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  1. Go_outside

    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I initiated contact via the Beta USA websites contact us link. Beta USA has been great about returning email and sending the questions to the right people. I have spoken to Bryce and Ron so far.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    My 500 is similar as far as the gasket goes. I have a tiny amount of oil seepage on the top of the case. Make sure your case bolts are torqued accurately. The dealer will remedy this if you let them.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    Beta USA has confirmed that for 2019: 1. The grey/blue wire is intentionally cut at the factory. 2. The crimps have been dealt with. 3. The diodes and capacitor were left overs from the RS series bikes and were only necessary because the RS bikes don't have an ignition switch. The RR-S now has its own model specific harness. 4. There is a new schematic, which they supplied, and.... it is in English! I didn't realize how much of a difference English labels were going to make. I have attached it below.
  4. Beta has verified that the wire is cut at the factory and that the capacitor and diode bank are leftovers from the race bikes and unnecessary on the RR-S. Check the MY 2019 500 RR-S thread for further updates.
  5. No capacitor or diode bank and a chopped wire at the starter relay plug. I didnt dig any further.
  6. For anyone who might read this. The 2019 is wired differently than past years.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    So, i set out to beef up the charging system yesterday and discovered that the 2019 has some differences in the wiring from previous generations. For example, the capacitor and diode pack that were under the left hand rear panel don't exist. And there is a wire, cut presumably by the factory, at the starter relay plug. This leads me to believe that the previous wiring schematics do not apply to this bike and hopefully the wire gang crimp problems don't either! I move into a new house in a few weeks, after that I will start digging into this further.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I am looking at replacing the front tire with a Goldentyre GT216AA fatty and just wanted to throw up a couple of measurements I took during the decision making process. I wish i had measured the stock rear while it was still mounted. Stock front Michelin Enduro 90/90x21 measures 93mm wide at the widest point by ~700mm tall Stock rear Michelin Enduro 140/80x18 unmounted is 130mm wide by ~685mm tall. Rear D606 130/90x18 on a stock rim is 135mm wide by ~670mm tall.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    My front end doesnt “knife” but it will tuck under in deep loose conditions. I imagine mostly from rider error, but my other biked didnt do it. I dont know how much of a difference the 100 series profile makes but it could raise the front end some. As for race sag, with Betas spring rate recommendations, race sag is always well under 105mm. I dont have my numbers handy but with springs for someone 20lbs lighter than me, I'm getting around 85mm (if i remember correctly). BTW, Beta says old school front sag numbers are a thing of the past. Im not saying i agree, im just passing along something from Beta.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    What does “knife the front end” mean? What size 216AA are you running and how low a pressure? What is the 216AA like on the pavement?
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I dont have a lot of experience with dirt bikes. But i had s crf230f with great traction and i went through 6 sets of tires on a klr650. Both bikes were heavily modified. The CRF had tubeliss. The stock rear tire wore out in 15hrs. The front i am not impressed with, but it isnt crap. On road they are terrible but not terrifying ... after they wear in.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    Yup, the Beta seems to like Carnegie. I bought it from Motoxotica, in fact I just picked it up from them today after having them fix the radiator leak and check the battery and a few other things. Nice people.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    Also, I opened up the headlight hole and sprayed the backside of the number plate black to cut down on reflected light. With the LED lamp, proper aiming and getting rid of the glare from the white plastics the headlight is very usable. Putting some left over black vinyl sticker material on top of the fender helped too.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I have to agree. My dealer is a super nice guy but the customer service is definitely sub par. They didnt even bother to set up the gauges to read the rpm correctly and Im fairly certain they didnt charge the battery. Fast easy stuff that the buyer can do at home, but for the money we pay... I would have at least expected that knowing about the charging system problems they would have checked charging voltage. Mark, if youre not handy electrically i would look at the CRF450L. Wet weight is only a few pounds more and you get a Honda. Or if you have the money to spend get the Beta and pay someone to sort it out properly. It realy is a sweet beast when it is working.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I put a Dunlop D606 with Tubeliss on the rear and took it to the local OHV park after some rain. It was very wet, but not excessively sloppy. The deepest mud was only 6-10" and only for 10-15 yards at a time. I started at 14 psi and was surprised with the traction the 606 supplied. Only when out on the edges of the tire did it suddenly loose traction. I aired down to ~10 psi and again was surprised by the amount of traction I had in the mud. I ran the muddy mx track and ATV track and just tractored through mud I expected to spin and slip in. I ran whoops and rocky riverbed at speed and the bike just kept on performing. I played on a dirt hill for a while and again was impressed. My line drifted on a climb and I targeted a 10" tall rock at the top of a fairly steep climb and expected drama. Nope, I hit the rock just off center and the bike just climbed right over it like a tank with barely any upset. I take back what i have been saying about the front suspension. When ridden at speed with confidence and purpose it is great. Trying to carefully pick a 10mph line through a rocky wash is not what this bike issues rewards for. I looking forward to the day that I can maintain the level of focus and confidence necessary to ride the bike like it wants me to for more than 45 minutes!
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