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  1. I think in our case the ecu would not be considered a high-power application and since the ecu doesnt seem to be suffering from any low voltage problems under normal conditions I am going to leave mine alone. I have a new ammeter on the way. It will be installed in series with the entire draw from the bike soon. I will be able to tell you what the exact draw is next week. But, I really think the information will only be for trivia. We know it is below 5 amps. We know that we need to run a direct line from the R/R to the battery, and from the battery to a good ground. I will also run a new 12gauge +&- to the front harness bypassing the crimps and giving me accurate voltage readings at the voyager. Then, since I dont think anyone is going to go to the trouble of measuring exactly how much power the charging system is capable of supplying at various engine speeds, we just need to plug in our gear and ride while watching the voltage to be sure we are charging. Well thats my plan anyway.
  2. Yes, the ignition system, and fuel injector fires more often as the rpms increase. Also, the fuel injection may draw more current as the throttle opens further, but i am not 100% sure if that is true. I am curious, are you charging your battery at night?
  3. Ben, im not sure if the fuel pump runs harder, but the fuel injectors and ignition system vary by throttle and rpm.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I guess I could have at least tried, huh?
  5. It is not in our best interest to reveal my source. 😉 I wonder if the tech who wrote trouble shooting guide was taking the voltage drop across the diodes into account, it is exactly .7V, which is spec for a silicone diode. I really need to take a day and disassemble the wiring harness to see what they did. My wire order arrived today, and I spent the entire weekend chasing fire alarm troubles from the wildfire smoke so I guess I could take a day off and start rebuilding the harness. ... But i would rather just ride a glorious shower of rocks as I crack open the throttle on the Beta while yelling "electricity be damned, this thing goes like hell!!!" at the local OHV park.
  6. With the regulator unplugged and everything running off the battery the total current draw as measured with a meter in-line at the main fuse terminals i measure 3.1-3.8amps. I hesitate to believe the measurement since it is so low. But it was with a fluke meter. I then proceeded to double check by placing a 3amp fuse in for the main. It blew. I placed a 5amp fuse in and it held. Sometimes low tech helps. I am confident full current draw is between 3 and 5amps with a 40watt led lamp and the fan, fuel pump, ignition etc. Unfortunately, the bike wont run long off the battery alone, and it wont run at all off just the regulator. It is just as unfortunate that i smoked my meter when i forgot to switch the leads back before checking voltage. Here are some specs from Beta’s EFI trouble shooting guide. charging voltage : @regulator:13.8-14.2v @starter relay: 12.9-13.5v stator resistance between phases 0.6ohm There are two different schematics in the guide. One shows the diode group between the R/R and the battery and one shows the R/R directly connected to the battery. I am curious which way it is wired. I dont believe those diodes are large enough to truly be in line with battery, they are 9watts at best.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    One more thing, i tried to move the bars forward one hole and found that the Voyager interferes with the handlebar clamp preventing it from moving forward without raising the bars nearly an inch or relocating the gauge. I have seen a retail shim stack on another beta but it is just a 23x27mm washer with an 11mm hole in the center. The longer bolt will be harder to find.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    I took some measurements yesterday. With stock springs and 205lb rider/gear. The fork can be adjusted from 29mm static and 47.5mm total sag, to 37mm static and 52mm total sag. There is 15mm of stiction, which seems like alot. The manual says for my weight i need heavier fork springs, but the measurements say i need lighter fork springs. The rear shock with the preload maxed out gives me 26mm static and 104mm total with 8mm and 0mm stiction respectively. I will go up one spring rate. I have 14.5 hrs on the bike, i am not sure how long it should take the fork to break-in.
  9. I measured current with the fan running and lights on at 3.5amps total. I am not 100% confident of this reading but i am confident that it is below 5amps to run the bike. So that would be under 65watts at 13volts. Either the charging system isnt delivering or we are losing something in the system.
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    2004 CRF230F

    Time Left: 27 days and 6 hours

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    Im selling my learner bike that became an awesome trail bike. The bike runs like a champ and handles excellent. It is sprung for 180lb rider. I am a cautious medium skilled rider and I keep up with my friends on much more expensive bikes at Carnegie OHV. The forgiving low speed power characteristics of the bike (which make it such a wonderful trail bike) are still there but now with more mid and top end power. This CRF230F is priced a little higher because it is so much better than the other stock CRF's. It is still a great beginner bike that is not just for beginners anymore. Adult ridden and maintained. Garage kept and always on a Battery Tender. Current Reg/Green sticker. Clear title in hand. Improvements have less than 300 miles on them and include: 233cc Athena big bore kit Web Cam ProCom CDI Fully jetted Front forks rebuilt and modified by Bruce's Suspension Rear Fox shock ProTaper bars Adjustable levers Tubeless front and rear Tires Chain and sprockets


  11. I am hoping that the voltage ratings you are reporting are from the Voyager and that you are seeing a voltage drop caused by the wiring leading up to fan/headlight/instrument cluster. I am hoping that measurements taken at the battery will show higher voltages with loads on the system, indicating that the 200W promise has been delivered. I am spoiled by my heated grips and jacket and dont want to give them up. That said, I guess if Im riding something technical and slow I wont need heated gear and if im riding at speed in the cold the bike wont run the fan. Thanks for the write up! I've been on call all week and these fires have been raising hell with the systems I am responsible for, so I havent had any time to work on the bike.
  12. Im wondering if the map switch on the handlebars can be setup to switch between a richer fuel map for slow speed technical work and a leaner fuel map for everything else.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    In regards to the electrical system, I took some measurements today and the bike uses between 3.5 and 5 amps to run (lights and fan on). That translates to 45-65 watts, leaving 135-155 watts of advertised power available for recharging the battery, heated vest, coffee maker etc.
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    MY 2019 Beta RR-S Thread

    Yes, i usually do.