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    Well as I predicted Mr Roczen is done . He has showed the world he can't handle a bike or his emotions on the track. This time it bit him hard. His career is spiraling to a quick end. He gets a little baby bump on the track and was quick to anger and take out Cooper. For his stupid stunt he gets his hand wadded up in Coopers wheel. Got what was coming to him. He needs to go back to popping oxycontin and riding wheelies with no helmet. What a bonehead! It just goes to show you how emotionally underdeveloped his 23 year old brain is.
  2. I started a thread about this a few years back. I found the OEM Regina chain is really heavy and too wide. I ended up using my favorite chain used on all my off road bikes. RK MXU. It's super light and very strong. Normally just need one chain adjustment after break in. I painted the frame where the OEM chain rubbed and it has not rubbed since changing out the chain to a narrower one. I still think the TM design is a great option though.
  3. The bike looks really nice Bill. You are really taking care of it. Wish you the best of luck with the repair and modification.
  4. How about just make a simple phone call and have him send you the shims and specs? Then you can have a local suspension shop do the work and save on the shipping. All the local suspension tuners and shops I know of have no issues at all giving out the specs and shims needed to tune it to your liking.
  5. Jacob, couldn't you find anywhere local to do the suspension? I'm always about using local. It's not rocket science. It's nothing more than a hydraulic rod and shims to control the oil flow. Only reason I don't do my own is because of the price of the tools. These days I can squeeze a few seasons out of my suspension with nothing more than oil changes.
  6. What damn dumbshits! Whatever happened to hiking out? Snowy is a very short trail. It's less than 7 miles back to kings canyon from the creek and less than 2 miles to Hungry Valley. In the videos they are walking around and not even injured. How the hell do you get lost on Snowy? It's not even all that hard of a trail since I helped dumb it down with BLM and rangers back almost 20 years ago.
  7. Yes they are on the magnet. My old clutch basket was replaced with a used one from a race bike. I have a brand new one ready to go on. I'm running this used one until Death Valley trip in March. My original basket was toasted. The gear had a huge amount of play in it. It gave symptoms of major chain slap. This used one is a lot better but has stress cracks on the fingers. Rekluse did me a solid and sent me a brand new take off drive plate with springs 1/4 turn screws complete for really cheap. I'll put that on along with my basket. Here is a quick vid of the old one: When I installed the steel oil pump gears I flushed out everything and a few bits came out as well. I'm sure all this street riding is not helping matters. I run this bike just like a big GS or Tenere. It does really well up to about the 300 mile mark. Then I start getting sore. I'm hoping the windshield and Bushwhackers can extend my range to a more reasonable 500-700 mile per day comfort.
  8. Man what a bummer!! Don't think you are the only one into an expensive fix. The last 50hrs or so I've been getting metal slivers the size of about 1/4 fingernail when draining my transmission oil. I thought it was coming from the clutch basket. I figure to split the cases and do a full motor rebuild at the same time I'm doing top end.
  9. As you can see it's a bit challenging to get good sag numbers when running a heavy dirt bike all bagged up. But it can be done. I did state the static sag incorrectly. When the bike is loaded down (ADV stye), the static is over 40mm. With the rider sag being 106mm standing it would lead you to believe the shock is too stiff. I talked to 2 different suspension experts that told me these numbers are great considering what I'm doing with the bike. I've had it set up like this for a year now. I have done one trip to Death Valley with a small bit of dirt and a real good test out at Cuddeback Lake and Husky Memorial. Any one who has been out there knows how whooped out those trails are. The Beta can blast right through all that stuff. The only limiting factor is my stamina and the tires. The Big Blocks work really good until you try to corner fast in deep twisting sand washes. Other than that the suspension works really well. I spent a whole bunch of hours trying different springs and clicker settings to get it just right. Well worth the effort! Sag numbers on the left of the chart are with a 5.8 spring and bike stripped. Sorry to get off track on your thread Bill. I know all too well I'm the black sheep of the Beta riders. Not many guys set up a dirt bike to go on multi day trips like a BMW GS or Tenere. For now it's all I got and I'm just trying to extend my riding years without beating up my body in the King Of Motos type terrain.....
  10. Well then there you have it! Anyone who will try discredit me and call BS on accurate measurements is far from reasonable.
  11. You and anyone else can believe what you wish. My info is very accurate. I’m achieving about 105mm of rider sag and 25-35mm of free sag with this setup.
  12. Ive had nothing but fantastic luck with the RT shock springs for Betas. They are 10mm longer (270mm) and and one end is very slightly larger in diameter than the OEM ones. It requires a bit more preload but the sag numbers are spot on. All the springs come with a ring so they fit correctly over the shock body. All the required pieces and part numbers are stated on the RT website. You don't have to order off the RT website. I got my shock spring off Amazon. For the fork springs Get Dirty went through Stadium Suspension Services. I weigh in at 200lbs with street clothes. I'm running the 6.0 spring on my 498. I'm running my Beta outside of what it was made for. The last year it's been a fully setup adventure bike. It weighs in at 350-370 lbs depending on how I have it loaded. What's really cool is the ability to ride to the destination and do any hard core trail as I please. Of course I only do small sections of tough stuff anymore due to my physical limitations of age and worn out body parts.
  13. The forks position in the triple clamps has no bearing on bar reach for rider.
  14. He is a very tall guy who wants his bike to handle a certain way. Just by looking at the pics the guards look high to clear cables, hoses etc. Not sure but that's my take on it. Is there a reason you only come onto these forums and threads and forums to complain about the way other guys like to setup their bikes? How about we give it a break and try to give positive feedback instead of negative. Please.....
  15. Hell of a thread! I'm surprised that it wasn't shut down from all the negative comments. I sure am glad some of you are keeping a cool head. Also glad for you Bill getting your bike sorted. Just by looking at those modifications I can tell ergo's are a really important feature of your bikes. Not many guys have the balls to come on a public forum and admit they might have done something that was so deleterious to the motor. Looking forward to seeing what the cost of this will be (only if your willing to share it). Kind of cool you have a few other bikes to choose from for your "just right" rides!