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  1. Balkan boy

    2019 300rr speedometer not working

    I had this situation recently, but it was most likely caused by me. The rubber cap around the sensor was cracked in the first place, and after (unrelated) manhandling of the break caliper it stopped sending speed reading. Hour meter and all else works. I destroyed the rubber cap in trying to take it off. Don't do this. It's unlikely that you'll be able to position the wire without it. Even worse, don't take the shrink wrap from the end of the wire just to check it. Sensor inside is very sensitive, and you'll likely destroy it like I did. Your choices are: Item 15: https://shop.betamotor.parts/en/products/enduro/2018/rr-2t-250-300-5/wiring-harness-516 Trailtech: https://www.trailtech.net/101-06 (I don't like that connector down by the pickup sensor) At the moment I'm using a GPS watch to track the distance, mainly to be sure I have enough fuel. Fortunately, the hour meter works.
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    300RR Michelin Enduro Competition?

    Even if the Michelin Enduro isn't the best for the terrain you ride, it certainly isn't so bad to behave as you describe. Is your rear still reasonably new? Throttle+clutch control may help you more than any tire. Also, never stop. Even if that's easier said than done. For reference, this is very similar to the type of terrain that I mainly ride: (at quarter speed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkWplDEt33g
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    300RR Michelin Enduro Competition?

    In retrospect, I'm pleased with the factory Michelin Enduro tires. I didn't give them much thought while they were fresh since I was dialing in the bike and it was the wet season. Rear lasted about 1000km/30h before it started to slip, and the front had about 30% more life at that point. In contrast I get only 300-400km/10h from the Mitas EF07 (fim) before knobs are ripped off. I go back and forth between the FIM size and the MX profile. When I use the tire like 120/90 with tall knobs I like some aspects, but when I go back to 140/80 FIM my first thought is 'damn the short life, this is more stable'. Last I checked, there aren't any 140/80-18 non-FIM tires on offer.
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    RR 300 gearbox oil ?

    Boanos are affiliated with Motorex, so they recommend that. I used it once in the 4T Beta, and I won't use it again. I used Motorex 2T (with OI), and it was ok, except for the 15euro price. I would use any brand if I could get a sponsorship or a steep discount. I use Nils when I can get it. If I was in Italy I'd use that. Their top line is expensive (25euro for 1l of 2T or 4T oil). I'm back to Motul, because that's the only oil I can get at a reasonable price. I have no complaints with Transoil (10euro) for the gearbox, and 710 (8euro) (sorry @dirtbird ­čśë) at 2% mixture.
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    Oil injection removal

    What did you do with the TPS? Boanos have this: http://www.betaboano.com/cgi-bin/archivio/Tappo_sostituzione_TPS_2351.asp I don't understand why it's so different to the small plug form Beta USA: https://shop.betausa.com/p/oil-injection-removal-kit I like that plug for the pump connector. It's much better than my five layers of electrical tape over the connector. I'm at 60h with the OI disconnected, and I have no complaints. Bike rips, and most important to me, throttle response is predictable at all speeds. What do you plan to do with the jetting? Is your main setting for sea-level altitude?
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    Endurocross season starts!

    New 12 minute format must hurt a lot. That length is on the wrong end of both sprint and middle distance in terms of physiology. Does Ty have any particular training off the bike? I remember Cody Web saying that dialing in his fitness made a big difference for him.
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    Endurocross season starts!

    Chris, Every bit you can share is very welcomed. I've been keeping an eye on your kid since he joined the Junior class. EX promotion has been thin in past years. Live streams are nice, but I have to watch them muted because of the arena announcers. What do riders think about these unnatural obstacles like cars and ramps? Does it take a different approach for an outdoors Trials rider? Shame about that new frame that got bent. Can you fix it at all? Cheers.
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    I take back what I said about the TwinAir air filters

    I've noticed an improvement in the design of the air boot and filter cage from the 4T '13. to 2T '18. models. The 2T '18. model has a raised edge on the filter cage, where 13'. was smooth. It seem to me that the seal is better because of it. Is your '16 like this? Clamping force is also good and I can't easily lift the filter from the base with my fingers. If you think that a bigger sealing area of the filter may help then InnTeck filter mentioned in another discussion is better than the TwinAir. I installed the InnTeck the other day but have yet to ride with it. Material seems firmer than the TwinAir. http://www.innteckshop.it/index.php?pg=prodotti&s_prodotti=af1039&brand=28&tree=64-38-35&obid=2279&vr=y&dm=y
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    Chainsaw mounts

    Weird thing is that most out of place thing in those pictures is the bike. Do you create new trails on these expeditions or is that a regular setup? Over here we follow the forest tracks made by actual loggers, and I carry this.
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    Naked (no graphic) Betas...

    Roon, Will that tailpiece fit the '18. 300RR? Do you know if there's a red tailpiece available from OEM or Polisport for the '18. models? I assume that other red plastic pieces from earlier years will fit.
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    Beta Xtrainer brake pedal height

    I have the opposite situation on the 2018. 300RR. I moved the pedal as high as it will go and it's barely level with the footpeg. It's ok when sitting down, but when standing (and hanging back) it's difficult to flex the ankle enough to lock the rear.
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    Tell me about the reliability of your OIL INJECTION system

    I recently switched from 400 to 300. Short answer: You won't like it. Long answer: It's been thoroughly discussed on this and the other forum. Here are recent topics and my opinion on why I don't use it: http://www.betarider.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2296 http://www.betarider.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2951
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    Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful....

    KRAN, Can you adjust the ARC lever closer to the bars than the stock or other levers you tried? I'd appreciate if you could measure the distance.
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    Oil pump malfunction -results

    I asked the dealer about OI and he recommends to disconnect it, but leave it on the bike. Use premix but have the OI tank full in case of need. There is a long waiting list for the '18. 300RR despite these issues.
  15. A helicopter rescue will probably be cheaper.