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MY2018 Beta 500 RR-S Thread

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A place to talk about the the MY2018 500 RR-S bikes good, bad and the ugly. Mostly good though...it is a Beta after all 20171105_182031.png20171105_182112.png

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Found a puddle under the bike this morning...radiator hose was leaking. Brought it into the dealer and had the hoses changed to SAMCO with thermostat delete. When I rode the bike on Sunday I noticed the tach wasn't working and when doing street runs it was bogging/cutting power and WOT. Dealer is checking that out too but all in all I friken love this bike!!!

Mods to date:
1. 3 gallon IMS tank
2. Enduro Engineering black hand guards
3. IMS wide Seat Concepts standard height (should he here this week)
4. Shinko 216 MX Fatty Front Tire and Kenda Parker DT rear tire
5. Tubliss on front and rear
6. Samco Radiator hoses

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Before you had the run ability problem did you notice a dramatic difference in the map switch settings?

I did. Dealer found no problems today. They think I was hitting rev limiter

New red samco hoses!

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9 minutes ago, gaortiz said:

Picked this bad boy up today! Anyone else using these skid plates? They didn't have one for the 500 RR-S but I figured the 480RR one would fit. 

https://media.axp-racing.com/.cache/produits/AX1431_1.jpg/7dd7f5803870d4052bb2f5edb82ff64d

 

https://media.axp-racing.com/.cache/produits/AX1431_4.jpg/02f2d4590048ed677b777a80ac81a123

 

Not a Beta, but I know someone with the AXP Xtreme on their Ktm. It's the thick 8mm version (they have a thinner 6mm version)...definitely on my short list for my '18.

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Not a Beta, but I know someone with the AXP Xtreme on their Ktm. It's the thick 8mm version (they have a thinner 6mm version)...definitely on my short list for my '18.

It's pretty amazing and they have great customer service. I asked for help on Facebook chat and he's even sending me a free shirt
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Just now, gaortiz said:


It's pretty amazing and they have great customer service. I asked for help on Facebook chat and he's even sending me a free shirt

At least the one I saw on the Ktm, seemed like a very nice product...although the mounting bracket didn't work as delivered.

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41 minutes ago, gaortiz said:

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Cleaned up the rear end with the tusk flush mount led signals and front end with the Zeta integrated hand guard signals.

 

Just a heads up, I got pulled over the other day by CHP...gave me a warning that my Led turn signals were too close together...the real reason he pulled me over was because I still don't have a license plate.

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2 hours ago, Sierra_rider said:

 

Just a heads up, I got pulled over the other day by CHP...gave me a warning that my Led turn signals were too close together...the real reason he pulled me over was because I still don't have a license plate.

That'll get ya every time.

A buddy and I drove literally from one end of the country to the other and back again, being smartasses waving at cops etc.

It turns out we were driving an uninsured/unregistered vehicle the whole time, because old mate registered the wrong car before we left.

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5 hours ago, gaortiz said:

Picked this bad boy up today! Anyone else using these skid plates? They didn't have one for the 500 RR-S but I figured the 480RR one would fit. 

https://media.axp-racing.com/.cache/produits/AX1431_1.jpg/7dd7f5803870d4052bb2f5edb82ff64d

 

https://media.axp-racing.com/.cache/produits/AX1431_4.jpg/02f2d4590048ed677b777a80ac81a123

Yes, been using an AXP extreme all year, best skid plate ever!

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18 hours ago, gaortiz said:

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Cleaned up the rear end with the tusk flush mount led signals and front end with the Zeta integrated hand guard signals.

Why not mount some small turn signals at each side of number plate?  I don't think they last long in the hand guards.

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Why not mount some small turn signals at each side of number plate?  I don't think they last long in the hand guards.

That is a ticket waiting to happen in CA. Most of the force on a fall would be taken by the end of the Hand guard I think

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5 hours ago, gaortiz said:


That is a ticket waiting to happen in CA. Most of the force on a fall would be taken by the end of the Hand guard I think

You already have a violation with your flush mount rear turn signals so what's the difference.  I will be installing mine on the number plate and if I get a fixit ticket then I will deal with it.  I don't plan on riding the road enough to worry about it.

I know guys who have had those hand guards and their lights did not last long.  It's not so much crashing as it is hitting bush and branches and whatever else that does them in.  Aside from all that your bike is beautiful!:thumbsup:

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Great custom touches. Keep ‘em coming

 

Thanks man! My bank account hurts. Almost $2000 in lol

 

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5 hours ago, GBZ18RR-500 said:

So will the AXP skid plate for the 480 RR fit  the 2018 rr-s 500?  I want to confirm before I order. 

It's the same frame so yes.

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