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  1. motoxgiant

    throttle body question.

    No, that is not normal. Talk to your dealer about getting a replacement.
  2. motoxgiant

    KTM 300 or Beta 300rr or Gas Gas 300

    If you wait until next winter there may not be much tube left - they don't heal themselves 🤣
  3. motoxgiant

    KTM 300 or Beta 300rr or Gas Gas 300

    There is a more complete discussion of this on another board, but here it is in a nutshell - Type II (or cosmetic anodizing) adds a very thin layer of color to the surface of an aluminum part. You get to chose from a variety of colors. Good for bling, but not much else. Cosmetic anodizing doesn't hold up under pressure or many cleaners, and will bleach in the sun. Type III (or hard coat) is a process where aluminum oxide is created above and below the datum surface. The process we use produces a variety of color (mostly greenish gold/bronze) depending on the alloy of the part. The surface hardness is greatly increased.
  4. motoxgiant

    TM 144en ride reports and reviews needed

    It was a 200. Not satisfying in the least. They can be potent in the right hands, but I prefer to enjoy what I'm riding. The 144 pulls all the way through, so not a lot of *transitioning*. I do prefer it on map 2, combined with appropriate jetting (no, I don't recall the exact specs), gearing, and the PC pipe.
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    TM 144en ride reports and reviews needed

    Stock bars (unless your dealer specs lower) are quite tall. I wanted to open up the rider compartment (forward) so I made triple clamps and pushed my (lower) bars forward. I rode a KTM XCW back to back with the 144 a couple summers ago. The KTM was fatter at the frame/ankle interface, vibrated more, and ran like a slow 250. The 144 was much more lively and fun, especially after the gearing and throttle cam changes.
  6. motoxgiant

    TM 144en ride reports and reviews needed

    It has a decent spread all the way through, but you're not talking about the volume that a 300 has. Our Family Enduro series events always start with a 12mph timekeeping section, and the 144 doesn't load up or constantly need to clear it's throat. When it's go time you need to twist though ...
  7. motoxgiant

    TM 144en ride reports and reviews needed

    Good spread of power but definitely not a small 250. I installed a quicker turn throttle to liven mine up, along with gearing. These are the same mods I did on my Beta 125 - without excess reserves you need to keep the smaller bikes right on the edge of the boil.
  8. motoxgiant

    TM 144en ride reports and reviews needed

    I love mine. It's a full sized bike that handles great, can hit anything, and has a fun power character. You need to be an active participant to get the most out of it, but it is rewarding. Total parts consumption has been wear items (chain and sprockets, brake pads) a piston and a set of clutch friction plates.
  9. motoxgiant

    KTM 300 or Beta 300rr or Gas Gas 300

    Time to get those eyes checked again - you've gone all Ray Charles on us 😎
  10. motoxgiant

    Service bulletin 125RR

    I haven't seen the bulletin yet, but did speak with the Beta guys about the issue. Porosity in the slave cylinder bore on some covers allows air to migrate behind the piston causing mushiness. A quick crack of the bleed screw makes the clutch functional, but the real solution is to replace the cover. You'll love the bike when you get it, but you'll definitely need a fully functional clutch to keep it on the boil.
  11. motoxgiant

    Steve Holcome bikes coming to the US.

    AKA "machined from billet"
  12. motoxgiant

    GasGas or Beta

    FIFY 😉
  13. motoxgiant

    2019 EC/XC 200's

    The 200s are set to arrive in the US Jan 10, but because of very strong dealer orders will not be immediately available on BYOB. Two of my initial 3 are already spoken for. Ride reports available on the Beta forum under the Dealer Meeting thread .
  14. motoxgiant

    Steve Holcome bikes coming to the US.

    I know somebody that could make that happen 😉
  15. motoxgiant

    Beta Demo day 12/15 Dacono Colorado 200RR news

    Chris (eloc) and I posted our independent thoughts on the bike in a thread pertaining to the Beta Dealers Meeting. Check it out 👍
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