Goatse

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  1. As a racer, and someone who breaks sh*t on a regular basis, I'd like Beta to get big enough that part availability in Canada would be greatly increased. No matter how hard my dealer tries, they're still limited by the mediocre service on the Canadian supplier/importer. If they got large enough to have a Beta Canada, like they have Beta USA, I'd be pretty happy.
  2. Oh yeah, my bad. It's definitely that sharp left, right after that blind hill that takes a bit to get used to. I looked back at some pics from that trip, and I'm pretty sure this is me in 12 after going deep from having to much fun carrying out a whoolie down the straight. With my sweet electrical tape number plate from your strict tech guy. We very well could be doing a tour by there next season depending on scheduling. Right now the only (semi) concrete plans though are to do a round down in MMP Utah in August. A few guys want to hit Laguna early spring, but we'll see how much money I can set aside to do so. Now to stay on topic.... I'm going to order up some springs from Sierra. I'm going to give the 46 fork springs, and the 5.6 shock spring a shot. I was going to go with the next level up, but I ride with just boots, knee guards, and a helmet often (with the kids, and the EX track) so I'm taking that into account. Plus, maybe this will force me to lose some weight....
  3. Except my road race bike is sorted, so I don't have to think about it again until spring. I race with the EMRA. And you lucky duck. I've ridden The Ridge a few times and that's a fantastic racetrack. The elevation changes, the long sweepers, and that front straight are pretty awesome. Also the difference in power the bikes make is quite noticeable. The last time I was there, I was on an R6 at the time, and I think one of my favourite spots was coming out of Turn 12. The bike would wheelie on the power every time, until you have to chop for 13, then throw it right. Back home you have to 'try' to make a 600 wheelie.
  4. I'd run that again.
  5. You built your own crankshaft? Well Done.
  6. Do you run the lowest EXP springs? It's how I liked the Rekluse on my FX, and I rarely (if ever) freewheeled on downhills after going to the lowest springs.
  7. What I did as well.
  8. My wife as 300 Xtrainer. I like my 250RR better than her Xtrainer. Her Xtrainer is fun, but the RR is a better race bike.
  9. For the most part mine are 'OK', but sometimes they're full on terrible, depending on the terrain. Flowy rooted stuff that you can clip along in 3rd gear, they're ok. But in some areas we have rocky hill climbs with 6" to 12" rocks littered through it, and then the base itself is jagged uneven rock. This is where the bike sets back my 'talent' a few levels. Climbs that my FX would soak up like butter, have me bouncing and deflecting right off the trail.
  10. @Dadee if you were closer I'd send you my stuff for sure. Just because of the great feedback you've given in this thread. I see a bunch of Betas locally with the local suspension tuner's sticker on their forks, but I've never had a chance to ask them how good their forks ended up.
  11. I'm from Canada, so the extra cost of shipping across the border isn't really an option. I'd love to use one of the known suspension places, but the cost just isn't practical. Also, if it does end up being just a spring swap, I'd do it myself. I could mess with the valving, but unlike my Yamaha there isn't a whole bunch of info out there on shim stacks for the Beta/Sachs setups.
  12. Funny the mismatched springs just came up. As I was lying in bed lastnight and thinking about dirtbikes (because what else would one think about?), it came to me that since it seemed like 44's were too low, and 46's too high, that I'll run one of each for a 45 setup. I do the exact same in my road race bike (different weights of course), and it's a great way to fine tune springs rates to weight. Also, to the guys above saying the rates are soft, are you sure you're using the correct weights? You don't use your body weight for the chart, you use your riding weight. Like mentioned above, some guys ride with over 30lbs of gear added to them. Using your body weight, would have you the "1-2 rates too soft".
  13. Guessing from your screen name, but if you're in Alberta, your post is not correct. Off the top of my head, I can name 3 Beta dealers in the province, and the 2 in the main cities (Edmonton and Calgary) are both one of the larger dealers of each city.