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  1. Goatse

    2012 250sx fork rebuild walkthrough

    Your spare parts look like a damper rod seal and bushing for the inner cartridge seal head. Then the long straight things look like the Teflon seal that wraps around your mid valve (on the end of the damper rod).
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    250 RR cylinder base gasket

    I don't think it's actually risking anything really. Maybe the surface finish in that area, but even then, it's not a sealing surface out that far. So even if the surface was less than perfect, I doubt it would even affect his next base gasket/top end at all.
  3. Good in the wet. They look like they're thick, but they're actually the same diameter as the stock Beta grips. I hate big grips (they give me arm pump), so when they showed up, I was bummed (since they look thick due to the design). But I actually measured them with my digital calipers and they were within 1mm of the Beta grips IIRC.
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    250 RR cylinder base gasket

    What small bead though? With your gasket flipped there is no gasket or anything in that area. It's a gap with metal over metal that is as wide as whatever thickness of base gasket you used. Maybe they're saying for you to put a small bead of silicone on that part yourself. Not take the cylinder off or anything, but just apply it at the joint from the outside. It would at least keep stuff out of there.
  5. The ODI Rogues in the post above the one I quoted are just as soft as the Pillow Tops. The ODI Rogues (lock on) are easily the best grip I've ever run.
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    Any of you Beta guys watching Dakar?

    His interview when he was sitting with his broken bike was heartbreaking to watch. Poor guy was absolutely deflated.
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    2stroke Flywheel ring gear

    It's funny. One of my concerns with going with the 300 kit was more vibes (my wife's Xtrainer was vibey), but your 300 piston in my bike vibrates less than my bike did with the 250 piston.
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    250 RR cylinder base gasket

    You'd have a big square sticking out of the left side of the engine. Don't ask me how I know...
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    200 or 250 at Altitude

    My wife can do that, but the fast part isn't to do with dirtbikes.
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    The true 250 vs 300 comparison.

    That might be the difference. This loop yesterday was from 4-6000' ASL. I'm currently 177lbs, but race weight typically high 160's. So I'm hoping 10 less pounds will make even more of a difference. At no point did I ever feel like the bike was ever getting away from me (like 450's I've ridden). It was felt like there was just enough to keep the bike going, and never a "Whoa Nellie" moment.
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    The true 250 vs 300 comparison.

    My bad. I took your post, "Get used to the lack of top like this 250" as meaning the 250 had a lack of top end.
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    The true 250 vs 300 comparison.

    I can't say I agree there. My 250 even in stock form hauled the F'n mail when you were on the pipe. With the RK Head on, it was rocket ship. On the Pipe, almost nothing knocked it out of the power. Last summer I was in a Harescramble with a pretty wide open loop. Pretty well GNCC style terrain, fast open stuff with a ton of WOT. Me and a buddy of mine (that rides a 2017 TE300) were back and forth for the lead - so it's safe to see we were both 'on it'. I ended up taking the win (mostly because I was in better shape in the end), but after the race he said to me, "Man, that 250 gives up absolutely nothing to my 300. There were times you were pulling away from me on the throttle". It comes back to where I said you need the RPM for horsepower with the 250. The 250 is setup to make its power further up, because it has to. The 300 is designed to have that grunt down low, so that you don't need to spin it up so much. Since they focus that power down low, it does hurt the top a little bit. TBH I knew about all this in theory, and have seen the posts about "You just need to ride them differently". But I truly wasn't expecting for for them to be ridden so differently in reality. For only a 44cc difference between the 2, the difference is surprising.
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    The true 250 vs 300 comparison.

    Are you back on a manual clutch?
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    The true 250 vs 300 comparison.

    I don't know if Steve wants that stuff posted publically, so I'll let him answer that for you.
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    The true 250 vs 300 comparison.

    Yeah, for the 250 to make the same torque it has to make more horsepower. So it's a touch more to hold on to when you're needing to get the engine spinning up more and the actual power is higher. While I did enjoy the hell out of it yesterday, I do imagine in certain terrain I really will miss it. I guess my best way to put it, is the 250 is still a more fun and playful bike to ride. But when it comes to getting the job done efficiently, and with less work, I do feel the 300 (in hard terrain) has the edge. For leisure rides without anything super tough and higher speeds, I do still think I'd prefer the 250RR power delivery. I am going to try both. I did enjoy the torque, but even if I could split down the middle the snap and the torque (lose half the torque to gain some snap back) I would gladly do it. The good thing is, I imagine I should be able to get the bike more lively without actually losing any torque. If this bike gets just a bit more angry off the bottom, it'll be Goldilocks and her perfect bowl of porridge. The best price I found was Steve at Plus One Performance. I think he did your forks. I was honestly so close to pulling the trigger with Steve, and then GP messaged me out of nowhere. As I was reading the message I legitimately questioned if I was dreaming or not. How in the hell did he know I was on the verge of wanting a 300 setup? Was he reading my F'n emails or something? The timing was quite bazaar. Lol
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