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Old 09-06-2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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Beta EVO Thread

I've been looking for an Evo specific thread for the newer bikes and couldn't find one. Common issues seem to be spread all over the Trials thread so I thought we could start one here to post problems, fixes, mods etc.

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Old 09-06-2014, 09:30 AM   #2
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I want one...that seems to be a fairly common issue.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:36 PM   #3
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I want one...that seems to be a fairly common issue.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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So is this for two strokes or four stroke EVO's?
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #5
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2011 Evo 290 , bought new Apr. 2011 . Finishing up my 4th season on it .
Lots of events , LOTS of practice . Issues ... ZERO I've snapped a few levers & busted some plastic but thats from random crashes . I did put a Surflex clutch in it this year but thats because American Beta puts them in the S/S model & I figured what the heck , I do have 3 seasons on it . Even my '01 Montesa 315R wasn't this bulletproof .
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:13 PM   #6
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So is this for two strokes or four stroke EVO's?
Don't think it matters, unless someone else wants to start a 4 stroke thread.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:54 AM   #7
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'14 Evo front fender/GasGas replacement

I broke my front fender at our local track earlier this week. The OEM Beta is a one-piece fender and fork brace so you can't bolt on a replacement. I read on Trials Central that some people are using GasGas fenders as a replacement. I already ordered the OEM unit so we'll see if I can break this one...I bet I can.

Anyone done this?

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Old 09-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #8
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What? No pics in the OP???? LOL




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Old 09-07-2014, 02:23 PM   #9
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Garsh I wasn't aware of the protocol governing OP's and threads, I'll do better if I ever attempt it again. My humble apologies to the board. ;)
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #10
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I've been looking for an Evo specific thread for the newer bikes and couldn't find one. Common issues seem to be spread all over the Trials thread so I thought we could start one here to post problems, fixes, mods etc.

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On the 2t's - I know Beta riders who regularly break the rubber mid box bracket doo-hicky thing. They always order a couple extras. No big deal, but something to have on hand evidently.

The clutch fix on the Trials Central forum is pretty popular.

Any of the Evo's from 2010 on seem pretty stout. 2009 had frame breakage issues that were very well supported by Beta USA. Kudo's to them for many replacements even when 2nd hand and out of traditional warranty.

The only other complaint I hear regularly is about the cost and frailty of the plastics.

I think Betas are a solid choice and are very popular around here. (mainly a GG and Beta region here)
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On the 2t's - I know Beta riders who regularly break the rubber mid box bracket doo-hicky thing. They always order a couple extras. No big deal, but something to have on hand evidently.

The clutch fix on the Trials Central forum is pretty popular.

Any of the Evo's from 2010 on seem pretty stout. 2009 had frame breakage issues that were very well supported by Beta USA. Kudo's to them for many replacements even when 2nd hand and out of traditional warranty.

The only other complaint I hear regularly is about the cost and frailty of the plastics.

I think Betas are a solid choice and are very popular around here. (mainly a GG and Beta region here)
Yeah I've got one front fender to my credit already. Just got a replacement unit from my dealer. I've heard Gasgas fenders are a better design so if....when I break another I'll try the GG unit on the bike.

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I'm assuming I kinda usurped your thread with this one, not my intention. I searched for a Beta thread but the search engine didn't lead me to it so I started this one.

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Old 09-10-2014, 04:37 PM   #14
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Hi Gordy

I'm assuming I kinda usurped your thread with this one, not my intention. I searched for a Beta thread but the search engine didn't lead me to it so I started this one.

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No problem. It's not "my" thread or "your" thread, it's just that we have "a" thread with some good info in it already (like jetting) for these exact bikes and you were participating in that one as well.
IMO this is what makes searching this forum difficult at times.

BTW, FWIW, I rode a 2014 300 Race version last week and it is freakin sweet!!!
You can instantly tell that the balance and feel is improved. The power is also smoother and on this particular bike was a bit higher in the revs.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:50 PM   #15
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No problem. It's not "my" thread or "your" thread, it's just that we have "a" thread with some good info in it already (like jetting) for these exact bikes and you were participating in that one as well.
IMO this is what makes searching this forum difficult at times.
Yeah I get that and while I agree that multiple threads don't generally serve the purpose, it doesn't help that we can't find the threads to get at the info. At the risk of sounding cranky the "other" Beta thread was entitled 2009 Beta something or other...and it may be easier to find said info if the Title was somewhat more general, and searchable.

All that said, I really don't care which thread we use or don't use, lets find a MOD and nuke this one and make the other easier to find, if it's possible.

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