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  1. MarantzManiac

    2017 430 RRS...dead battery while riding today? Need help.

    Mine's at the dealer waiting on new wiring harness due to low voltage charging. Seems to be known issue. The voltage regulator was also changed with minimal improvement from 12.8 or less charging. The stator was swapped and thankfully not the problem. I see the 3 diodes in parallel at the top. If you could markup the schematic with red lines showing the modification to yield 14v that would be mightily appreciated!
  2. Good points thanks! I'll definitely ask if they don't need to send back to Beta as they're covering under warranty.
  3. I asked if replacement harness had same part number and it does. Beta does however improve problematic parts without notification so there's a chance a new and improved (longer!) harness will be installed.... fingers crossed
  4. New info today... bike's electrical gremlins appear related to the wiring harness with replacement now on order....
  5. MarantzManiac

    2017 430 RRS...dead battery while riding today? Need help.

    My 2016 Beta 500 RRS has been stuck at the dealer for 3+ weeks for under charging electrical, dead battery etc... they replaced voltage reg but didn't fix the problem under load.... they're working with Beta corporate to further diagnose. Bike has less than 60 hours... hoping its not the stator... wondering if this is a systemic Beta problem?
  6. Strongly recommend other Beta RRS owners install volt meter on frame in plain sight... cheap insurance
  7. My 17 Beta 500 RR-S is in the shop due to electrical charging issues... dealer changed voltage regulator which increased voltage from 12.3 v to 13+ v however once a load is added (stock headlight etc.) the voltage drops back down to 12v and stops charging the battery. It's always been on a battery tender... only adds are Garmin Montana mount, Squadron Pro headlight & tender pigtail.... hoping the stator isn't fooked with < 60 hours run time.
  8. MarantzManiac

    Do Beta Dealers Typically “Deal”?

    If you want a better deal wait until the 19s are out to save a couple hundred if stock is available. At that point you'll probably want the latest and greatest updates unless its just BNG. I've never paid above MSRP or for destination, prep etc and got a sweetheart deal on new 500 RRS. Prices jumped $600 on that model this year. Check Craigslist and Facebook daily for lightly used garage queen and have cash ready.... Betas are not the niche motorcycle they were five years ago.
  9. MarantzManiac

    Show me your...BETA !

    Rattlers and Coppers would be smart to stay out of our backyard... I'm not going to lose one of our dobermans over a snake... however we've seen snake tail coming out of their mouths so not sure they need protection. Saw this deadly guy last year.... harmless pink ring-neck snake!
  10. MarantzManiac

    Chainsaw mounts

    sure and the Stihl 170 is nearly double the weight too.... apples and oranges.... think what it costs to knock 5 pounds off our bikes.... now put that weight on your back or forks and add gas, oil, wrench, water etc.... Simply put that''s why you pay more for the Echo.... bar size is insignificant as most folks go smaller anyway.... buy the Stihl if it's what you like.
  11. MarantzManiac

    Chainsaw mounts

    The super light Echo is simply put a game changer... much to the dismay of the Stihl faithful.... it's perfect for light to medium trail work.... and easily fits in the backpack
  12. MarantzManiac

    Chainsaw mounts

    Silky saw is good up to 18" and an arm workout.... Echo cs-2511t makes quick trail work and fits nicely in backpack
  13. MarantzManiac

    Show me your...BETA !

    Bears mostly keep to themselves unless they feel threatened, with cubs or woken up in a den during hibernation. We found this dead guy in the street last week... walking the trail I'm more concerned about copperhead or timber rattler ruining my day than a bear.
  14. MarantzManiac

    Show me your...BETA !

    Lots of black bear, coyotes and wild turkeys in Northern NJ
  15. MarantzManiac

    Limitations of a dual sport.

    keep cheerleading, might need to start a new thread.... sorry to distract from all the banter... carry on nuthin to see here...