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2 hours ago, Chief said:

Nothing arrived today. ?

But I did make it through the wiring harness in the headlight area. 

Zip-ties, dialectic grease, heat shrink and electrical tape. 

 

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I’ll try and hit the frame area tomorrow.  

This thing has a lot of wires and connectors.  Sheesh. 

Be afraid, be very afraid

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1 hour ago, BAHA said:

Not at all,  I was dissatisfied to many times.  To many times of touch me in the morning and walk away.  

Seems this guy is on it.  Hope he enjoys it.  I would recommend a tap and die set.

 

Already have a tap and die set. 

Not my first Beta. ?

So far only had to use it to clean up one set of threads on the Trials bike. 

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Alright, finished up doing the PM on the electrical system. 

Can the rear fender on this bike get any more complicated ?!?!?

Somebody flipped the switch to Summertime and it’s hot as balls today. 

Retreating into the house to see what the various delivery trucks brought me today ?

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Finally something on this bike I’m familiar with. 

Adjusted the float. Now it doesn’t piss fuel leaned over on the kickstand.

Checked the jetting: 38-165-#3

No picture, but I cut angles on the ends of the vent hoses while the carb was off.

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Green thing gone. 

Free-Flow hose. 

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Rad guards showed up today. 

Really easy install. (On new or straight radiators)

I like the coverage on the bottom. I’d like it if there was more side coverage, but we’ll go with it. 

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Bike started right up after messing with all that wiring and the carb. 

I must have put everything back together enough for the bike to work. 

Also a touch of grease on all fasteners that have come off.  

That’s it for today. 

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15 minutes ago, Chief said:

I cut angles on the ends of the vent hoses while the carb was off

Nicely done! Old school trick! 

Great mods so far! Love it! 

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15 hours ago, firffighter said:

Nicely done! Old school trick! 

Great mods so far! Love it! 

Why would you cut an angel on the vent hoses? 

@Chief 

Your clutch will be alot harder to pull that your trials bike, mine was on the Beta 300 rr -19 anyways. My Ktm 250f -14 clutch was alot easier aswell,

I dont like auto clutches for bikes so i bought the Clake one light clutch and its just as easy as my GG trials bike now. Check it out! and you can bring it with you in the future if your getting an other bike aswell :)

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3 hours ago, A.Vikman said:

Why would you cut an angel on the vent hoses? 
 

Best is to cut an angle and then split the end of the hose in 4 for about 8mm. Avoids that mud blocks the hoses...

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On 6/2/2019 at 3:02 AM, Chief said:

Alright....took the Beta out today for a ride. 

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Its really such a beauty.  33559188qa.gif

The more I look at it the more I want one. Its so pretty, especially compared to the mis-designed gardener moped next to it.

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17 minutes ago, Doc Brown said:

Its really such a beauty.  33559188qa.gif

The more I look at it the more I want one. Its so pretty, especially compared to the mis-designed gardener moped next to it.

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34 minutes ago, Doc Brown said:

Best is to cut an angle and then split the end of the hose in 4 for about 8mm. Avoids that mud blocks the hoses...

Thank you

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Ok....I bet you’ve all been wondering where I’ve been.

Here goes...

Installed the AXP skid plate today. Easiest damn skid-plate I’ve ever put on. 

Two bolts in the front and one in the rear. Fit is perfect.

That’s on the Beta. 

My buddy had a helluva time putting one on his Husky and the YZ wasn’t this easy. 

I really like how it covers the sides and the footpeg area.

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While doing that I installed a brake-snake and knocked down the inner teeth on the brake pedal. 

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Pipe guard was the most difficult thing to put on today. 

That’s how smooth everything went. 

The Beta branding is a nice little touch.

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I decided to go with the Fastway handguards and I’m really happy I did. 

The Beta is a little cramped for space on the bars.

What a nice product. Everything in the kit is quality stuff. 

Kit also included the threaded end mounts and tap. The end mounts cap the bar ends, unlike other brands. So you can’t over tap the bars. 

These were by far the easiest full wrap handguards I’ve ever installed. 

Makes Cycra look like cheap crap. 

Fastway even got the bend and twist correct where they mount in the center. That’s always been an area that’s a PITA with other brands in the past. 

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Last but not least, the ODI Rogue grips with the double donuts.

Really makes the bike feel like home.

 I had to open up the hole a touch in the cam for the ball at the end of the cable. Otherwise it was too tight. 

Added a touch of lithium grease to the ball and the brass insert that goes in the roller. Both were dry from the factory. 

The stock grip on the clutch side was not glued on and I was able to twist it right off. 

