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  1. eloc

    Beta Dealer Meeting

    I’m sure the 200’s will be at the demos. However if your even considering one I would order now, they are that good. If you wait your delivery will just be pushed back more. You won’t be disappointed when you do get to ride one!
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    Beta Dealer Meeting

    There will not be 200 a race Edtion.
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    Beta Dealer Meeting

    Yeah it seems like a really large heavy muffler for the little bike. I like the Scalvini full system they used to sell better. The Pro Circuit does seem like it would be nice for the bigger bikes. Not sure why they don’t build it for them.
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    Beta Dealer Meeting

    No secrets or anything earth shattering. Nothing on a Holcombe replica coming to the U.S. Got a chance to ride the 200, simple put it’s great! I really like it. I’ve had a few 200’s in the past, an 86 KDX 200, 2004 KTM 200 SX & 2007 KTM 200 XC-W so I knew what to expect. It surpassed my expectations. Super light and nimble feeling. Good easy to use bottom/torque that pulls right into a nice quick revving top end. It also runs really clean and crisp. The test course was kinda tight and sandy. Couldn’t decide if I liked the 200 or 430 Race Edtion more. Way different bikes, but both easy to ride and fast. 480 Race Edtion is also a nice bike, but not near as nimble feeling as the 430. Also a little slower revving. 390 Race Edtion had an even lighter feeling, but I liked the roll on power of the 430 more. I didn’t ride the 250’s, 300’s or 350’s. We’ve had plenty of those. I actually spent most of the day riding Ty’s 300 race and practice bikes. For that reason I can’t comment on the suspension on the new bikes. None of them felt as good as Ty’s setup 300’s.
  5. Final round will be on TV tonight. Not sure how many people get the network. I know we don’t, but fortunately my younger son figured out how to watch it on the computer. Had to share the holeshot pic too.
  6. Looks good! Nothing earth shattering, just better platform to a race bike. Hooefully they’ll come to the U.S., the dealer meeting is this weekend so I guess we’ll find out then.
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    beta 200 delay

    There is one 200 in the country. The dealer meeting is this weekend and dealer ride day on Monday when we’ll get a chance to ride it. I’m sure those that get to ride it will give their opinion.
  8. Between Everett and Boise we stayed north. We have friends in Boise and also went down to Utah to do a little riding the week between. With the points like they where we knew Ty could easily be 5th or 7th after it was all said and done. The Junior championship was his to lose, just as long as he didn’t really screw up or have a bike issue it was his. That’s what was weighing on my mind, any kind of silly bike issue! I’m no professional mechanic, just a Dad helping his kid who has had bikes all his life and has worked on them. We went over everything on the bike, changed out the chain since it had some rock dings, swapped out the front mousse because it was getting soft. I brought my tools so I could get all the dents out of his pipe. Then I worried about silly things like a throttle cable etc, etc.. I think I checked every nut and bolt on that bike about 5 times. The Boise track wasn’t super technical, except for the No Joke lane, it was really hard. Once again Ty sucked in the first practice. He came off the track annoyed and just sat quietly in the chair. After last weekend I didn’t worry about it and just left him alone. He once again cleaned things up in 2nd practice and qualified 7th. In the heat race it was all the Beta riders, Ty Tremaine, Max Gerston, Mason Ottersberg and Ty. Ty was 4th off the start and then moved into 3rd behind Colton and Tremaine by the end. A good race and once again drama free. That once again gave him 7th gate pick. For short start straight and tight 180 first turn that’s not a good pick at all. Well this time Ty did it, he pulled the holeshot on his 300RR 2t against all the 350 4t’s with better gate picks! He led through the first couple corners then totally blew the Matrix and had more problems in the wood pit. When they came around for the first lap he was all the way back in 9th! Wasted holeshot there🤦‍♂️ He worked his way back up to 7th, but wasn’t looking super smooth. I gave him a pit board signal telling him “breath-relax” and next lap “push forward” from there his lap times dropped and he made a pass to get into 6th then closed in and passed Geoff Aaron for 5th. Once again he was closing in on 4th by about a second a lap and knew with Geoff still behind him he needed that for 5th I’m the championship. Time ran out though and he finished 5th on the night. Other than his first lap mistakes it was a really strong race! His fastest lap was on lap 9 so that was good to see. In the end he finished 6th in points, one point behind 5th. Half his races where top 5’s. Finishes where 5-10-8-6-4-5. Of course the best part is the AMA Junior Championship. His first #1 plate not on a trials bike. Definitely happy with the progress he made this season. It’s been a lot of work. Also happy with the bike we built. His 300RR worked great all season. When he can pull holeshots with the only motor mod being an RK-Tek head, Scalvini exhaust and tuning I did that’s saying something. Also happy with the choice of going back to a 2t. I was a little nervous about that one.
  9. 2018 EnduroCross season wrapped up last weekend in Boise Idaho. As promised a race/season report for Ty Cullins and his Beta 300RR. We ended the season with 3 races in a row. Denver, Everett Wa. which is just north of Seattle and Boise Idaho. I think I already talked about Denver where he put a good ride in for 6th. After Denver we drove home so I could work for 3 days before heading north to Washington. It was a crazy week with my Mom in the hospital, trying to get ready for the next race and on top of all that the transmission went out on my van Tuesday night! I called up Beta and they where awesome in letting us borrow a van! That really saved us, otherwise we would have had to drive Ty’s old F-250 with bikes in the back unsecured and in the rain. Beta really helped us out there. Evertt was a good technical track and Ty was excited to race it. Unfortunately in the first practice he was just way off. Not sure what the deal was, but 2nd practice he started riding like himself and ended up Qualifying 7th which is just fine. He finally had a drama free heat race. Got a good start and just brought it home in 3rd place. That gave him 7th gate pick for the main. With that he almost pulled the holeshot! Came out of the 2nd turn in 2nd. From there he quickly got passed by Cody and settled into 3rd for a few laps. At that point his pace wasn’t quick enough and the pack started to close in on him. A couple mistakes and he dropped to 7th. From there he got things together and picked it back up and worked his way back to 4th. He and Noah Kepple had a great battle until Noah messed up the Matrix. At the end he was making time up on 3rd place and could see him in the same lane by the end. Ended up 4th and really happy with that! With that finish he was 6th in points. Just 2 behind Geoff Aaron in 5th and only 2 ahead of Noah Kepple in 7th so it was tight. For the Junior Championship he opened that up to an 8 point gap over Cooper Abbott (Destry Abbott’s son).
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    Ty Tremaine on Beta, Alta halts business

