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Old 12-10-2008, 11:14 PM   #76
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Here's my recently acquired 450. Doing a bit of fettling and tweaking at the moment. Nice to see some threads on the marque.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:20 PM   #77
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Is this another UK one?
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:39 AM   #78
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I will be using the same Acerbis tank as you are thinking of. It is on it's way to me, and only then will I be able to see what I have to do with the heat gun to make it fit. The frame is very different from the KTM's and as such I think I'll loose about 1.5 litres of capacity. The rads are KTM and so is the motor and so I think this tank will make the best platform to start from. I also thought about the 640 adv tank, but you can't change that with a heat gun (glass reinforced plastic). Will send pics.
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I bet these have the Mecca Systems on them.. It looks like they could be mounted up pretty easy.. I have been thinking of rallying mine our as well.

I really would be interested in seeing someone else's build so post pictures when you get started.

I was thinking of ordering the Acerbis ktm 23 liter tank and seeing what I needed to modify to make it fit.. who know.. might be too much trouble.

hmmm.. things to think about
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:01 AM   #79
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Sad but good News

I contacted my Beta Dealer 75 miles from the house to order more air filters for my bike. The parts guy informed me that they are dropping the Beta line.. something to do with the state of texas and the Franchise laws with the way Beta is set up in the States. I guess they were having issues getting the state to process the titles..

total Bummer

but.... they gave me a total awesome deal on thier existing Beta parts

Not only am I getting a stack of new/slightly used filters
I'm getting:
Leo Vince ti exhaust
radiator braces
set of used plastics
set of new plastics
race decals
new cycra front mx # plates
3 sets of oem hand guards
brake pads
new oem stock skid plates
5 rear sprokets
new rear race tail light
and some take off parts from their race bikes.

all at a price less than the cost of the exhaust....

now I will need to find a new parts supplier...... or I guess i will have to find out how to became the new Texas Beta Dealer...
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #80
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Beta Franchise

Funnily enough Ken, here in the UK dealers that are franchised for KTM are not allowed to sell Beta.........Thats not official but I very much doubt anyone can prove me wrong...KTM are very protective of their line...

Dealers will always side with Orange due to popularity - I believe this to be a major issue why they ( Beta)have not been more successful here in the UK...

Sounds like you had a good deal all the same.....Wonder how much he'd charge to DHL to UK
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:55 PM   #81
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Is this another UK one?
Tis indeed mr rabbit, just over the bridge from you in sunny South Wales. I'm in the middle of some minor maintenance/getting to know the bike type jobs at the moment, so the bike is stripped naked while I get it to my liking.
The way the insurance companies are struggling to find the bike on thier systems I've got a few months yet before I need to get it ready
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:00 PM   #82
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Beta Insurance

I had the same issue with my Beta......Was previously insured with Carole Nash and they could not find Beta listed so I told them it was the same a KTM and the following day the underwriters excepted at no increased premium.

Whats that Beta like?.....I did see it about 4wks.....Apparently the previous guy didn't have much of an idea about bikes...looked in good shap tho!
Mine is identical but with Beta race graphics and soon to be red side panels...
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:12 AM   #83
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I ended up with eBike and *think* it is insured as the correct bike. Some insurers only had a 50cc variant listed and some that did list wanted it keyed.

It was a pain though and had me real worried when I had just got it. I did call Lampkins and ask if people were having problems generally and they didnt seem to think it was an issue. Hopefully more will get the lists correct.

It's great to see more interest in these bikes, mine is my first thumper so it's hard for me to comment on much but I really like it. I am hoping to get a reference together of cross-over parts so if anyone comes up with anyhting, post up.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:40 AM   #84
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Funnily enough Ken, here in the UK dealers that are franchised for KTM are not allowed to sell Beta.........Thats not official but I very much doubt anyone can prove me wrong...KTM are very protective of their line...

Dealers will always side with Orange due to popularity - I believe this to be a major issue why they ( Beta)have not been more successful here in the UK...

Sounds like you had a good deal all the same.....Wonder how much he'd charge to DHL to UK
Yeah.. the dealer is one of the largest in sales for KTMs in the states and owns the popular KTM forum. they were really great with their service. but I'm sure KTM had something to do with it too.

I haven't gotten around to getting insurance .. so I'm looking forward to dealing getting hasseled by my insurance company.. I'm just going to send them links to american beta so they can get a picture of the bikes.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:15 AM   #85
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Guts Racing seats online for beta!

Here is another option for the rock hard seat that comes stock on the beta

Guts racing seats are awesome.. I have a tall seat and cover on my XR650R that has been on the bike for 4 years with no issues and still looks good


http://www.gutsracing.com/cat-BETA-369.aspx



in addition

Speed Graffix makes full decal kits as well as pre-printed backgrounds for the beta.. you will need to call them to discuss but they have made them for the 08 betas for a local race team.
http://www.speedgraffix.com/index.html


another note.. If you guys in the UK or europe need any help shipping these products across the pond.. just pm me and I can help
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:36 AM   #86
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beta 525 rally bikes

Here's a build of the bike by a Spanish rider with the sig name of Paco104

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPXtYYLvW7g














Another Beta Rally build up by Italian Boano









and one more

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Old 12-14-2008, 01:02 PM   #87
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For those that are interested in a rally conversion kit for their Betas.

http://www.fennek-tours.de/index-rr_rallye.html

http://www.fennek-tours.de/shop/pi11...?categoryId=11
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:12 AM   #88
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Great pics!
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:18 AM   #89
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Had my 450 rr 2005 since Nov last year, bought it as a cheap KTM as running on a tight budget, but loving this ride, it is a much better bike than the KTM 450 EXC (especially the 2001 I could have bought for the same money). Can't understand why they are not much much more popular?

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #90
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I would like to take the beta 125 2 stroke trials bike and put a tall seat on it. And that would be an awesome trail bike.
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