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  1. With a tip of the hat to a similar thread on the ADV forum, what did you do to yer beloved Beta today ? I spooned on a fresh MT43 (yum !) and attempted to bump up to a 50 tooth in the rear. I was disappointed to discover the chain was not long enough to accommodate the 50 tooth - and had to revert to the heavily worn stock 48 tooth sprocket. As my chain still has plenty o' life in it, I'll order me up a IronMan 48 tooth, and bump to the 50 when the chain needs replacin' .
  2. Okay guys and gals. Here we go with a thread for those riding toward senility---or maybe already there! I have some concerns about "slowing down", but will get into that later. Not in the mood for it tonight. Cj mentioned in the other thread about the bikes with much bigger engines than needed. I don't understand that either. Maybe it has to do with man's fascination with power. LOL--and if you put stickers all over your bike, it makes it even MORE powerful. Then put loud pipes on it and it becomes a REAL monster. Stupid thinking isn't it. Wait a minute--I just had a flashback. Okay, Let's change the subject. Who's next?
  3. Start posting and please mr. Moderator pin it !!!! My 2012 498RR
  4. Figured we list some of the routine stuff as well as modifications we do to keep our rides in shape. I'll start: Suspension adjustment (stock suspension): 3 clicks out on rebound shock/forks, high speed compression on shock 3 clicks in, static sag set at 25mm with full desert tank, and all bagged up for solo ADV rides. Race sag is 93mm in street clothes/103mm in full riding gear. I'm a "C" rider who rides a little bit of everything including single track, desert, rocks, whoops…. I'm just getting ready (in the next few weeks) to do a full 50hr service. Looking to change spark plug, check valve clearance, brake fluid flush, coolant flush/install silicone hoses and Factory Beta high flow waterpump, clean carb and document jet sizes/needle position, install Georges carb vent filter. Normal 5-10hr service stuff such as oil/filter change, air filter service, check spokes, tire pressure, lube chain/check slack, go over complete bike front/rear/top/bottom check bolts/nuts. What other routines do some of you guys have?
  5. I've been reading many posts, some good, some bad on our new kid in town...the 2013 Honda CRF250L. It is my impression that most of the posts are from riders that either (a) don't have one or ( haven't rode one; this is not surprising since they are hard to get right now...the dealers can't keep them in stock. hmmm...pondering...can't keep them in stock. Yes, the supply is limited due to overseas demands for the little scooter..but still I think, "can't keep them in stock" says something to the market. I recently traded in my 230L on a DRZ400S and my wife traded her 230L in on the new CRF 250L. WHY? Because we wanted to give up some gas mileage for a bit more speed and better suspension...we got just that on both accounts. I took the 250L for a little spin down HWY 101 in Washington state...the hilly winding part along the Hood Canal and found this machine to be a breathe of fresh air over the 230L on the tarmac. It could easily keep my 235lb body going 65mph without waiver. It cornered well, handled well, was nice and quiet and achieved 70 mpg. Then we headed up into the Olympic mountains...the old logging roads and fire roads. The 250L kept right up with the DRZ and had stellar handling compared to its little brother the 230L.No issues of hitting bottom on either end...not exactly a tractor but that's what the shifter and clutch are for when the terrain goes south on you. Yes, your not going to win any enduro's on this nor astonish anybody on a track or load it down with 200lbs of gear and take off on a 2000 mile trek...but, that's not its purpose. Let's examine reality for a moment : Nobody ever has, nor ever will, make the perfect "Dual Sport" bike...this is a pipe dream conjured out of desperation and limited resources...or something related to that sort of mind freak in some way. If one wants to ride "anywhere" one needs at least three, if not four bikes. We to like to go on the trails but we take our WR250F and WR450F on the