ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Trials
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
nuggets OP
Fries with that?
 
nuggets's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Virgina
Oddometer: 1,650
97 Beta 2.5 Any good/can I get parts?

I found a 1997 Beta 2.5 for sale


Are these good bikes?
Can I get parts if I need them for a reasonable price and relatively quickly?

Do they have a hydraulic clutch?

I may try to go grab it if the collective thinks it's a good bike for a noob
__________________
2001 400 EXC "Punkin" | 2005 Sherco 290 "Tree Climber"
Nuggets' free bike tech clinic.
nuggets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
lineaway
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: nm
Oddometer: 2,048
One of my past favorites. Plastics are now hard to find, but everything else should be good. Beta went to all hydraulics in 1990. Looks ok by the picture.
__________________
Relentless hard on to remove the all day dab.
lineaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 06:20 AM   #3
norton73
drinkin'
 
norton73's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Beautiful Downtown Springville, Alabama
Oddometer: 8,251
Decent bikes, but as above, plastics, especially the rear fender, are no longer available.

The clutch plates can be sticky on these bikes, you may have to disassemble and clean it. My solution has been to run Silkoline Light Gear oil in the gearbox, but I certainly don't want to start another oil thread.

Check the rear shock linkage for play, if it's been ridden much in the wet, you may need to replace all the needle bearings in there.

The rear brake is next to impossible to bleed if you have it off, I actually had to hang mine from the rafters in the garage overnight once to get all the bubbles out

Looks like a nice clean bike.
__________________
Loose nut holding the handlebars
He’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith. Spread your arms and hold your breath, always trust your cape. Guy Clark "The Cape"
norton73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
BEEF706
King of the dumb dab
 
BEEF706's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Rio Rancho NM
Oddometer: 613
I love my Beta and think it has been a good buy as a used bike, in general I have found good quality throughout. The Rev3 series, after this one, had an issue with coolant eating the mag case (that is the one thing that bit me) but i think the case on the one you are looking at is aluminum. lineaway will know.
__________________
NMOHVA Member NMTA Member
07 CRF450x, 04 Beta Rev3 270, 76 TY 175, I'm a dirty old man
A good friend will take you trail riding, an ADV friend will double back and say, "how did you get down there?"
BEEF706 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014