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Old 08-08-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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350 2 stroke trials project.

I own a IZH planeta sport 350. and i have what is almost another bike and 3/4 for spares. i quite recently got an eastern european bike which i took the engine out of to build a 400cc reed valved motor for my old planeta, and i had one complete spare engine in pieces and a nice but unregistered frame and most cycle parts just taking up room.
I thought about just puting these parts back for sale, but i have decided building a twin shock trials project sounded a better option.

Building it from the unregistered frame and engine parts and trying to keep costs to a minimum.
I am not sure what i will do with this bike because it is too new at 1881 for pre 65 twin shock, but i supose i could just run it anyway as its probably not going to be that competative any way.

The road going bikes weigh about 300lbs so its not a lightweight but i can probably shed a few lbs off that if i could get it down 250lbs i would be happy but thats quite a lot to expect but i can but try.

IZH planeta sports, are 350cc russian 2 stroke singles.
The planeta sport unlike the other models of planeta is a bike produced with some input from Yamaha in the 1970s, they are officialy 32hp and had a mikuni carb as standard originaly, but this spare bike has the latter russian carb on it unfortunatley.

Here is the bare bones of the project this frame and engine the tank seat and most of the other parts are striped off the frame now. i have a earlier planeta 4 tank but i think its a little bulbous for this project but we will see.


















Thinking of putting together something along the lines of a 1960s style ISDT bike like these.




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Old 08-15-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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Assembled the engine tonight for the project bike, its a mongrel of parts three engines, just got to fit the piston barrel and head and its done, ordered the gaskets tomorrow should get them in a week may be.
I am trying to keep costs to a bare minimum on this build, it will stand me at probably 70 with the gaskets and what i have in everything right now.
I have started stripping the paint off the bare frame, i am going to spray the frame celulose Black not the most robust of paint finishes but i have some that has been sat on a shelf for years, i just spun it up the other day and once i pulled the skin off the top it was fine. Not even going to use finnishing thinners just gun wash .
If i can get the frame painted and engine back in for 100 i will be happy.
Tank i am still not sure what to get, the Planeta 4 tank is a monster verry heavy it must be 3mm thick steel .
Mudguards again i will have to try and find something period looking in steel. i could just put some universal alloy mudguards on it but, i want to try ad get something near to the ISDT bikes from IZH back in the day.
Its at times like this i wish i had a wheeling machine or as you Americans call them an English wheel.
Learned to use those at british rail where i served my time.
Post some more pictures when i start painting the frame.
Target price is 200 or as close as i can get to it.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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With ring gap like this it needed new rings, the bore is perfect and piston the same.
Just waiting on the gasskets getting here from Russia then engine is ready for use.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #4
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Decided i am going to go with this tank, it is in a lot better condition than i remembered when i dug it out and i am sure it has shrunk with age.
I think its off a planeta 4 or a old voskod 175, it fits in with what i want to create quite well.
I did look at a small suzuki tank on ebay, but decided to go with the ruber knee grips etc, i have the tank badges and in the panel i will paint the word trial or may be ISDT in russian taxt. Not decided on a colour scheme yet.
Some of the late 60s early 70 russian ISDT bikes had silver frames, i saw a 65 ISDT 350 with a red frame online. Tank has no dints and just a very few little chips i could near enough get away without painting it at all if i wanted.

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Old 08-17-2014, 02:05 PM   #5
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...what a great project!
looking forward to seeing how you're going to build your russian special o)

g max ~:)
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