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  1. dirtbird

    oh look another suspension question

    Remember that ex Japan springs (both KYB and Showa) have different inside diameter top to bottom. I would use the smallest on top. He rotated the spring around itself so the top coil does not hit the box.
  2. dirtbird

    Stillwell or LT

    That was a project I had in mind but besides buying a used SSS, never proceeded with it (damned DS.....). Anyway, you need to fabricate adapters for the base valves (i.e. the compression adjusters - not really base valves in CC carts). Sounds easier than it is. You have to check fork length (before), cartridge length etc. Some tuners have already done it for WP forks so perhaps you can get some more solid info from them.
  3. dirtbird

    Stillwell or LT

    I am running DS SPHERE carts for 3 years now. I wouldn't consider running any other closed cartridge kit (except maybe cone valves) and surely compare with an OC setup except the MX tech kit which still is OC but also incorporates other tech solutions. Regarding the need of a revalving, this doesn't apply to DS straight away. Std valving is good and before start swapping shims you can try different outer oil levels and bladder pressures, especially the latter. New springs are not needed if you already have the correct rates. Virtually all springs can be fitted.
  4. dirtbird

    Updated/upgraded battery strap from Beta

    Exactly. 2017, 2016 and maybe (haven't checked) 2015 2-stroke RRs had the strap. 4-strokes, not. Don't know about XTs.
  5. dirtbird

    Updated/upgraded battery strap from Beta

    OK, I checked again today and I wasn’t entirely correct. The uprated strap was fitted from the factory on the 2 strokes only until 2018 when the CDI was moved outside of the filter box. The 4 stroke models never had it fitted from the factory.
  6. dirtbird

    Updated/upgraded battery strap from Beta

    Maybe the RR-S were still coming with the old strap. For the new strap, I use a screw driver as a lever to pull it into place.
  7. dirtbird

    NOT gonna ride my Beta tomorrow........

    OK, who's piloting the helicopter? 😁
  8. He's expired. Actually OEM ones are Mitsuba. Made in Japan. I think so..
  9. dirtbird

    Updated/upgraded battery strap from Beta

    It looks like the one it was std on RR models after 2015 or 2016 which also is a PIA to fit with bare hands (but doesn't snaps) Perhaps they mean it as an update for the older models......
  10. dirtbird

    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Neither http://www.betarider.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=411
  11. dirtbird

    Beta clinches 4 World titles in Germany today!

    What happened to Salvo's bike (use auto translation to English) : http://www.xracing.fi/enduro/uutiset/mestaruus-yllatti-remeksen-20181014/ Holcombe was already trying to help Salvini when Remes also stopped. The injector's harness cables were disconnected from the plug so engine was dead. They tried to fix it but they couldn't. Although Remes was challenging Salvini for the E2 class, he did stopped to help....
  12. dirtbird

    Beta clinches 4 World titles in Germany today!

    It looks like Beta 1-2 in the overall Enduro GP after Salvini is dnf on the 2nd day. Not bad for a Tier n bike...
  13. dirtbird

    1 year with my 2018 390RRS/Gear

    Nah..... Just a guy with a bad air filter box... Not him, the other 😎
  14. dirtbird

    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Well not my Beta (thank God 😁😁) but for my ex-partner at Beta... It seems that the dirt track virus has hit some people locally so after they built an d/t bike based on an old ALP4.0 now they want to try with an RR (350 I believe). So lower suspension by 12 cm (that's about 4.7 inches). Front springs cut and ground, rear seal head spacer. For the front, cutting the springs increases their rate so will try to source or fabricate shorter ones in the feature. For the shock I may try a different spacer or washers (which I avoided for now as I needed more than 10). We'll see how (if...) it works and decide....
  15. dirtbird

    1 year with my 2018 390RRS/Gear

    Has a twin personality as well... An alter ego
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