trails...that's what they were made for and they're great for that...but not so much on the roads because one just rides from gas station to gas station. (and needs ear plugs and a mouth piece to keep ones teeth from rattling out). We also like to ride on the highway...on a road bike preferably...nice smooth inline four like my old GS1000, or a Gold Wing, BMW or what have you...don't really care as long as its comfortable and fast. Next we have the adventure bike...The gentleman's "dual-sport"...sweet on the highway and fine on the dual track but too much work on the fire roads or trails. Enter the F800GS or similar orange bike. Finally, we get to the Dual Sport; part dirt bike, part adventure bike...good gas mileage, enough suspension for some rocks and logs, street legal and emissions correct. For the days one doesn't want to bother trailering the WR, but still may get into some crap a big bike can't handle without an expert rider at the helm. The 250L is fine for this...what we call "bike packing in the back country"...beats walking by a large margin. Did I say fine? I mean the good kind of fine...not stellar...not a pig...just fine. Honda nailed that with a good price tag...not to much, not to little...just fine. Myself, at 6'5" and 235lbs, prefer the DRZ400S, but Ive been riding for 35 years and can deal with the high seat...frankly if not just from the size standpoint the DRZ is also...fine. Yes, Honda answered the desire of a whole lot of people, just like us, with the 250L...its a dual-sport and it serves that niche well. Its an improved 230L from our view and that's just what we wanted...just a bit more...not to much...just right. If one wants an orange bike...shut up and go buy one...they made them for those with your needs and wants. The 2013 Honda 250L is not for you and was never intended to be for you. Most recreational riders of average size, that have a job, will love this little dual sport on the county pavement and the logging roads...Thats where they ride when they say "Dual Sport". Good Job Honda ! Please make a CRF400L...I'll take two. I'll never understand those that need to hate something else in order to like what they want...twisted at best....good day.
  6. Congratulations to all Husaberg Owners for owning one of the best bike, Cadillac Bike Available. Husaberg is the new Upcoming hot bike now with new Husaberg Dealer showing up all over the place. Husabergs are winning the National Enduro Championships in Europe consistently. I just got my 2011 Husaberg FE 390 and couldn't be happier. I will be racing the( HGP )Hill Billy Grand Prix winter series this year with mine and will be putting it to a real test starting Sunday 10-9-2011. Now that we desrve our own Husaberg thread, Let show them off. LETS SEE YOUR BIKE IN ACTION
  7. Where to ride? Where do you live?
  8. Hey all, I noticed on a few youtube videos and noticed it myself that the stock shifter does not fold, obviously this is problematic because if you hit a rock or tree and bend your shifter you can have a hard time getting back home. So i started looking online for some good aftermarket shift levers that fold and i'm having a really hard time finding them for crf250l i don't even thnink they exist. So i hve heard a bunch of rumors and opinion from other people and I don't know what model of bike to buy the shifter from i have heard of using a CRF150R shifter Just wondering wich would fit ? And if you could link a website that ships to Canada and has them it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
  9. Wondering if anyone who trail rides has this problem while riding. So after about an hour of riding not hard but not easy either my throttle hand starts to tingle and go to sleep. I usually have to stop and shake the crap out of my hand for it to "wake up" and keep going, only to find out a few minutes later doing the same thing. I did buy new grips (ODI Rouge MX Dual Compounds) and rode and didnt have an issue up until the last hour 1/2 of riding. Any one have any tips i could try?
  10. For me it was a productive day. I did my first oil change, turned up the preload and did a "custom" fender eliminator/reducer by modifying the stock one. So what did you do to yours today?
