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  1. firffighter

    Countershaft Sprocket Seal & O-Ring Replacement

    This is a common issue with KTM RFS bikes as well and after years, the consensus is to always use an OEM front sprocket never an aftermarket. This eliminates any leaking from the seal.
  2. firffighter

    Beta 2 year warranty!

    Nope, included in price of sale of bike. Says limited time offer.
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    Beta 2 year warranty!

    Not sure if this is dealer dependant, but my local dealer is offering a 2 year warranty on 2019 Beta thumpers! That's unheard of in the industry! Really gives you peace of mind and awesome to have the backing or your dealer and Beta USA!
  4. firffighter

    Following The Coug on his Beta 500

    I'm aware, my point was Tiger rides GP, Teanaway, Naches, Foggy Dew, etc. all locations with gnarly steep technical terrain where most would prefer a 300 2-stroke. I've ridden Tahuya (the non mapped singletrack) and realize it doesn't have the steep obstacle laiden terrain like Walker. But, I was simply curious about the issues and not preferring the 300.
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    Following The Coug on his Beta 500

    Interesting, most would put your TE300 at the top of the heap as a go to gnar bike. You're not liking the 2-stroke? There's some guys who can rock the thumpers in the nasty terrain, but most would welcome the light weight and low end grunt of the 300. I know you've got a lot of seat time and tons of hours in the most difficult NW riding so just curious your thoughts on why not the 300 2-stroke? If I were only ridng places like Walker, Tahuya singletrack, and the high elevation stuff I'd really consider the X Trainer with an upgraded suspension. The ultimate nasty NW terrain bike.
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    Beta 300RR wont start fuel issue

    Okay, a couple of things. It's always a good idea to understand all that you can about your 2-stroke and build a solid foundation for jetting and tuning. There's tons of great resources out there. https://www.motosport.com/blog/a-simple-guide-to-jetting-your-carb Now, cleaning a pilot jet is difficult. It needs to be removed from the carb and fine, soft wire used with compressed air to get into all of the tiny orifaces. Or, simply replace it with a new one for peace of mind that it's not the pilot. Sounds like you narrowed it down to the plug being fouled. Then, put in a fresh sparkplug. If it's fouled, it's just easiest to replace it, and, again, you'll narrow down the issue and fouling it again. Remember, temp, humidity, elevation, all play a factor in how your 2-stroke performs. Airscrew and needle adjustment are necessary as you move from one unique location to another. Lastly, you should not need a top end. Sounds like you just fouled a plug and you're running rich. Make necessary adjustments and should be good to go. Hope this helps and enjoy tinkering, it's part of the fun of owning a 2-stroke!
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    Following The Coug on his Beta 500

    Oh man, just because the Husky matches your heritage doesn't mean you have to buy one, lol. That'll be a great bike I'm sure, but secretly would like to see you on the Italian princess!
  8. firffighter

    Following The Coug on his Beta 500

    Tiger vs the Beta trolls would be classic! WWE Royal Rumble! Yes, Tiger on a Beta is a fantastic idea! Let's make it happen!
  9. firffighter

    Beta 300RR wont start fuel issue

    ^^^^This! Tell tale signs of a clogged pilot.
  10. firffighter

    2017 300RR RE Bog off Idle

    If they didn't fix the bog, I'd start with replacing the pilot. If your bog is just off idle that be the pilot.
  11. firffighter

    2017 300RR RE Bog off Idle

    Did dealer replace pilot? Did it solve bog after dealer cleaned carb? If you had dirt in your carb you should make sure your airboot is attached properly and you're running a clean, well oiled air filter. I'd start by simply replacing your pilot. Takes less than 10 minutes and a pilot cost under $5.
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    Any of you Beta guys watching Dakar?

    Some amazing finishers. * Price unbelievable to take the title with a pin in his throttle wrist that's 5 weeks old! * Short 5th place in just his 2nd Dakar! * Sanz 11th, nearly top 10, 9 Dakar finishes, and the best female rider on the planet! * Quintanilla fractured his ankle today and finished! The Dakar tests like no other race on the planet. It'll humble the greatest riders and talent is only part of the equation as heart and determination play huge roles. Been my favorite race to watch since I was a kid. It's changed venues, put in cc restrictions, is the most high tech race ever, yet it still comes down to just gutting it out, being consistent, and the terrain can bite at anytime and hit anyone.
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    Any of you Beta guys watching Dakar?

    Just saw the results. What a race! Kisses and haircuts all around 😀
  14. firffighter

    Any of you Beta guys watching Dakar?

    Coincidence that every bike that was a threat to KTM'S 18th Dakar title broke down in the past 2 days? Hmm, I'd be checking some security cameras. Honda's and Yamaha's don't usually have engine failure out of the blue! Plus we now have Sherco with a stage win! All very suspicious! But, if KTM is going to get it again, I'm hoping Toby can cruise is tomorrow for the overall. He's an absolute beast and a guy that rides with big heart and unbelievable talent. I love that's he NOT a typical factory rider that built like a machine. A gut makes you a better rider in my book!
  15. firffighter

    200 or 250 at Altitude

    Yeah Darren, if Samantha can make an old Beta guy fast she'd be a miracle worker 😂 Don't tell me you have a daughter named Tabitha? Please elaborate, I'm unsure of what you're referring to and I'd like to be faster on my Beta, and if my wife can help......
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