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Jetwag03

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  1. Jetwag03

    Plated bike

    It sounds like you’re real close to deciding between the 350’s, straight off the showroom floor the beta is going to run better than the KTM. The beta’s are not leaned out so no worries on flameouts. With just a little tuning and some mods the KTM is a sweet running machine. Considering everything including the price the Beta has a slight edge over the others, you get the voyager gps and a mapping switch. As far as weight goes don’t let the few pounds sway you, on the Beta as soon as the wheels start turning it feels just as light. As said many times before you can’t really go wrong with any of these, all are excellent choices. Good luck.
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    2015 Beta 500 RS hits 10,000 miles

    Good to hear, Beta’s are a good product, and keep the orange in-check, every brand has its quirks, personally I had some reservations but one year in and 60 hours I’m satisfied and will keep her.
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    2016 500rs coolant hose meltdown

    I also did this ^^^^^^^and 50 hours later no issues. Cheap fix.
  4. It will start on one good kick when it’s warm but like you said it’s got some good compression so for me most of the time it’s 2 or 3 kicks depending on my energy., I can hear the fuel pump or something buzz during the kick start. 430 FI.
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    oil change question

    FWIW I just did the 30 hour oil change, second one, first oil change was at about 5-6 hour found the usual crud and material in the paper filter and in the screen also the magnetic plug on the tran side had a load on it. At 30 hours the filter has nothing at all? Not even a speck of metal, the screen is clean so I’m impressed with this beta 4T engine. It’s a 430 2017. And I’m not babying it at all. If anything I’m revving the piss out of it. Andrew drone video on this thread is awesome.
  6. Your welcome, I guess yours is one of the beta's assembled after a factory vino break. I checked my harness from day one and no issues like some of the others reporting taunt harnesses or ground wiring unconnected.
  7. Yes FI light comes on before the engine starts then off when running. 2017 430 rr-s.
  8. I had the same symptoms on my 2017 430 it would crank but not start, they fixed it under warranty, they said the butterfly in the TB was just barely not closing and the reason for a no start, they adjusted the TPI and all has been good since. I will say my throttle cable came very tight from the factory as in no adjustment left and that may be a contributing factor. Good luck I hope it's an easy fix.
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    Does your 300 sound similar to lthis?

    In that video of your clutch it appears the lock washer tabs are folded down? I'm pretty sure the lock washer tab is supposed to be folded up over that center nut, maybe the nut has slightly loosened?
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    430 rr-s won't start

    My 430 would not start, the throttle cable was too short and that kept the butterfly in the throttle body to be slightly open, it messed with the TPI computer somehow causing a no start condition. Dealer got it started buy moving the throttle in on the handlebars.
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    Beta 500 RRS - OEM chain wear?

    I have had the same as your chain, the two things I did and it seems to have cured it was to clean the chain with wd40 (some will disagree but my chains seems to last forever using this) and also make sure your chain is straight, a littler off on alignment and it might cause some binding.
  12. Jetwag03

    Clake one light clutch reviews

    Yes, I also added washers to the 4 springs. It's really nice now. If you do a YouTube search on beta clutch there is a guy who advises this cheap and easy mod.
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    430 vs others

    FWIW I only have about 5 hours on the 430, in my case I was heading to buy a 390 or 350 4t, but since a leftover 430 was heavily discounted I decided it only made sense financial to choose the 430 almost 3k difference out the door and it still had a kick start and fuel injection. This is my opinion and others with more experience may disagree, for me the bike feels light when the wheels are rolling and a heavy when stopped, but not as heavy as a Drz400 and I'm talking about stopped on a tight single track off camber stuff soft slippery soil so it's not an issue for more experienced riders. It's got gobs of power if you need it, but not so much you wish you were on a smaller bike. I do think you are correct that the odd displacement dissuades people like myself from initially considering it. Now the bad I am having my first issue it won't start so it's back at a Beta dealer now. Hopefully it's an easy fix and I will be able to put some real time on it this summer and give a better review. I'm guessing the starting issues has nothing to do with it being a 430 since it either a bad fuel injector or the air fuel mixture thing next to the FI.
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    Bike won't start?

    Interesting, I will look at. Thanks
  15. Jetwag03

    Bike won't start?

    I guess It can't hurt to try kicking it, but it was cranking good with the battery. I will give it a try. Thanks
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