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  1. I live in Colfax area of California and noticed that Auburn Extreme is now a Beta dealer. I stopped in and talked to them for few minutes. They already have Capital Yamaha beat by actually having bikes on the floor. He said they were asked to move 30 bikes a year. In 2 months, they had sold 22! There has to be some people on here that can give feedback on how their purchase went?
  2. I fought the speedo for a while, changed magnets, kept messing with plug behind headlight. I switched speedo input to GPS input, and not ecstatic with it, but is much more consistent & I worry about more important things like dust.
  3. I used the MX9 with visor in top position and helmet was super noisy at speed, & jerked my head around. I lowered visor to alternate position and have been much happier. If not riding dirt, I use the conventional street bike helmet. Nobody wants to have 3 helmets, but sometimes it will always be a compromise with some aspect. I tried regular MX helmet & goggles for 6 years, but eyes would water badly at road speed. MX9 came available at right price. I should probably just use MX9 with goggles , if needed, & get rid of my regular dirt bike helmet, but it’s paid for & super light
  4. +1 I really like my MX9. I had it in my Amazon wishlist & a vendor sent me offer for a blem helmet for less than $120. Couldn’t ever find them blem once I got it. Works great when not doing motocross.
  5. Played up behind Dutch Flat in NorCal Sierras
  6. Well, if your Shock is bone stock, you can probably find 2015 or newer shock that somebody upgraded from, & then you will have an upgrade, too, with cheaper Xtrig available!
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    I love this thing! It has gotten better with miles & a little fine tuning. The motor is so much fun & easy to ride. This last ride 12/30/17 had very long patches of solid ice that we were not expecting. I had much less problems with my low seat height, smooth engine and MotoZ Mountain Hybrid tire.
    I love this thing! It has gotten better with miles & a little fine tuning. The motor is so much fun & easy to ride. This last ride 12/30/17 had very long patches of solid ice that we were not expecting. I had much less problems with my low seat height, smooth engine and MotoZ Mountain Hybrid tire.
  8. On my 2016, 1. remove shock from the bike, measure spring length now & write it down 2.wind spring preload lock rings all the way to top to take tension off spring 3.remove spring retainer at bottom of shock 4.remove spring & both preload lock rings 5. Clean threads on shock body. I also lubed threads with Tri-Flo 6. Install Xtrig all way to top of threads. 7. Install spring. 8. Install bottom spring clip. I had to compress spring a little bit with ratchet strap to get clip on. 9. Adjust spring to preload that original setup was at as starting point. 10. Install shock, enjoy
  9. Yes, 13 & 14 are same unit, but different than the one that fits 15 -> Current, 2018.
  10. I had been considering for quite a while this preload adjuster, but the price put me off. I saw it listed on Amazon, so threw it on my wish list at $154, free shipping + tax. I received a notice a couple weeks later that price dropped to $146 + tax, so I pulled the trigger and ordered it. I did a little research on best way to pull the shock. I removed muffler, unbolted top of shock, disconnect bottom linkage from frame/shock/swingarm but really only needed to remove at frame and shock, and pulled shock out at area right side of bike near airbox boot. It was tricky but got it in & out through there. Had to use ratchet strap to compress spring to get locking ring back on bottom of shock with Xtrig installed. It really works slick and I’m happy with it! I measured the spring compressed with shock removed & used this as starting point when going back together once Xtrig was installed. For 16 500 RS, I ordered XTRIG 500010800101 Shock Pre-Load Adjuster. Amazon wish list is pretty handy!
  11. I would recommend picking up old KLR, VStrom 650 for extended miles. Keep the Beta for the fun stuff, if you can. i have a Tiger 800 that doesn’t really do more than dirt road, but eats up tons of pavement miles & Beta for everything else.
  12. The red frame looks to be a Yamaha XT. The give away is Mono Cross decal on swing arm
  13. For power supply, I repurposed the power going to the pilot light in headlight. Can’t turn headlight off anyways, so pilot light never comes into play.
  14. Try this http://www.motosupply.com/beta-motorcycles-beta-acerbis-beta-rrrsrr-grip-frame-guards-p-2335.html