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    typeone's Beta build (250RR)


    the 4th Italian mistress to enter my stable has arrived



    impressions during first heat cycle compared to my Husky WR165

    - electric start is neato
    - kickstart was easy
    - jetting feels very crisp
    - feels very heavy to roll around
    - feels about same height, maybe a little lower
    - seat is more firm
    - bars feel lower
    - brakes are non-existant, i'm sure the pads will bed in
    - clutch pull is very heavy (hydro)
    - shift lever seems to fold in very easy, odd
    - the horn is going to be a riot on the trail

    first up on the mod list

    - guards, lots of 'em
    - bar risers
    - swap Michelin tires for Motoz
    - 50T rear sprocket
    - fuel
    - bulk pack of Kleenex


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    Beta 250RR

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    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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    re: typeone's Beta build (250RR)

    THAT, is nice.

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    LOVE the red frame, the black and polished swingarm is cool too! What's up with the funky down and up bend on the shifter? Just for looks or there a purpose? Gorgeous bike man.

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    Is that YOUR push present? Lol

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    Yum.

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    It blows my mind that there are no American made dirtbikes, or a full line of motorcycles for that matter. I know I'm off topic. Enjoi!

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    Where'd you find a Beta dealer again?

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    Knight Chevy/cycle in southbridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Is that YOUR push present? Lol
    why yes, it is. you shoulda seen the size of my dump this morning. friggin' BTs Smokehouse!

    thanks, guys. i'm pumped to break it in. reg'ing it tomorrow for MA ORV then hit the trails to see what needs tweaking.

    bryco, on shift lever, not sure but probably bolt head access + some flair (?) Biggles has it, Knight Cycles in Southbridge. i've been watching this bike for a year or so. finally bit the bullet.

    more observations: the trans oil drain bolt is on the right side, no skid plate removal needed (starter motor directly under). thank you Italian Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    It blows my mind that there are no American made dirtbikes, or a full line of motorcycles for that matter. I know I'm off topic. Enjoi!
    are you a Buell guy, too? can't remember.

    it's years ago now, but man do i wish Erik produced something back when the hype was flying. i wanted an ATK pretty bad... but the EuroTrash is real fun to ride. (although i grew up riding RED)

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    That thing is pretty sick looking. Nice!
    Interesting that you note your hydro clutch is tough pull. The hydro on my 250sx is pretty easy. Do love the hydro over cable!

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    Certainly is a sexy beast. Curious how the suspension feels in the rough stuff. Most need some toning down for the New England terrain. You'll have to let us know the final verdict.

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    Sweet ride........would love to rip one of there 2015 500 RS Beta

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    Beautiful. Even the grips are sexy!

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    Soooo what are you doing with the tires that are on there then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a13x View Post
    That thing is pretty sick looking. Nice!
    Interesting that you note your hydro clutch is tough pull. The hydro on my 250sx is pretty easy. Do love the hydro over cable!
    yeah, way tougher than my WR. it's smooth but not as easy to pull. think it's tougher than my hydro TC clutch was too. maybe it will break in after some miles? i dont remember the TC ever changing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yknot View Post
    Certainly is a sexy beast. Curious how the suspension feels in the rough stuff. Most need some toning down for the New England terrain. You'll have to let us know the final verdict.
    me too, prob ride today or tomorrow. i'm being told the front will be OK but the rear spring will be too soft making the front push. will post first ride impressions.

    i dont ride in the woods without handguards... looks it's going to be tricky to mount my EE's. not much room with the hydraulic lines and street gear. it comes wired for everything, complete with switches on left bar, starter on right, but only a headlight, dash, tail light, horn on the bike. (which i removed for now, except the horn. i cant wait to honk that shit on rides)

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Soooo what are you doing with the tires that are on there then?
    they go with the WR... otherwise they'd be going to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    It blows my mind that there are no American made dirtbikes, or a full line of motorcycles for that matter. I know I'm off topic. Enjoi!
    ATK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    More pictures please

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    Clinton - That Beta looks *really* nice. As you may recall, I *almost* chose the 350 or 400 RS over my 350 EXC. I am very happy with the mileage that FI gives me (100 miles on the stock tank!), but carburetor simplicity (and the lower seat height) had me considering a Beta.
    I am in no way disappointed with my KTM, but I am waiting anxiously for your Beta review - particularly the Sachs suspension components. I have read good things about the TFX 48mm forks.

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    The spring situation is exactly the way my xc came.
    It actually wasn't too bad until you really started pushing, and then it would start to deflect and end up pointed in weird directions. Midwest make a clutch lever for that? Or a rekluse...you know you want it.

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    More pictures please
    will do. my right hand is almost freed up to help hold the camera steady

    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    I am in no way disappointed with my KTM, but I am waiting anxiously for your Beta review - particularly the Sachs suspension components. I have read good things about the TFX 48mm forks.
    thanks, greg. i'll post a full report.

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    The spring situation is exactly the way my xc came. It actually wasn't too bad until you really started pushing, and then it would start to deflect and end up pointed in weird directions. Midwest make a clutch lever for that? Or a rekluse...you know you want it.
    i guess swapping the 4.8 to a 5.0 or 5.2 will be a big improvement. we'll see but i can source a 5.2 cheap

    thanks for the reminder on Midwest... i was just about to search and forgot the name of the company

    mmm, LHRB + Rekluse

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    What are the spring dimensions? I have a 5.3 in a blue flavor.

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    thanks, Eddie. i've already got a line on a 5.2 but if that doesn't work out i'll let you know.

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    yesterday i got the following done:

    - heat cycle 2
    - MA ORV reg, laminated stickers and card
    - repaired battery strap, dry rotted and snapped
    - loctite on kickstand bolt, it was about to fall out
    - greased rear axle, had none
    - repositioned controls and wrapped bars w/teflon tape for clutch/brake perch
    - installed EE handguards, perfect fit after setting up my levers how i like them
    - tidied up wiring behind MX front plate
    - removed signal switch
    - swapped Michelin Enduro Comp tires for Motoz Terrapactors
    - ditched stock rim strips for Motion Pro Armor Strips
    - swapped stock Pirelli tubes for MSR HDs

    ordered guards

    - Acerbis front disc guard
    - Beta billet clutch slave guard
    - Beta rear shark fin
    - P3 pipe guard
    - also ordered a 10mm bar riser kit

    FIRST RIDE later today! pumped

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    Last edited by typeone; 07-02-14 at 07:10 AM.
    Beta 250RR

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