Ooops - Looped my Beta, need fender and tail light assembly

Well, I figured it would happen someday... looped my bike while practicing wheelies (forgot to cover rear brake). I thought it would be on the 2T GasGas, but the Beta took the hit instead.  I just slide off the back and didn't even get a bruise, but it shattered the whole (white) rear fender, and broke off the license plate and tail light assembly.  Anyone else done this?  Recommendations on where to source a fender and (stock) tail light and license plate holder assembly?  I hope it's less than $150 for parts.  That was an expensive wheelie!

Thanks but shattered rear fender and tail light/license plate holder assembly.  I want to return it to stock using OEM parts.  Will contact Beta USA and/or Get Dirty Dirt Bikes tomorrow.

Sometimes AMBeta has leftover/used plastic they set out for dealer garage sale packages, check with a local dealer....on another note, the rear LED tail light for a CR450 from Western Power Sports is a direct bolt on for $14.95....whole lot cheaper ;). Hope it helps...

You're not the first.  I just picked up a 15 beta 300 RR Friday and did the same thing - the first day I owned it.  Dealer ordered new parts.  No clue how much.  Should be here Wednesday.  :(

I destroyed the backend of mine doing a pivot turn between some tight trees. If I remember right....the black sub fender was about $35...the rear fenders about $50....solid work breaking it in ;)

Edited by Whiskeythrottle24

I destroyed the backend of mine doing a pivot turn between some tight trees. If I remember right....the black sub fender was about $35...the rear fenders about $50....solid work breaking it in ;)

 

So ~$100ish (including shipping) plus $20ish for the CR450 brake light = $120 bucks... not excruciatingly painful, but still an expensive wheelie!  Maybe that will be a good reminder to COVER THE DAMN REAR BRAKE when I let her really snort out of a bermed corner again!

 

EDIT:  Just got off the phone with Dave @ Get Dirty Dirt Bikes... he was super helpful and had all plastics and the tail light I need in stock.  No stock fender decal, though.  $125 incl shipping.  Case solved.

Edited by mtnmanseth

Thats another reason I like 4 strokes. I never cover the brake since the motor has good engine braking.

That's true my friend....that's why I cheat and run a left-hand rear brake on my bikes...woohoo:)

Edited by Whiskeythrottle24

Are Beta plastics so fragile? I can twist the plastics on my other bikes into pretzels & they don't break.

My front fender has been amazingly tough .....curled it several times with only a little white crease showing.....the decals and shrouds tough as well....now the rear subfender I have removed 5 times on the 300.....the shop here stocks them because of me ...:) the rear fender has a crack, she will have to hold on until the front fender dies before she gets replaced. Unless it $£#! the bed all together;)

Edited by Whiskeythrottle24

The subfender is what shattered into 6 pieces for me.  The fender is still usable, its cracked in a few places.  The actual fender itself was bent and curled all the way over.  I was able to just push it back down into place.  The subfender must be made of different plastic because its really brittle.

So ~$100ish (including shipping) plus $20ish for the CR450 brake light = $120 bucks... not excruciatingly painful, but still an expensive wheelie!  Maybe that will be a good reminder to COVER THE DAMN REAR BRAKE when I let her really snort out of a bermed corner again!

 

EDIT:  Just got off the phone with Dave @ Get Dirty Dirt Bikes... he was super helpful and had all plastics and the tail light I need in stock.  No stock fender decal, though.  $125 incl shipping.  Case solved.

They had the subfender in stock as well?  I looked for it and couldn't find it on their website.

Someone I know made some relief cuts on the sides of the sub fender in hopes that it would fold father then crack & also not take out the main fender with it. I am mounting a license plate & turn signals on mine. Any suggestions?

I haven't made any relief cuts, but what I have done is run old clutch cable next to the brake/turn signal wires and secured them so that they wouldn't rip out every time I break it....(like a leash) that way I wouldn't have to buy new turn signals/brake light every time.

The last time I snapped off the sub fender on a pivot turn I pulled up to my riding buddy and told him his bike sounded horrible, it was MY SUBFENDER dragging on MY TIRE!!!!! LOL!!! I pulled over, cut the cables and unplugged my lights and stuffed them inside my pack....I was able to reuse them. :) hope it helps....

As a secondary it also keeps you from losing your plate if it totally breaks off..... I did that once :(

Edited by Whiskeythrottle24

I haven't made any relief cuts, but what I have done is run old clutch cable next to the brake/turn signal wires and secured them so that they wouldn't rip out every time I break it....(like a leash) that way I wouldn't have to buy new turn signals/brake light every time.

The last time I snapped off the sub fender on a pivot turn I pulled up to my riding buddy and told him his bike sounded horrible, it was MY SUBFENDER dragging on MY TIRE!!!!! LOL!!! I pulled over, cut the cables and unplugged my lights and stuffed them inside my pack....I was able to reuse them. :) hope it helps....

As a secondary it also keeps you from losing your plate if it totally breaks off..... I did that once :(

 

Lost my plate a few weeks back, practicing my pivot turns. Didn't even notice it was gone till I got home. Lesson learned. 

That's true my friend....that's why I cheat and run a left-hand rear brake on my bikes...woohoo:)

I'm going to do that one of these days..!!!!

Are Beta plastics so fragile? I can twist the plastics on my other bikes into pretzels & they don't break.

No but if one flips over any bike damage will occur. I've never broken any and I've been riding them since 09'.

Edited by hawaiidirtrider

It is the license bracket that causes the snap. I looped mine twice on purpose and once by accident yesterday and got full Thiesman without a break. That's my story and I am sticking to it. Still can't bend those stock bars.

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