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  1. I have had mine for about 3 months now, Its a great bike, its not lacking any power compared to a 300 2t just different. I ride it very much like my 2t, but there is a little more weight and bulk being a 4t. Over all a great bike and will more than likely always have it around
  2. well that is a big letter for me but I did read back through it and I think it is correct.
  3. Well I have both a 2018 Beta 390 and a 2015 KTM EXC 500. I have only had the KTM for about a week now and have about 60 miles on it, 20 being on the road. So a few things I notice are: Its a little bit lighter then my 390 Beta, about 4# It uses less fuel. Things I need to do so it fits me are, raise the bars as it feels like my arms are about 4 inches short when standing, also have the suspension setup for my weight and me. It also seems a bit wider which I am not so sure of yet I can say the engine is really something, I thought my 2014 Beta 520 was fast, and the KTM is still the gentle giant, but WOW I love it, my son took it for a spin and came back with the giant smile on his face So the 2018 Beta RR-S 390, I don't feel anyone would not love the 390 as a do it all bike, it is great everywhere. A bit slower on the road with stock gearing, mine likes right around 50mph, I have had it up to 85mph down in Baja, and was experiencing pretty bad head shake, but I feel it can be worked with to prevent that. I did ride the KTM on my first 30 miles and then get on the Beta, its funny as I felt like a giant the Beta almost seemed small, I am 5'10" and 180#. Standing the bikes side by side I just don't see that much difference. The Beta fit and performance of the shelf is not even a question for ME , its GREAT. I am not sure if any of this info helps, But if I was only going to do tight woods or rocky trails, I think I would go 390 if your looking for a 4t bike. Also the 390 is not slow, it will really move and is very grounded, It does not lift the front wheel as easy as the big 500, it takes a little more clutch and body work. I did ride the Ktm everywhere I rode the Beta, On a course I do around my house the Beta was 1min faster then the KTM. I thought for sure I was really moving on the Beta but the clock said different Also on the road was much easier with the KTM, about a quarter throttle is like 60-65mph and that's with lower gearing. .
  4. Just checking to see if anyone has used JMR up in Washington state for suspension work? I really like my 2015 KTM EXC 500 that I picked up last week, so I would like to have the suspension set up for me Thanks for any information.
  5. Well I went for it, he came down on price a few bucks. I do feel it was a little high priced, but it was only 30 minutes from home and it had all the re mapping and some extras done already, and the low hrs and miles. The bike starts and runs great with no lean popping. I rode it today on a 10 mile loop 1/3 pavement 1/3 single track and 1/3 fire road everything about it is great I rode aggressive but not race mode, Things I noticed right off, the bars need to come up or the foot pegs need to go down, as when standing my arms needed like 4 more inches. The bike is not quite as planted as our 18 Beta RR-S 390 I think I just need to do A little adjusting on the rear. Its funny I rode the Beta on the same loop, and thought wow I am flying, I can really ride this bike, in the end I ran the KTM at 22 minutes and the Beta at 21 Minutes on the loop, and I worked the Beta much more then the KTM AS far as 2018 vs a 2015 thing goes, if I didn't know what year the bikes are, I would not have been able to tell newer from older. If I was only going to have one bike I would go for the KTM 500.
  6. Thanks for all the information everyone, Yes the bike is stock no extras, the seller got it from his friend when it had 10hrs on it. It does have some kind of tune but he is not sure which one, also they cut the muffler down. The bike starts right up and runs great, he said most of the 40 hrs is from riding on the road around town. I did call on the bike in bend, OR. It had 1900 miles with extras and like new, could have bought it over the phone right then for 6k, but I was headed to dinner and told him I would call him back in an 1.5 hrs which I did, and it sold So this one is only 30 minutes from my home and does have low miles, it has a few more battle scares on it, but I can clean it up to like new again. 3k less then a new one, not going into the dealer, nor all the dealer paper work, and driving all around for maybe 1-2 days. I think I am leaning towards this one
  7. I rode a 2015 EXC 500 that is for sale close by, has low mile 1000 and 40hrs on the bike. Does look a little more used then I would have thought for such low hrs, but not really bad, I think it has had a few dune trips on it. Anyway the seller is staying at 8K for the bike, that's not far from a new bike, what do you guys think? Any Good or bad points for the 2015 over the new 18s I did notice some vibrations at Idle and not as bad when riding. Thanks, For any information.