    It's all good, he got what we came for, the Junior Championship (pro riders under 21) Finished the season with half his rides in the top 5! I'll do a race report when we get home and maybe some sleep.
  11. eloc

    Exhaust valve problem

    It's always nice to find an obvious problem 👍
  12. eloc

    2019 300rr pipe.

    I always thought it was strange a bike made in Italy had a pipe made in the USA and shipped over there. I'm sure the change is more of a logistical/money thing than performance. I wouldn't expect much difference in performance out of the Arrow. Here in the USA FMF pipes will still be very easy to get and I expect still be what most guys go to when they need a new pipe.
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    Exhaust valve problem

    I think he means 2t power valve? Really hard to say what went wrong without seeing it. Hopefully a loose or broken part will be obvious when you take it apart. I would first pull the power valve cover off the right side of the cylinder and see if you can pull the arm/lever up by hand and that it springs back.
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    Ty Tremaine on Beta, Alta halts business

    The track was pretty technical. It was good. Just not extremely hard or slick like Prescott. Ty has worked hard on starting technic, body position and using the clutch to get traction. Plus he usually has good reaction time. This year he has put it all together and now has the confidence to get it done which is a big factor. Colton and Cody are just plain better than everyone else at everything. All out speed and the technical aspects. They are like 30 & 31, full grown men in their prime. Others are still young. Ty Tremaine is 22, Noah Kepple 22, Trystan Hart 21, Cooper Abbott 20 and Ty Cullins 19. Cody and Colton didn't start winning until mid to late 20's. A little more time and I believe this group will get there.
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    Ty Tremaine on Beta, Alta halts business

    Thanks, yeah it ended up being a good night. First practice wasn't good at all, but he pulled it together by the time hot laps came around. First smooth drama free heat race of the year. Got a 2nd place start and only got passed by Cody to take 3rd. For the main he almost pulled the holeshot from 7th gate pick. Wound up 2nd and quickly got passed by Cody. Ran 3rd for a few laps, then a few small mistakes dropped him to 6th. From there he put in a good clean race and got back up to 4th by the end. That ties his best finish ever! One more to go this weekend in Boise.
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