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shrubitup last won the day on September 27 2011

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  1. shrubitup

    How inferior are Beta Motorcycles to the competition?

    Joe is a trail rider and he likes his XPLORER fork. Racer dudes are never happy with their suspension and tend to blame their failures on that.
  2. shrubitup

    How inferior are Beta Motorcycles to the competition?

    Uh, why you need the KYB again? My Sachs open chamber is just fine for slow poke trail riding. The 16+ Sachs OC may need re-anodizing however.
  3. shrubitup

    Push through and finish, or part it out and move on?

    Up/down no good.
  4. shrubitup

    Show off your yz250x (250x only please)

    Enjoyed a functional e-start smoker (Beta) for about 9 months then picked up a backup bike (05 KTM 300) that is kick only. The button is nice on the Beta but I don't really miss it that much when riding the KTM.
  5. shrubitup

    Keep or lose the 230

    lol, glad you went with the smoker. The MX 250F is a horrible choice if you want to keep costs low.
  6. shrubitup

    Show off your yz250x (250x only please)

    blue rims look great. Do you have two Xs then or is that your buddy's X?
  7. shrubitup

    Smoke talk

    Not qualified to discuss smoke and understand science.
  8. shrubitup

    Push through and finish, or part it out and move on?

    Gotta get it running before you can sell it. Hate that.
  9. shrubitup

    Smoke talk

    That's great, what's the next thing they whine about? Visual glare from the reflected light during full moons at night.
  10. Just dredging up old arguments on the topic for sarcasm sake.
  11. shrubitup

    How inferior are Beta Motorcycles to the competition?

    Just because I ride a Beater don't mean I offend that easily. How offensive!
  12. shrubitup

    How inferior are Beta Motorcycles to the competition?

    Really tho, I will know more next weekend on the Beater. The JD kit on the Beta also modifies the power valve spring. Remove soft spring and then add a shim. I will un JD and then report back. My 05 KTM is older but the original owner (riding bud) rebuilt whole motor top to bottom only 30 or so hours ago and then serviced suspension frequently too. Ima gonna keep her.
  13. Diesel motor oil doesn't have the strength to withstand two stroke dirt bike transmissions. It's not strong enough.
  14. shrubitup

    How inferior are Beta Motorcycles to the competition?

    Both have their eyes closed so it's not gay.
  15. shrubitup

    How inferior are Beta Motorcycles to the competition?

    KTM 300EXC has a JD jet kit, Boyesen rad valve, and a FMF Gnarly/Q Stealth. Beta 300RR has a JD Jet kit, RK Tek head, and stock exhaust. The Beta is stronger (now) right off idle compared to the KTM. The RK Tek was purchased recently for my Beta to improve fuel economy. I have a TE250 needle and a different main/pilot coming per discussion with RK for MPG optimization. With the addition of the RK and the JD the Beta feels like a tamer YZ250 - very lively and massive mid range hit. Where I used to get really good traction right off idle, the Beta breaks the rear wheel loose quickly now. Going back to the comparison, Beta without engine or jetting mods had a little less than the KTM off idle pull. The Beta (before recent mods) tends to crawl and chug a smidge better than my KTM. Overall the KTM pulls harder acceleration wise which sacrifices some of the gnarly trail worthiness that the Beta has. You will always lose money on dirt bikes - every time. Some of my last few bikes resulted in some spectacular money lost too. Husqvarna WR300 (impossible to start), Husqvarna TE449 (pile of shit!), and my KX250F (beaten to hell and then shined up as new with take off plastics re-installed right at sale time).
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