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Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Beta head!

    Ok, the KDX went on to be a very highly successful racebike with minimal mods. Do you see that in the XTs future?

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Beta head!

    Ok, the KDX went on to be a very highly successful racebike with minimal mods. Do you see that in the XTs future?
    I've ridden a handful of KDX's in the past decade, the Xtrainer feels miles ahead of the kdx IMO. I know at my skill level, most bikes stock suspension works good enough for me out of the box, couple clicks here and there, and I'm content. The XT is the first bike I feel needs real suspension work above clickers and spring adjustments.
    I do like the bike for the most part and I don't feel it was hyped up beyond what I was intending to do with it, it's not a race bike, not a hard core trail/enduro bike, it's simply a play bike as advertised.

    I do however feel build quality is pretty low, I've felt that/said it when I first got it, and have the same thoughts now. My past KTM's have had similar quirky issues, so it's not limited to Beta... I'll just say European bikes.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Beta head!

    Ok, the KDX went on to be a very highly successful racebike with minimal mods. Do you see that in the XTs future?
    Sure, with suspension work anybody could campaign the thing. Same thing with the KDX.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    I did some investigating today for the antifreeze leak, I couldn't find anything. The head, water pump housing and thermostat area all see dry.

    My guess at this point is, it could be coming from 2 places?
    First, the little vent tube on the water pump housing that goes into the frame? Puts antifreeze in the frame and drips out the frame when the bike sits?

    Second, similar deal but with the radiator overflow? That doesn't go in the frame tho.

    I took the bike for a ride today and could smell the antifreeze, but found no signs of leaks.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    I wonder if you could get some fluorescing dye and try and find it that way? Put a little in the coolant tank, grab an UV light and see where it ends up..

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    your issue may be different than the typical head o-ring issue but an easy way to test is to ride it ... let it cool ... crack the rad cap. if pressure escapes when cool, it's the o-rings.

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    Replaced the O ring head gasket last fall, all seamed fine. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, I pull the bike out of my basement, tried to start it, but the starter wouldn’t catch and turn the motor over, disgusted with the heap, I walked away. Last week, finally got it to start, went for a few laps around the property and all seemed fine. Open the garage yesterday to see a big puddle of antifreeze under under it. I’m done with it, lesson learned

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Wow, sucks.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Bummer. When are you going to the Yamaha dealer?

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Bummer. When are you going to the Yamaha dealer?
    I don’t have the extra money to just buy another bike, so I have to sell the Beta first. It’s going to be a tough sale, I don’t have it in me to upsell (say how great it is) when it’s been such a let down.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    sucks ... which o-rings did you use (Beta or KTM)? how does the t-stat junction look? ... did you talk to Dave yet?

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    sucks ... which o-rings did you use (Beta or KTM)? how does the t-stat junction look? ... did you talk to Dave yet?
    Beta parts, Dave gave them to me last fall.
    Yes, talked to Dave yesterday, the Beta and I are parting ways Saturday morning.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Yes, talked to Dave yesterday, the Beta and I are parting ways Saturday morning.
    that's great and shitty to hear. bummer the XT didn't work out

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    He's taking it back?

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    What a bummer, this bike looked pretty great. However this might increase my chances of finding a cheap basket case in a few years that I can regret.

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    Re: Beta Xtrainer - Entry level 300cc 2T Enduro

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    He's taking it back?
    He made me a reasonable offer to buy it, so I said yes. If anyone wants it before this Saturday, bring me $5k in cash

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