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  1. Not a race, just a ride. It'll be my first time doing the organized ride but I've ridden that desert a lot. Should be a blast Sent from my SM-G955U using ThumperTalk mobile app
  2. No, close to 400 miles. The route zigs and zags a lot! Sent from my SM-G955U using ThumperTalk mobile app
  3. 90% dirt, rocks and deep ass sand. Plan on showing all the Huskys that the Beta can be the king of the desert too 🤣 Sent from my SM-G955U using ThumperTalk mobile app
  4. I was going to order through BYOB but didn't want to wait two months since I have an LA to Vegas Dual Sport ride planned in November. I'll just upgrade as I go. It'll be fun I think. Sent from my SM-G955U using ThumperTalk mobile app
  5. My dealer told me that I should get my 500 the first week of September. Sent from my SM-G955U using ThumperTalk mobile app
  6. Thanks for the great suggestions! I just watched part of your 40 minute video. Puts my single track sketchy video the shame LOL. I'm from SoCal as well. We should definitely meet up and ride when I get mine!
  7. Yup! I have friends track me via different GPS apps when I ride solo. And usually where I ride cell phone service isn't too far away.
  8. I always ride with other guys and they keep one of those portable battery tenders with them. I'm not too concerned but I'm sure if I happened to be riding by myself and I couldn't bump start I'd probably order the kick start the second I get home from being stranded lol
  9. Thanks Hawaii. I'm coming from a weak, horribly suspended 250L. I rang that poor bikes neck for too long and the suspension beat me up. As far as a kick starter goes I'll probably wait until I get into a situation where I need it (I'm stubborn). My battery died on my 250L and was able to bump start easily. I know the 500 will be harder to bump start but we shall see. I'm so excited to get it! Already got a buyer for my 250L so that's cool too!
  10. Lol, not quite Erzberg. I would consider myself a B+ rider who likes to ride anything from wide open desert to tight technical single track. I'm in Southern California so I usually keep it to Big Bear, Jawbone, Mammoth, Cleveland National Forest. There are A LOT of rocks where I ride and sometimes big boulders so I figured I better invest in protection. To be honest I don't think I'll get a full exhaust unless I really ding it up. I also ride where a lot of sand is, at least in the desert, so I could probably benefit from a stabilizer but I don't feel like dropping $600 on just that. How good does the stock skid plate do in the rocks?
  11. I ride in a lot of rocks as well. If I ding up the head pipe I'll just buy an FMF and then get the head pipe guard 😁
  12. Thanks. The stock spring for my weight will be perfect. Yes, I know they won't put tubliss on. I'm going to try and figure that out after I ruin the stock tires
  13. 😀 I'm going tubliss. Forgot to add that bit. Was thinking of getting the shinko 545s but I'll check out the pirellis!
  14. i spoke with Beta a few weeks ago and they told me the 390s were in super high demand! That's a good thing though!