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  1. Danceswithtrees

    Purchased used 08. Runs like garbage. This a JD red needle?

    Lots of people run a 45 pilot, I use a 42 in the summer when it's warm and a 45 in spring and fall when it's cool.
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    Backfiring/Won't Idle

    That's classic plugged pilot symptoms, can't get enough fuel through the pilot to idle and the choke adds enough to let it run. Pull the 38 and stick a 42 or 45 in there, my bike likes a 42 tried a 45 and it was too fat but others do well with a 45.
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    Leader of the pack?

    We all help each other out no matter what and if we have less experienced riders we'll have a good rider pulling up the rear. I'll take the lead maybe a third of the time, nobody really wants to lead honestly but a few of us will take turns. All in all the order will sort itself out within the first 5 miles.
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    Is Beta's 500 RR-S smaller framed than Husqvarna FE-501 ?

    I'm a small dealer in the U.P. of Michigan and parts from Beta USA are 4 days out for me, and I've never had anything that had to come from Italy. They always ship the same day I order and they carry a very good inventory of parts. For you in Cali I would think 2 days max and overnight would probably be no big deal either.
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    Do you want to see the inside of a busted starter? (Pics)

    I've been using permanent magnet DC motors to build windmills to power my remote camp for the last 25 years, that and solar. The only failure I've had with the motors was magnets coming loose just like your starter, and these were good quality motors.
  6. Danceswithtrees

    2018 beta 350 race

    The 350 is a gem, and my favorite Beta.
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    BETA MY 2019 RR

    Just got the dealer email with all the info for the RE's. They're having a press release this afternoon so you'll see it later today.
  8. Danceswithtrees

    2017 Beta 300RR transmission noise

    Chain slap is pretty bad on these and will sound like a host of problems. The TMD guide is a good add. You most likely won't need a top end at 125 hours, in fact you could probably go double that.
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    BETA MY 2019 RR

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    Cramped on crf150RB first ride

    That's true, and I don't think that bike could ever be right without those 2 things
  11. Danceswithtrees

    Cramped on crf150RB first ride

    RSWRacing makes a great top clamp with different height risers and you can move the bars forward too. I use these with the 3" risers plus an additional 2" Rox pivot riser.
  12. Danceswithtrees

    Oil Leaking from seep hole in side of cylinder head

    That hole is a drain for the spark plug well and there's a seal at the bottom and then the plug boot on top so if it's leaking oil probably the seal at the bottom of the spark plug tube. Have you had the valve cover off recently?
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    To grease or not grease wheel bearing seals?

    I grease them too whenever I have the wheels off and also shoot a little lube on them after washing. Wheel bearings too, those seals will pop out and with the right technique you won't ruin them. I typically use a tiny little flat blade screw driver like for glasses.
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    I'm not happy they're eliminating kick starters, but it's not a make or break deal imo. I've had 2 Beta 4 strokes that were impossible for me to start with the kicker, and I used these in the winter for snow biking so I just carried a jump pack.
  15. My recommended setup is EE handguards, just the aluminum bar they're only $25 if you order without the bar mounts. BRP top clamp mounts, there is no stronger mount and doesn't get in the way of cables. Threaded bar end inserts, with these and the BRP mounts they'll never move. Tusk shields, you have to drill and tap the handguards to mount them but the size is just right and they're pretty tough. Prices are: $25, $75, $36, $15 = $151 total for a bullet proof setup.