  11. Im going to have to nominate me (jokes), accept when rally impressive's bike is finished. Lets see all of your YZ250Fs and/or WR250Fs and here's the video of me riding it www.sponsorhouse.com/members/yamistylz
  12. Ok, so up until a week ago I scoured the internet daily trying to find out about the new 150 XC-W. And not from guys who ride 450's or guys who just want to grumble because the beloved 200 is dropped for the time being. The age old question had to answered: soldier on with yesterday's model or go for the latest and greatest? I wanted to hear from guys who already ride and love 150's like myself. Didn’t really find a lot of good posts. My ’17 is 1 week old, so I figured it’s time to start a thread to help others make the $8k decision. I only have 1 hour of easy (break-in) riding on the bike, so I’ll only give first impressions at this point. Wife permitting, the details will come soon! First, what’s new on the ‘17? The answer is virtually everything. You can use your old wheels and bars, but beyond that I doubt you will find anything that transfers. Maybe the pegs, but the new pegs feel great, so I’m leaving my Fastway pegs on the ’13 for now. Couple of things to note. Make darn sure the bike is jetted properly for your location. Based on the charts, the new Mikuni carb appears to be less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes, but my bike was delivered with the “wrong” needle installed. You should have 3 needles to choose from, and mine needed the leaner needle with the clip dropped one position. And beware, the numbering system for the Mikuni needles is backwards from the Keihins! Also, the bike comes with a 110 rear tire. This is not the ideal size for the 150. My advice is to wear it out and put a 100 on the bike. Personally I prefer the feel of the 100, but the real reason is that the 150 internals weren’t designed to handle the weight of a 110. Not gonna sling any mud here (pun intended), but if you were KTM and you didn’t have any other bike in the line-up that calls for a 100, what would you do? Now for the ride impression. In a word, awesome!! Very well balanced and buttery smooth feel in the pegs and bar. Ridden KTM for 18 years, and this is truly a significant step forward. The bike is lighter than my ’13 XC despite the electric start, but honestly I can’t feel a difference. The ergos however are hugely different. At 5’10” 180 pounds the ’17 just fits me better. I would purchase the bike again for this reason alone. It’s very noticeable when standing, and I stand 75% of the time. I immediately feel far more comfortable on the ’17. My ’13 350 isn’t bad, but the ’17 feels better than any other KTM I’ve owned. I’ve not set the sag of course, but at the moment the rear is way too high and stiff, so I really can’t comment on handling yet. This bike is taller, so if this might be a problem for you I’d find one that is broken in and set up for a similar weight and check it out. The new suspension feels great just play riding, but I really can’t comment until I can open it up on real trails. However, most every suspension guru on the planet seems to be saying the same thing: the new suspension is darn good at doing what it was designed to do, and many people will be happy with it in stock form. But if you want to race hare scrambles (think fast GNCC type racing) you will likely want to modify the suspension. As with all previous PDS models, the bike is apparently a little unbalanced front to rear, and this begins to show as speeds increase. For the ’17 it was described to me as “the fork isn’t actually ‘bad’, but the shock starts to overpower the fork as speeds increase across rough terrain”. I’ve had this same issue fixed on every PDS bike I’ve owned, so no surprise, just a little disappointing. Also, and this is a true design flaw in my opinion, it seems the range of adjustability on the fork compression is almost non-existent. There are tuners out there who already have a fix, but again a little disappointing for folks who don’t want to modify their suspension. My 150 is a stock ’13 XC with an SX silencer. That said, and keeping in mind I can’t really open the new bike up yet, the ’17 clearly has significantly more power across the board, with great usable torque on the bottom and a smoother transition into the meat of the power. (Keep in mind that I mean great usable torque for a 150! Doesn’t really compare to my 350 of course.) I find it much easier to play on this bike, as I don’t have to clutch and rev nearly as much. We’ll see how well this transfers to slippery East Tennessee mountain trails in a few weeks, so check back. I currently have the stock power valve spring installed and stock exhaust. I will try the yellow (more aggressive) spring after break-in. My initial impression is that with proper jetting there is more than enough grunt to satisfy 150 fans. Top end seems like it's gonna be good, but hard to say anything meaningful at this point. Can’t wait to see how it runs after break-in, and with the yellow spring and a full FMF exhaust! One step at a time :-)
  13. I have already been posting a lot of Beta vids in one place in this one Youtube Beta Playlist but I know you all have more to add. You're welcome to watch and/or add vids for all of us to enjoy... Here's my last addition to the list.. ..and the Beta list.. Got more?
  14. Haha title says it all! I have seen other threads like this one but for yz's and KTM's... What I did with my 02 cr125 today was fix some warpage on the cylinder?! Then drilled and tapped some stud bolt holes. My baby! Drilling cylinder! This kind of engine work makes me cringe! All of the studs have helicoils except for 1 lol. Post up your bikes and what you did! Let's see if we can be this thread going!
  15. Here's mine in dirt clothes And in SuMo
  16. I have a 2000 YZ250 that I plan on racing in my first ever harescramble on March 12. The bike is completely stock, although I am ordering some g2 ergonomics hand guards. It also has works connection from guards. What would you guys recomend for pre race prep (things to check) and any other advice you can give me, thanks.
