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  1. Goatse

    2018 300rr over oiling?

    I'm with ya on the 200 and 275 points. I actually feel like my 250 with the RK head is close to what a 275 would be. Hence liking the power delivery so much. But human nature is human nature, and I 'gotta know!'. I have no interest in the 200 for myself, but I am looking forward to riding one. I think once they're a bit more attainable (below retail) I'll look into one for my wife. They might be better suited for the lady racers than the Xtrainers that a lot of them (incl my wife) are going to. My wife is all of 115lbs and even she out rides those darn Xtrainer forks. The 200's static weight is also listed as lower than the Xtrainer, and with 100 less cc's it'll handle even lighter. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a female racer. And no guys - I'm not calling them girls bikes... Lol Being a life long Yamaha guy, I've owned/ridden YZ's in the bush. I don't want to set anyone off from Team Blue, but the Yamaha 250 2 stroke doesn't hold a candle to the Beta 250 anywhere. Being my knowledge of 2 strokes was based from the YZ I didn't even know they could be that strong down low. The bottom end of the YZ250 vs the Beta 250 is bigger gap than the bottom end of the Beta 250 vs the Beta 300. Granted I haven't spent a whole bunch of time on a 250X, but I do take note and listen to how the bikes are working when around one during a ride or race. The 250X does sound like it's still closer to the YZ than the 250 of the Beta.
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    Shinko Cheater vs IBEX video review

    My thoughts exactly. The 120 in the 505 is ridiculous. This is a 505 in a 120, beside a 525 in a 110. No camera tricks either. The 505 in the 120 is actually that much bigger than the 110 525.
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    Shinko Cheater vs IBEX video review

    It's the 110. A buddy just mounted the 120 in the 525 and we both were surprised how much bigger the lugs were on the 120 size. I'm typically a 110 kind of guy, but I will be trying the 120 in the spring after seeing the size of those lugs. I'm not typically one for taking videos these days (unless they're of my kids). But the first time I actually rode my Beta 2 years ago I did take a video of that. This shows a little bit of the terrain we ride. Yes, lots of sharp rock.
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    2018 300rr over oiling?

    I don't get what you mean by, "The displacement won't change the terrain". And I don't necessarily agree with the 2nd line. Yes the 300 has more torque down low, but that means it can get away and break traction easier when hanging by that slippery thread. If you were comparing a 150, then I'd agree because you do have to spin them up a bit to get any sort of jam and then the power delivery is harder to get consistent. But the 250 has enough to just idle softly with some clutch through the super slick stuff. My wife rides a 300 Xtrainer and I'm often surprised how much more abrupt her bike is in the real technical stuff. In the super slow snotty stuff, or on loose hill climbs with little run up (so that initial traction is ideal) I find the 250 to be more manageable and get the power down better. And that's what the Xtrainer is even supposed to excel at. The torque of her 300 will break through the resistance (traction) and spin, where my 250 will chug along. Where her bike outperforms mine (as far as ease to ride) is the high traction low speed stuff. Slow rocky climbs, and especially pivot turns on rocky switchbacks are where her bike is unrivaled to anything I've ridden.
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    Shinko Cheater vs IBEX video review

    A couple guys I race with told me the IBEX would wear exactly how it did. We do ride a ton of rock which would fall in line with what GP pointed out. Or maybe it's just because some riders twist the thing on the right a little bit more than others do. That being said, the Shinko was run on the exact same terrain, same conditions, same rider, and same bike. So the comparison between the 2 tires is pretty direct.
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    2018 300rr over oiling?

    IMO it's the other way around. The lighter feeling more nimble 250 is nicer to ride in the tighter stuff. I primarily ride tight, rocky, rooty, etc, and if it opens up I'll often turn around (or just complain that we're not in single track). The 'only' reason I want a 300 is 'just to know'. I'm absolutely in love with my 250, but maybe I'd like the 300 more. Who knows... I've ridden the 250 and 300 back to back, and what the 300 gained in torque, it did lose in handling. That being said I do a ton of technical hill climbs in my riding, so maybe that extra umph on those (although I never run out of jam on the 250) might be preferred long term, or at the end of a long race. I'll never know unless I try...
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    2018 300rr over oiling?

