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  1. Frank A

    Own a 2017 Beta?

    Ok, My 2017 Beta 350RRS was acting funny on the trails, so I took it into the shop (still under warrantee). The bike has about 550 miles on it, all offroad. Turns out that the throttle body was apparently defective, hopefully it's covered. This is my first offroad FI bike and I miss my Carb. If it broke I could fix it, not so sure about this FI thing that needs a computer to tell you it's broken. Maybe I'm old fashion. Anyway, like the bike (when it's running), but hopefully this is not an indication of what owning this thing will be.
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    won't idle properly when cold/ white smoke

    Yes, and when I started it it kinda of acted the same way, so I blipped the throttle and it started idleing fine. On talking to the shop I deal with they told me that depending on a major change of altitude, I should start the bike an let it get up to 215 before riding it. I kinda of thought that a injected bike didnt have to worry about that, but appearently Beta's do (according to them). By the way, to get it to 215, I disconnected one lead to the fan, then it got there easy.
  3. Frank A

    won't idle properly when cold/ white smoke

    Ok, checked the coolant, good. Oil level is fine. Did the stepper motor reset and after starting the bike (after letting it cool down), it still idled very slow, so I blipped the throttle and It started idleing properly. maybe it's fixed, we will see. still appeares a little rich, again we will see. By the way thanks for the information on the reset.
  4. have about 500 miles on my 350RRS, all dirt. Been difficult to get it to idle when it is cold (relative to California). Quite a bit of white smoke on starting. Once its warm, runs fine. Air cleaner is clean, valves were just checked, spark plug looks good. I just need to increase the idle. I can hold the throttle enough to keep it running, but thats a pain. Any output out there. This is my first fuel injected dirt bike and I really prefer carbs.
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    Maintenance, adjustments, and modifications to our Betas

    On the four stroke Beta's, has anyone enlarged the head stay bolts holes to make it easier to line up the bolts? I think on my next valve check, I am going to enlarge the holes a couple of thousands to make every thing line up easier when it is loose.
  6. Frank A

    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Forgot, watchout for the small gasket on the inside of the cover, which is around the spark plug channel. It will come out.
  7. Frank A

    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    You need to measure the clearence between the cam and the follower, not the follower and the shim. When reinstalling the head stays, put all the bolts in loose, before tightening. It is still difficult as the stay mounts bolt holes are tight. Also change out the "special screw" on the valve cover with a normal one. Anti-seize is your friend.
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    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Did a valve check. Not even close to needing to be adjusted.
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    spring info

    Your right, a 4.8 k spring. I installed an 8 on my tenere. It was a spring weekend.
  10. Frank A

    spring info

    i just put a 8.5 kilogram spring on my 350 rrs and i'm 220, it's still a little light, as i have to crank it down to get the right rider sag.
  11. Frank A

    New/ Dr350SE stator case filled with gas

    when you say spark, do you mean actual spark at the plug, or it's trying to fire. the first thing i would do, would run a compression test. should be around 125 or so. then check your valve clearance, if that's ok then your rings may be gone. then look at your float level, carb could free flow gas into the engine through an open intake. pretty rare but could happen.
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    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    replaced the stock rear spring to a 8.5 kilogram, as well as front fork springs. having trouble balancing the race sag with the static sag with the rear, but it seems to work well. bike tracks through single track stuff and holds a line on acceleration. clicker time at the local riding area to find the best setting. it is better than it was, doesn't wallow now.
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    RRS tip over switch

    As my new toy has this wonderful safety device, i have never needed before, as my former bikes had kill buttons, has anyone dealt with things. I plan on disconnecting it and see if the bike will still run and if not, figure out how to take it out of the circuit. I love safety devices that i didn't ask for.
  14. Frank A

    race tech springs vs beta springs

    well, that simplifies things.
  15. As my wife is a good cook and I like to eat, I find that i need to upgrade my fork and shock springs on my 350 beta to something that will support my expanded figure. i have used race tech in the past on other race and street bikes, but i figured i would ask the group on their opinion and experiences dealing with both.