matgaz

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  1. On the subject of OI, I have first hand experience of an XT/300 motor that drank very silthy water, trashed the bottom and upper end and jug. Upon inspection the OI did not fail in spite of the carnage. Like any system that can lead to catastrophic failures (air filter, chain, axles), OI should be inspected regularly. Also, every time you check the air filter, just fill the damn oil reservoir, that way you keep an eye on the system and you will know there oil in there.
  2. Lovely rig! Had the funds permitted, we would have gotten an ATC. We are slowly building our Neo instead. When you are up in New Brunswick, I'd love to take a look at it! I can also show you around some amazing riding areas!
  3. Glad you are liking the 390, it is quite an underrated motor in the Beta range. For an all around bike, I have not found better.
  4. Horizontal on the wall make for a nice bed
  5. If you want at 2t, then get a 2t. Not much on 4t can be done to lower centre of gravity the way it is in a 2t. That being said and as firffighter pointed out, the 390 is in its element in tight woods.
  6. I have steered a few members into a 390 and none of them seem to regret their decision.
  7. Will hijack for a post, then let the OP carry on. The 390 and 500 have very similar engine characteristics, fat bottom end with plenty of torque, "slower"(not that slow either) revving than the 350/430. 390 vs 300 very similar also but the 300 is much harder to stall. Biggest difference is where the bike carries the weight, the 2t obviously carries it lower where the 390 has a little more higher up because of the head.
  8. If recall correctly the 390 has a longer stroke than the 350 and the 430 has a smaller bore than the 480. the 390 and 430 don't share much if I am correct.
  9. Thanks. "Stock" is the Boano tune on factory exhaust system. Here is the full link: http://www.betaboano.com/cgi-bin/allegati/281374_CENTRALINA PER BETA RR4T EFI INFORMAZIONI_eng.pdf 350 vs 390 is very interesting. 430 is like a faster revving 390. That being said, the torque curve would tell the other side of the story.
  10. Ah funny, a search for the type of batteries that goes in the 15-16 cluster brought me to my own thread. Actually somehow after a while it display the correct value for the hourmeter.
  11. That's pretty much it. It's a bit fiddly to re-attach the cable. Much smoother to twist if you have the TPS.
  12. Yes. It was a great improvement and removed the need to throttle tamer.
  13. Here's the FB post: https://www.facebook.com/claysoffroad/ - Scroll down for the post.
  14. From my personal experience 15min max of open roads, after that the bike gets tiring to ride.
  15. My thoughts exactly, for the price I would have expected Li-something