    Your bike sounds fat AF on the main.
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    Shinko Cheater vs IBEX video review

    Dug up the pics. The one with the knobs gone is an IBEX with barely a handful of rides (2 of them races). That pic is after the 2nd race. The one with the knobs is the Shinko 525 Cheater after about 7-8 rides and 1 race. As you can see, the difference is quite noticeable. But on that note, the difference in traction was almost just that noticeable as well.
  9. 5 of us ride and race so we needed something with some room. 5 bikes no problem, in a 10' garage.
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    Shinko Cheater vs IBEX video review

    To add to this thread. The Shinko Cheater, but in the 525 is my go-to tire right now. I did run the IBEX back to back with the 525 Cheater this summer as well. The IBEX is easily the best rear tire I have ever run. The grip was shockingly good absolutely everywhere, and the amount of times I expected wheel spin, and just got gobs of traction was endless. It just kept surprising me over and over. The darn tire even surprised me in mud and soft dirt. It IS that good of a rear tire IMO. That being said.... The longevity matches the traction though. I'll have to dig up one of my pics from the summer, but in 4-5 rides (IIRC) the middle knobs were all but gone (actually). So as a race only tire, I think it's pretty hard to beat. But even a leisure ride absolutely tears the tire to pieces. As for the Shinko 525 Cheater. I'd say it grips about 75% as good as the IBEX. But the IBEX grips twice as good as everything else... So the 525 Cheater is still a great tire for traction. But the big plus the Shinko has over the IBEX is it actually lasts 'OK'. Not like a regular old intermediate tire or anything, but for how soft the tire is, and how much it grips - I do feel it lasts fairly well. I put 10 rides on a 525 Cheater and it was still rideable, where with the IBEX wasn't even rideable for 6 rides (2 were races). The thing I've found with the Shinko is that since it doesn't lose knobs like the IBEX (they just get chewed up), you can actually run it for quite a while and the soft compound still grips it most situations quite well. Where something like an intermediate tire goes to complete sh*t once it is chewed up, the Shinko Cheater still seems to hold its own when it's got some heavy wear. Then factor in the cost of the Shinko over the IBEX and it's pretty easy to make a choice there.
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    2018 300rr over oiling?

    The 3 KTM ones? A 2019 Beta. But I'm super torn between the 250 and the 300. I've been wanting to see how I'd like a 300 because I like learning by personal experience, but I absolutely love my 250 so much that I'm worried I won't end up liking the 300 as much. I use the same. I was pointing out the math in regards to a guy who uses an app on his phone to figure out the same. You silly Americans. Make things so much more complex than they need to be.
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    2018 300rr over oiling?

    Your phone doesn't have a calculator? It's what? Grade 3 or 4 math? Not to be insulting, just pointing out that a lot of people think it's more tricky than it is. Want 40:1? 1/40 = 0.025 which is 2.5% So if you've got 15 liters of fuel to mix, 15000ml x 0.025 = 375ml Or just figure out how much you need per liter. 1000ml x 0.025 = 25ml per liter So if your ratio is always the same just note that your magic number is 25ml per liter. 32:1 = 31ml per liter (3.1% oil) 50:1 = 20ml per liter (2% oil) 60:1 = 17ml per liter (1.7% oil) Unless you're one of those crazy folks who doesn't use the metric system. Then you're on your own.
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    2018 300rr over oiling?

    Do a ride report thread, please. I might be handing the 250RR off to the wife, and it'd be a plus if the Xtrainer pipe calms the bike down some.
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    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Well done. The bike looks great. What a change.
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    New Yamaha two strokes 2019!

    I learned something new today. I always assumed it was 'only' for vibration. The irony of learning that in a 2 stroke thread as well.
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