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  1. New white plastics and graphics.
  2. Gave the girl some new clothes.
  3. I think with the new rubber seal and Dirt Tricks washer, you should be good to go.
  4. Ben, I don't want to sound the alarm bell, but I'm not sure you have the right seal kit, or at least an OEM seal kit. It should have the metal casing as you described above. I ordered an OEM seal kit way back in November when I first started this thread. I finally got around to installing it last weekend when I changed out my chain and sprockets. I also installed the Dirt Tricks dome washer to replace the stock one. To this day I'm not even 100% sure I had a CS seal leak but I figured I might as well change it out since I had the parts. Anyway, the OEM kit came with three parts: a thick metal spacer, a rubber O-ring and the seal itself (metal encased). See pic. I removed the same old three parts off the bike and put the new ones on. Metal spacer slides right off. The metal encased seal was pried off using a flat head screw driver, and the O-ring comes right out as well. Very easy installation. Used a socket the same diameter as the seal and gently and evenly hammer tapped it back until it was flush with the case.
  5. When I made up my mine to purchase a Beta, I was torn between the 390 and 480/500. I ultimately ended up with the 390RR and couldn't be happier. I ride a variety of terrain - single track, double track, fire roads, wide open stuff, tight technical slow stuff, sand, rocks, back county paved roads, and the 390 has never left me wanting for more. It is truly a versatile machine with a jewel of a motor.
  6. Thanks HDR. Trying out the Goldentyre Fatty this time. Still running a MT-16 in the rear.
  7. New chain, sprockets, chain guide and tires.
  8. Ben, I need to get some stiffer springs for my 390. I'm going to start with the shock spring first. I'm about 210 in street clothes. I was going to just order a 5.8 or 6.0 spring directly from Beta, but am considering going with Racetech. Did you call Racetech directly when you ordered your springs? I find their online springrate calculator horrible as it doesn't really show any Beta models except for ones in 2010. Anyone else go with Racetech over Beta, or choose some other manufacturer?
  9. Well, I'm happy to report that after a 60-mile ride yesterday, I drained my gearbox oil and it looked as new as it did when I poured it in a week before. Only took two changes to flush out what I assume was water contamination from some deep water crossings (and getting stuck) last month. I feel I dodged a bullet here. Thanks to all who chimed in with help and suggestions.
  10. Thanks, my Aussie brothers. I will check everything.
  11. I'm going to agree with you on this one. There's no sign of oil whatsoever on the outside of the trans oil filler plug. I had a cracked o-ring on the engine oil filler plug a few months ago and you could easily tell by the oil that was starting to seep out and show around the outside of the plug onto the case. Once I changed the o-ring that problem was immediately fixed. My trans oil plug's o-ring/gasket is only a few months old anyway. I'm very sure that water did not enter into the case through the filler plug.
  12. Good advice, but I'm a little too late. As I stated above, I rode her for 20 miles tonight, dropped both oils and ended up putting the drained engine oil back in as it looked as new as I put it in three days ago. I replaced the gearbox oil, which looked the same yesterday (starting to get milky) and replaced it with Motul 7100 10w40 synthetic. If I flush out the trans oil again I will throw in something less expensive. I'm really hoping that maybe I have some water contamination from the heavy water crossings I did two weeks ago and maybe a couple of oil flushes will get it back to normal again.
  13. Is this the trans/gearbox case breather tube? It starts at the top of the gearbox, routes around what appears to be the intake and then goes down towards the bottom. It's the only clear tube sticking out near the linkage. I checked it and it seems to be clear as far as I can tell. Certainly isn't pinched in any way.
  14. What was your coolant level after the second ride? If your coolant dropping then you have a gasket that needs replaced. Coolant level was still near the top. In fact, tonight I took another 20-mile ride around town, came back and drained both the engine and trans oils. Engine oil still looked fresh from when I changed it on Saturday, so I poured it back in (don't feel like wasting good Motul) Gearbox oil still looked a little milky, so I completely drained it and put fresh oil in it. Coolant level after tonight's ride is near the top, so I don't think I'm losing coolant in any way.
  15. Okay so based on the sound advice above I'm going to change out both oils again with fresh stuff and see what happens. Marty (or anyone else) - Where is the trans breather tube? Is that one of the clear tubes at the bottom?