Thats great if you’re changing grips right away. Not so good if you’re going to use the stock grips until they wear out. 

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I’m really happy so far with how easy all the aftermarket products have installed. 

Sometimes they need some massaging to get them to fit. 

I don’t know if it’s a Beta thing, or I’ve just picked the right stuff. 

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16 minutes ago, Chief said:

Makes Cycra look like cheap crap. 

They are cheap crap particularly if you fall some. 

Bike looks great, like the white handguards; doesn’t detract from the rest of that beauty. :worthy:

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I like the way the AXP skid plate fits and protects, looks better than my TM Designs plus you have the linkage protection. Same with the Fastway hand guards, I have the Cycra CRM units with the same type of top bar mount but I had to really massage the guard bars to get it where I wanted and I'm still not where your guards are for protection. 

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11 hours ago, Chief said:

Ok....I bet you’ve all been wondering where I’ve been.

Here goes...

Installed the AXP skid plate today. Easiest damn skid-plate I’ve ever put on. 

Two bolts in the front and one in the rear. Fit is perfect.

That’s on the Beta. 

My buddy had a helluva time putting one on his Husky and the YZ wasn’t this easy. 

I really like how it covers the sides and the footpeg area.

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While doing that I installed a brake-snake and knocked down the inner teeth on the brake pedal. 

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Pipe guard was the most difficult thing to put on today. 

That’s how smooth everything went. 

The Beta branding is a nice little touch.

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I decided to go with the Fastway handguards and I’m really happy I did. 

The Beta is a little cramped for space on the bars.

What a nice product. Everything in the kit is quality stuff. 

Kit also included the threaded end mounts and tap. The end mounts cap the bar ends, unlike other brands. So you can’t over tap the bars. 

These were by far the easiest full wrap handguards I’ve ever installed. 

Makes Cycra look like cheap crap. 

Fastway even got the bend and twist correct where they mount in the center. That’s always been an area that’s a PITA with other brands in the past. 

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Last but not least, the ODI Rogue grips with the double donuts.

Really makes the bike feel like home.

 I had to open up the hole a touch in the cam for the ball at the end of the cable. Otherwise it was too tight. 

Added a touch of lithium grease to the ball and the brass insert that goes in the roller. Both were dry from the factory. 

The stock grip on the clutch side was not glued on and I was able to twist it right off. 

Thats great if you’re changing grips right away. Not so good if you’re going to use the stock grips until they wear out. 

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I’m really happy so far with how easy all the aftermarket products have installed. 

Sometimes they need some massaging to get them to fit. 

I don’t know if it’s a Beta thing, or I’ve just picked the right stuff. 

Its looking good son.

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Real quick note. 

I’m working on the front end today. 

Good example of why going through a new bike, or new to you bike, is important. 

Found the forks weren’t properly aligned. 

Of course this will cause premature wear and bad fork action. Giving bad feedback for how the forks are working and what to adjust. 

Ultimately causing you doubt that the Sachs CC are less than  phenomenal. ?

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The damn wind here is playing hell with everything. 

But I managed to get some stuff done. 

I saw these fork sliders on my buddy’s Husky and thought, there should be something like that on the Beta. 

Well, while searching on the inter-web I came across some for the Beta. 

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I’m thinking it’ll do a better job than the metal clip. 

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Forks have to come off for install. 

I taped off the area around the clip to help avoid scratches getting them off. 

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Most importantly, you have to heat them up in order to get them on. 

Enough to soften them up. 

No heat, no go on. 

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The bolts Beta uses have kind of a rough texture compared the Japanese bikes. 

They’re also bone try. 

So mostly everything gets a little Bel-Ray grease on it. 

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Today was also front tire day. 

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GT Fatty and a Nitromousse. 

I’ve never seen one this color. 

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The OEM rim strips are the best I’ve seen. Well made and seem durable.  

Even though they’re orange. Have to see if I can source some more of these. 

I don’t like the mess tape leaves. 

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And the Fatty

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I mentioned  earlier that I found out my forks were out of alignment. 

Handy tool. 

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I should have done that on day one. 

Fixed that issue and what a difference!!

Played with the clickers a little and tested it on the front yard obstacle course. image.jpg.47ddaedf842f71acc19790568c54b9b7.jpg

I can feel a big difference when weighting and de-weighting  

Hopefully that one ride last week for a few hours didn’t do too much damage. 

Still too soon to say if they are  phenomenal. ?

Looking forward to a suspension test day. 

Still waiting on the rear tire to get here. 

But, at this point, the bike has the basics on it now that I feel comfortable and ready to ‘SEND IT’!

 

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