wla what I ride now.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:01 AM

View Postharleych, on 24 October 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

I had own Planeta 5 with light alloy wheels, yamaha license fork and disc break (for ORION (yamaha sr550) which has not been made) in 1987-89. I trade it for harley wla what I ride now.

Was the Planeta-5 good? Any issues?

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:17 AM

planeta 5 is good.many years ago it was too smokie (passenger  jacket back was in oil drops) but present saw oil is better.
village people ask good Planeta to replace own ural-dnepr (650)...much easy maintance, 100kg less (with sidecar), less fuel for 60km/h by ground roads

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:53 AM

View Postharleych, on 27 October 2013 - 06:17 AM, said:

planeta 5 is good.many years ago it was too smokie (passenger  jacket back was in oil drops) but present saw oil is better.
village people ask good Planeta to replace own ural-dnepr (650)...much easy maintance, 100kg less (with sidecar), less fuel for 60km/h by ground roads

As i understood from a IZH forum in Russia did most 2-strokes use ordinary 4-strokeoil in the gasoline cause of not finding 2-strokeoil.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:20 AM

first time I saw two stroke oil in Russia in 90es.
very clean yard on a pics...at present rainy time I raid in rubber boots by bicycle.they are dirty.and my back dirty.
people in Finland said they wash cars once in a year...
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