  8. Thought I would ask since you have had the 501 and now the 450, what is your opinion is between the to bikes? Do you miss the 501 in any way, does the 450 still seem to have the same top end (speed) as the 501 and do you use the gears and throttle more on the 450? I am looking at getting one or the other 450-501 and that 72mm stroke sounds kike a tractor for torque Thanks.
  9. Thanks for the information, great video. I did ride a 2015 KTM EXC 500 that is for sale locally. Really nice bike felt great and had plenty of power, I did notice some vibration at idle but when riding didn't seem like I could even feel much if any. I am sure I'll like the Husky just as well, I hope to get around to a few shops and see what deal I can get on an 18. Thanks.
  10. I keep checking in here and over on Café Husky for some 2018 501 reviews, but doesn't seem like anyone is posting any info. I wonder how well they are selling as I am still looking for 2 bikes, a big bore thumper and a 2T. All four brands Husky, KTM, Beta, GAS GAS are still an option for us, just trying to be patient with our decision, we want to be happy with what we end up with. Have to keep this round of bikes for a long time, cause I know it would be a hanging for me don't want to upset the wife.
  11. The antenna, is for our race car, to the chase truck or to any of the pit services like BFG or Baja Pits or Weather-Man who drives-climbs to the best location to help us all stay in touch the best he can. Contact on the Baja peninsula even with todays Tech is still very difficult.
  12. Yes the buggy in the back ground is our class 10 desert race car, we went down and raced the Baja 1000 this past November. It was a very long race at this years 50th Baja 1000, like 1130 miles Here are a couple photos, one on the course and one at the finish.
  13. Thanks for the information everyone, I did pull the snorkel cover off, I did not notice at first that it lifts right off and it also makes putting the air filter on easier I did get the carb parts ordered, now I have to decide on the exhaust, the MRD Z-PRO can come with the shorty 12" or the standard canister and they do offer a quite insert and a spark arrestor any more advise on that would be great. I don't normally mess with big bore kits and to many add-ons but thought I would clean the carb and while I'm in there might as well do the jet upgrade and the Exhaust as it will help it breath better. I am very glad to see this DRZ-KLX forum is still doing GREAT, seems like there is still lots of interest for the bikes.
  14. I was really looking into a new 2T and then I ran into this, I took it for a quick spin and thought wow that's was fun so it came home with me. I don't think its been rode a few hundred miles, I am going to do the 3x3 mod, JD carb kit, and the MDR exhaust. Which MDR exhaust do most guys go with the standard or the shorty? The steering is really weird, its tight and chunky feeling I think I better take it apart and check the bearings and re-grease it. The bike starts right up and sounds very solid.
  15. I would like to buy the bike from a Nevada dealer, It is way easier for me to drive down to Reno about 5-6 Hr's, then up to Seattle WA, there is so much traffic up there If anyone can help out with an address where I can plate the bike too in Nevada that would really help out. I do have a friend and his dad lives in Idaho, also less busy to get there but a further drive. Back to the Husky bike, I am sure that many guys are happy with them, but I was on the phone with a dealer that gave me his opinion on the Husky and that was that only 50% of the ones he sells the buyer is happy with, without messing with one thing or another. That percentage is quite low. As a manufacturer I would hope that 80-90% of their sales would be positive, I know that was just from one dealer, but at least he was honest. I'm not sure, but from reading through all the forums and after watching many YouTube videos I think Beta buyers are pretty happy, like about 90% of them