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Had my 14 250rr a few weeks now and I could just not shake the arm pump, in the tight stuff my arms would be pumped until I warmed up. I was kinda putting it down to the clutch pull been hard as I had a 13 Berg with the DDS clutch before this bike. Anyway I ordered up the Midwest easy pull lever and it works! Went out today 0 arm pump and 1 finger clutch pull all day, It does take a bit of getting use to as the lever a bit further away and to pop over logs is a bit different. I would recommend this on all Beta's if you are finding you are getting a bit of arm pump as the clutch pull is a bit heaver than a kato. 

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Had my 14 250rr a few weeks now and I could just not shake the arm pump, in the tight stuff my arms would be pumped until I warmed up. I was kinda putting it down to the clutch pull been hard as I had a 13 Berg with the DDS clutch before this bike. Anyway I ordered up the Midwest easy pull lever and it works! Went out today 0 arm pump and 1 finger clutch pull all day, It does take a bit of getting use to as the lever a bit further away and to pop over logs is a bit different. I would recommend this on all Beta's if you are finding you are getting a bit of arm pump as the clutch pull is a bit heaver than a kato. 

 

I'm guessing it's this. I never saw this before. Thanks for posting.

 

http://www.midwestme.com/pages/productinfo.html

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Yup that's the lever.

The standard Kato brembo lever is the one, not the Ktm 350 lever. I also out Teflon tape under the perch clamp so if I drop the bike the clutch will move without breaking the lever.

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Shit man! I always thought the clutch pull was pretty light on these Beta's. What the hell, Why not make it lighter. What a bitchin' modification. Thanks guys. I think I'll will be getting one of these too!!!

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Oh, never mind. All this excitement for nothing! There is no way in hell I will be getting rid of my ARC levers.

 

If most your gears and between 1st -4th you will like this lever, 4-6th stuff you won't notice it as much.

 

The Berg DDS clutch left me wanting a lighter pull and I got use to it and it works. Simple!

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I have a DDS Berg and went the same route a few months ago, the 300 guys don't seem to notice the clutch pull much, but the 250 seems to.

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Funny I thought this thread might be what was the best overall Beta mod.  I was going to say handguards. Actually I haven't had any issues with armpump so much but a better mod is a better mod. I also got some arc levers that I didn't put on yet on my Beta (used ebay) . The price was right but I'm not sure how much better it will be. I've not had problems with the stock levers.

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The ARC levers have the best feel to them. I was all set to get the Beta Factory levers. Way too "boxy" feeling for my taste. 

 

I don't know how the 2 stroke Betas are as far as clutch hardness . I haven't heard of it being very hard and I don't have any issues with my Beta 525. Is this something extraordinary as compared to other 250 2 strokes? or is it just a mod to improve?...and the Beta 2t's are average but a better lever made life easier?... I have been using the stock Beta levers since new (09) and not had any problems at all except in the beginning when I overheated my bike in real tight riverbed stuff. .. but then the clutch just disappears anyway and there's no hard pull . There's just nothing...no pull.. and a floppy clutch lever. That's just when hydro clutches go away  when having some serious boiling over heating issues anyway. That happens on gasgas too... another reason to deal with overheating .  The Beta has a hydro clutch too right? It's nice that you report that the ARC levers have a better feel. I was ordering them thinking ok this is a good buy but really my levers work great and this is a waste of time. These new levers look nice though. I'll wait and see how everyone else that orders gives a review. After all I'll have 3 sets of levers for one bike if I buy one now.

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I was lucky enough to set on a few bikes in Dave's shop that had the different levers. I swear he is just like a drug dealer. You get on one his own bikes and get a "little taste", then your hooked! 

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I have never met him, spoken on the phone, still spend $500 every time I speak to him. Lol

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Latest order was a 2014 2t tank, new hand guards, clutch slave protector, clamp on grips, and fork breeders

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Latest order was a 2014 2t tank, new hand guards, clutch slave protector, clamp on grips, and fork breeders

 

I spend a boatload of money at Daves. Hell, he even gets parts for my KTM and does top flight suspension tuning as well. The clamp on grips are sweet!! I have them on both Beta and KTM. On the left grip throw a few drops of red locktite under the clamping collar. Again, saw them on his bike then had to get me a few sets.

 

 

 

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I really want to try the flex bars, but these Rekons are unbendable

Thanks for the locktite tip

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I really want to try the flex bars, but these Rekons are unbendable

Thanks for the locktite tip

 

No sweat. The Flex bars are really old 1st generation ones. I sent bars to them for a rebuild and they only charged me like 25 bucks for parts. The stock Beta bars are working really good on my 520. Really strong for sure!!

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