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What did you do to your Beta today ?

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Hopefully I didn't just post this 3 times

I just rode for a week in Colorado with the standard version with one puck. My observations: awesome product, I actually found myself standing to relax the pressure on my hands. I tend to grip too tight in the gnar and the pegz allow almost no grip pressure in the standing position. A couple of problems: One is the light gauge steel on the standard pegz bends easily. Sometimes it was a subtle bend that was only noticed when one boot wouldn't engage. Easy enough to bend back. Second, with one puck when your boots are wet there is no grip. Not the end of the world but noticeable. For me the perfect set up would be two pucks with dessert king frames.
I think this would still allow standing.
One unexpected benefit for me was that the increased attention to controlling / feeling the bike with my legs caused me to have much better control of the bike on long off camber side hills. This may not sound like a big deal but there were many times in CO that losing your line on a side hill has dramatic ramifications. In many situations confidence was the difference between crashing and making it through. All in all, this mod has made more of a difference than many of the mods I've spent money on and has made me a better rider even when I get on a bike that doesn't have them.

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Installed new Renthal Fatbars on the 300rr today. As mentioned previously, I had a little incident where the bike ended up cartwheeling down a short hillclimb. Anyway, I order the closest bars I could find to the stock Beta bars...I'm pretty particular about bar setup... a tall bar position makes it hard to get into the attack position and I have nerve issues with my left hand, so lot's of sweep puts my fingers to sleep. 

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I didn't do anything to it but leave it dirty and still loaded on my van.. I thought I was riding today but my friend backed out of riding.. It's still on just in case I can get a ride in   in the morning.. or later .. 

 It's actually not that dirty or as bad as other muddy days..

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On 8/16/2017 at 8:08 PM, newk75 said:


I just rode for a week in Colorado with the standard version with one puck. My observations: awesome product, I actually found myself standing to relax the pressure on my hands. I tend to grip too tight in the gnar and the pegz allow almost no grip pressure in the standing position. A couple of problems: One is the light gauge steel on the standard pegz bends easily. Sometimes it was a subtle bend that was only noticed when one boot wouldn't engage. Easy enough to bend back. Second, with one puck when your boots are wet there is no grip. Not the end of the world but noticeable. For me the perfect set up would be two pucks with dessert king frames.
I think this would still allow standing.
One unexpected benefit for me was that the increased attention to controlling / feeling the bike with my legs caused me to have much better control of the bike on long off camber side hills. This may not sound like a big deal but there were many times in CO that losing your line on a side hill has dramatic ramifications. In many situations confidence was the difference between crashing and making it through. All in all, this mod has made more of a difference than many of the mods I've spent money on and has made me a better rider even when I get on a bike that doesn't have them.

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Are the stegz required to be removed for Air Filter service?  

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2 hours ago, benwiggin2 said:

Are the stegz required to be removed for Air Filter service?  

Yes, just have to remove the upper bolt then swing it down enough to pull the air box cover.  I love mine too and it's totally worth the extra 30 seconds it takes to open the airbox. 

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3 hours ago, hawaiidirtrider said:

Did yours break?

Yeah, in the same incident as this:

On 8/16/2017 at 11:10 PM, Sierra_rider said:

Installed new Renthal Fatbars on the 300rr today. As mentioned previously, I had a little incident where the bike ended up cartwheeling down a short hillclimb. Anyway, I order the closest bars I could find to the stock Beta bars...I'm pretty particular about bar setup... a tall bar position makes it hard to get into the attack position and I have nerve issues with my left hand, so lot's of sweep puts my fingers to sleep. 

None of the good stuff happens when my riding camera is on.

 

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5 minutes ago, Sierra_rider said:

Yeah, in the same incident as this:

None of the good stuff happens when my riding camera is on.

 

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Don't say that!!! I'm going to have to stop taking vids.

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On 8/18/2017 at 2:53 PM, benwiggin2 said:

Are the stegz required to be removed for Air Filter service?  

I can replace the filter without removing them however, like DWT says you can pop the top or bottom bolt and they swing clear to make it easier. I definitely don't move it to take the cover off, mine will just slide out. I do swing it out of the way to change the filter. I have actually got the filter in and out without moving them, but it's not worth it. The pegz are worth it. 

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On 8/17/2017 at 4:11 AM, hawaiidirtrider said:

I didn't do anything to it but leave it dirty and still loaded on my van.. I thought I was riding today but my friend backed out of riding.. It's still on just in case I can get a ride in   in the morning.. or later .. 

 It's actually not that dirty or as bad as other muddy days..

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Hey HDR, which Seat Concepts seat is that?

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