  17. I installed a skid plate I got from TT today.
  18. Can we make a sticky thread of pictures? I've done search for pics but I want to see all sorts of bikes just for ideas on stuff without having to go through tons of threads. Not trying to sound whiny or anything, but I think it would be nice to do what they do in the CRF250X forums with a sticky thread of just pics, no comments or anything. Think we can get one of those rolling here?
  19. heres my project so far haha its a 1995 DR250S ill put up some pics when its done should be soon....
  20. What would anyone here want on a maxed out 300rr? What are the best parts? I'm looking at my bike and looking at ideas.. of course I won't be putting on the super expensive stuff but I like to dream right? So please post up the best 250/300 rr stuff for us to look at. I'll post up a couple of pics to start.. feel free to post your bikes with mods etc too.. http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/component/k2/item/1777-my-ride-%E2%80%93-danny-mccanney%E2%80%99s-beta-rr-300-2t https://www.google.com/search?q=cody+webb+beta+300&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=sSZRU9qtGaiq2QX-gYHwBg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1310&bih=701
  21. I don't have photo access yet but lets see your 200's.
  22. Looking for ideas. I want this installed and I'm using and under bar setup all though it wasn't designed for that. I have the rox 2 inch risers installed and I was told that the damper needed 40mm for clearance. With the rox riser it has just about 1 5/8 of an inch under the bar which is the equivalent of 42mm. I ordered just the bracket mount for the damper but I'm not sure if the width of the bracket will be narrow enough and not spread my rox riser's too far apart. If they are I will just have to get another top bracket from HDB to account for the bottom bracket being wider. Ive been assured by scotts sales personnel that there should be enough room but, like anything else its all theory until someone actually tries. Ill keep you guys posted on the progress
  23. Let's see your CRF250L, sitting purdy or in action.
  24. I have acquired a 1975 xl125 from my Mom, who is the original owner, and what I used to learn how to ride back when I was 12 years old. the bike was in excellent shape when I had the opportunity to learn how to ride and work on "real" mechanical things. As time went on, I slightly abused it by tearing all the street legal parts off, (lucky me I kept all of the parts in a box in storage) adding real knobby tires to it, jumping it as far as I could off some bigger than the bike could handle jumps at a friends property, leaving it out in the weather, and forgetting about it completely for years... needles to say, It was pretty trashed/weathered when I went and picked it up from my parents place. So far I've got just about everything apart, some things painted and ready, some things are blasted and ready for me to powdercoat, the frame and swingarm are going to be professionally blasted and powdercoated due to size, and i've got about halfish of the new things needed for the project. My plan for this is to restore the bikes color scheme, and modify some style appearances to be Supermoto like, Use 18" alu. wheels and full street tires, as if the bike could have come from the dealer that way, with a slightly modern accent to it, like slimline mirrors and lighting, but keeping the vintage look. I have a few ideas about the engine. First thing that came to mind was fitting a later model XR200 engine, then I figured i'd rather keep the original engine to keep it looking more original and just freshen it up, but it needs more power, I came across a very small turbo, probably off of an old audi or diesel vw, so I'll be doing some fun fab work and tuning... probably going to blow a thing or two up, but meh... I expect that. Btw, I have lots of automotive turbo knowledge under my belt and wanted to attempt some small engine boosting. So I've got a couple questions, hopefully some of you have answers. cams, did any of the other 125, 175, or 185 engines of that era have hotter cams that could drop in? how about the 175 or 185 cyl. jug, piston, and/or head fit the 125 bottom? any experience that anyone has and pics of like bikes would be appreciated. On to some pictures Mom in 1975 with her first motorcycle Brand new in all of it's glory the day I got it to my house buffed and waxed the tank first thing, I'm not refinishing the tank because I think it being nice and original will give it character, and tell a story. day two, had the bike stripped down a bit and a few things cleaned and painted. found that I had bent the stanchions so I found a good set on ebay and rebuilt the forks with new seals, oil, lowered about an inch and polished the lowers. also had to buy another swingarm cause that was bent to hell too. I'll keep this updated as I get more done.