Hi friends!....this is my first Post here, I live in Monte Grande Argentina and I´m the proud owner of a brand new IZH Planeta 5 1994 2T I like CCCP items not for collecting them but for daily use instead, this started many years ago when I was a child, my father bought me a russian bicycle and some MIR books. When the time comes to buy a car I get a used Lada 2105 1992 and this is my only car until now, driving so basic and reliable machine make me fall in love with it and then I decided to get a russian motorcycle too but this is a very dificult task , I never seen one in the street here! Using the net I realized that some brands where imported here in the 90´s mainly 125 and 200cc , some IZH 350cc and even Urals 650cc so I started to look for used ones without success (they were sold mainly for use in the farms, far away from Buenos Aires) After some time of no luck, I discover an old advertisment of a seller of agricultural equipment 500 km far away and they have some IZH Planetas (solo and with sidecars) ,still inside their original wooden boxes! A few moths later the big red bike arrive home in a truck and I started to get it in working order...after nearly 20 years some job have to be done. Now I´m in the process of running-in at low RPM and I ride it about 600 km. This kind of motorcycle is extremely rare in occident and the technical information is very rare too. Internet is big help despite the fact that most of the sites dedicated to them are russian, so I´m looking for users reviews and advice. I know some german collectors are fond of this brand because is a developed copy of a famous WWII bike (DKW 350cc)....some collectors in America owns them too. So....I ´m very happy to share this with you and I hope to make many new friends. Greetings to you all....Alberto B.