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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)


    been working 'round the clock, not much bike fiddling but got a few things in motion...

    - rashed KYBs returned and refunded in full along with all the refresh parts i bought.
    - MXT inserts, springs, seals and bushings arrived. they look tasty.
    - seal driver from my old Zokes is a 49-50mm model, ordered a 48mm.
    - busted my crap pin spanner wrench, ordered a MotionPro replacement for snugging MXT cap.

    love adding MP tools to the chest, so purdy



    - got the tstat removed, simplified from 8 clamps/junctions to 3. dig that lil nurple!





    - also started simplifying wiring:
    - removed speedo pickup
    - removed horn
    - ordered banjos to remove brake light wiring f+r
    - stripping signals wires front and rear next
    - also ordering a Sicass Racing Start/Kill switch to clean up the bars

    BUT, the big bummer was.. .



    black fork oil

    after full disassembly i inspected the upper tube interiors and have the dreaded lower triple clamp wear spots. the OEM anodizing has worn away.



    time to send the upper tubes out for hard coat anodizing. bish. was hoping i'd escape that but oh well.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    removed a little bit of wiring from the bike last night ...



    4hrs in so far. tidying up cut ends, resplicing where needed and rewrapping next.

    will post a pic of final loom...

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Wow, so you decided not to reg it ever?

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Wow, so you decided not to reg it ever?
    i prob never will, been having a blast at my usual spots + an event here and there, that's all i can really spare time for these days ... i've been wanting to clean house for a while, so much extra wiring bundled all over the bike. feels great to finally get rid of it.

    if i decide to go back, i can purchase the race loom for ~$140 and get the headlight, tailight and brake switches back. super easy conversion. wouldn't have hi/lo or signals though.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Well sorted, simple and clean.
    You even might of saved a pound or so.

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    Love how simple dirtbike wiring is

    But if it wasn't broken, why fix it?

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Well sorted, simple and clean.
    You even might of saved a pound or so.
    yup, i'm at 1.3lbs removed so far without the brake switches included. banjos came in, will replace those next and add to the tally.

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    Love how simple dirtbike wiring is

    But if it wasn't broken, why fix it?
    because it will break at some point, that's a shitload of extra wire doing nothing but taking up space. mostly two main bundles i wanted gone. 1. behind front plate and another strapped to the battery. i don't need any of the extra and didn't want to guess when chafe will rear its head. (most likely on a rain ride)

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    yup, i'm at 1.3lbs removed so far without the brake switches included. banjos came in, will replace those next and add to the tally
    Now you can have that extra donut in the morning.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Just out of curiosity, did you explore just buying a pure dirt harness from another model to save the cutting/capping/wrapping exercise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Now you can have that extra donut in the morning.
    exactly. now i only need to lose 13.7lbs before the season kicks off. winning, one piece of plastic + copper at a time.. .

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Just out of curiosity, did you explore just buying a pure dirt harness from another model to save the cutting/capping/wrapping exercise?
    yes, Beta offers the race loom mentioned earlier but i am out of cash! the fork thing ate my wallet alive. plus i was into the challenge. it's not uncommon for other Beta riders to do the same if they're not using any of the street-related gear ... although there was zero forum instruction

    i'm going to snap pics and draw up the wires in a diagram to help someone else down the line. super easy once you know what's what.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    i'm going to snap pics and draw up the wires in a diagram to help someone else down the line. super easy once you know what's what.
    That would be really awesome, considering that I'm thinking of upgrading my older 250xcw to an '18 250RR (not sure about standard vs. race edition though)
    Nice job on this bike, well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    That would be really awesome, considering that I'm thinking of upgrading my older 250xcw to an '18 250RR (not sure about standard vs. race edition though)
    Nice job on this bike, well done.
    i haven't created the diagram yet but my buddy with a 300RR Racing simplified his wiring based on my notes/pics. took like a 1/4 of the time. i grabbed a bunch of heat shrink tubing, need to borrow his soldering iron to finish that project off.

    awesome on the '18 RR! they're great bikes. amazes me that i still have zero desire to move to a different bike.

    thanks for the props ... my upper fork tubes still haven't come back from hard coating but should have an update soon. gathered a few more parts ... just need some freaking free time WTF

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    finally got the tubes back ... have all the parts now, just need oilio

    miss the black but these should be good to go for a while. maybe i'll anodize my clamps black next winter (?)


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    Here's to an early dirty season

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    clink ' clink !

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    I know some guys have been riding my spot right through winter this year. Frozen sand is fast and grippy!

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    yeah, been a super weird winter ... if our bikes weren't in pieces Chris and i would have def ridden out back a handful of times.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I know some guys have been riding my spot right through winter this year. Frozen sand is fast and grippy!
    Aka: hero dirt.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    It's pretty dangerous at my spot as the whoops set up like concrete. You can scorch them. But a crash is going to hurt... BAD.

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    look forward to hitting those new circuits again, super fun

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    It's pretty dangerous at my spot as the whoops set up like concrete. You can scorch them. But a crash is going to hurt... BAD.
    "You crash 100% of the corners you don't take." --number9

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    "You crash 100% of the corners you don't take." --number9
    I don't comprehend...

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Cant wait to see it together.
    I may dust off the YZ next weekend. Been dying to ride.

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Cant wait to see it together.
    I may dust off the YZ next weekend. Been dying to ride.
    Chris and i are going nuts ... have you ridden since that last solo HVD sesh?

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    Re: new dirty horsy (Beta 250RR)

    I got out there for a short rip after that.
    You guys need to get your bikes together.
    Does HVD shut down this time of year at all?

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