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Old 03-08-2013, 05:02 AM   #1
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opinions on a 2005 beta rev 270.

Looking for some opinions on a 2005 beta rev 270.
I have the chance to trade one of my bikes that I donít ride anymore for it and I was just wondering the good, the bad, and the ugly on this bike.
Iíve never been on a trials bike but Iíve always wanted to try it out and this looks like a good opportunity.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:26 AM   #2
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I had a 2005 250 Beta. Very stable bike, turns within almost anything else of the era. A little on the heavy side, but a solid dependable bike. Never had mine apart in the 7 years I owned it.

The most annoying thing is the carb is mounted at a severe angle and it's hard to find a good float setting. There are some hose routing "fixes", but none seemed to work for me. Basically you have to set the float high enough, so it doesn't run out of fuel, but when you do, gas will spill out of the overflow tubes, especially when at a severe angle. Just something you'll learn to live with, unless you change carbs.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:32 AM   #3
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I've bought mine new in 05 and have had no real problems. Only thing to check is the case on left side where the water pump is. These are made of Magnesium and can corrode over time. Cost is about $100.00 for the case.
Other than that the bike has had real no problems for me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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Thank you for the replies. Iím not looking to get into competitions. I just thought it would be a fun bike to fart around out in the woods on. Would this make a good starters bike? What would be a good price for this bike?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #5
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Thank you for the replies. Iím not looking to get into competitions. I just thought it would be a fun bike to fart around out in the woods on. Would this make a good starters bike? What would be a good price for this bike?
I have a well used but well maintained 2001 Rev3 270 and paid $1,800 and only needed to spend on a new rear tire. At the time I could have bought a 2005 250 for $2,600. Maybe you can use that as a reference. More bike than you can imagine and yes you will compete, once on it there's no way you will not want to.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:18 AM   #6
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Thatís what I was looking for, thank you.

On the competition, yeah thatís what I was afraid of lol. Even when Iím out doing easy dual sport rides with my buddies somehow we always end up pushing each other till itís a flat out race.lol
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
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Beta very good to me

I purchased my 05 new and have been pleased with it . +1 on the side cover. Make sure that has been done. Very durable bike, I have had an 01,04, and an 05 and they wear well. look into D4 trials or niagra trials riders for groups, Both super people. My 05 can be lured away from me if your interested. If you want to look at another for comparison PM me and we can set something up.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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I just picked up an 06 Rev3 as an upgrade to my 96 Techno. I love the Beta for durability. We have a long time trials rider in our club that thinks the Betas are the best. "Something is alwasy breaking on the GasGas" he likes to say. I beat the crap out of my Techno with no major issues. Best 2-stroke engine I have ever owned. Great for hard trail riding too. Looking to get the seat/tank for my new Rev3 like on this one ---

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #9
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I just picked up an 06 Rev3 as an upgrade to my 96 Techno. I love the Beta for durability. We have a long time trials rider in our club that thinks the Betas are the best. "Something is alwasy breaking on the GasGas" he likes to say. I beat the crap out of my Techno with no major issues. Best 2-stroke engine I have ever owned. Great for hard trail riding too. Looking to get the seat/tank for my new Rev3 like on this one ---


Keep me posted on that seat/tank. I didnt even know they had them.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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Keep me posted on that seat/tank. I didnt even know they had them.
Didn't know tell after I picked up my wifes Gas Gas TXT or she might have a Beta insted.

Looks like a new one is around 500ish... http://tec-cycles.com/id98.html
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #11
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Out of all the current trials bikes, I think the Beta Rev would make the best trail bike. Much better than a GG Pro (which is my current trials bike). I sold my 05 250 last year for $3K and it was in nice shape, but not perfect. Plus I may got a bit of a premium, because 250's are hard to find.
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The posted picture of the Rev3 with seat is a budy's "wife bike". Great small bike with low seat and hard to stall.

The big issue in riding trail on the Beta is the large jump from 3rd gear to 4th. 3rd is too slow on moderate trails and 4th is so fast you start to bottom the suspenssion. No way you could keep up with real trail bikes on easier trails.

I stick to the hardest trials I can find and when I start to rev out in 3rd I just call it fast enough.

I hear the GasGas has the large gear jump between 4th and 5th which gives you one more slow gear. This is a plus for trail. On all other factors I think the Beta is better...

Some trail fun on my Techno --

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Would rather ride this trail on my Beta than my KTM450 any day.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #13
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My O5 didn't have a large gap to 4th. 5th and 6th were the overdrives. Maybe they changed them for 06, or because mine was a 250. But I can't believe the transmission ratios were any different between a 250/270.

But I would agree that topped out in 4th was about as fast as the suspension would handle and that's like 1st gear, on any regular dirt bike. 5th or 6th is strictly for road or really smooth trail.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #14
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O.K I got the Beta, I traded my 92 DR650 for it. I have not really touched my 650 since I picked up a 08 WR250R. So down the road it went.
I haven’t ridden it much but I think I’m going to like trials riding a lot. I just have to get my head wrapped around the different style.
Anybody got any pointers on how to start practicing solo till if find someone to ride with?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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O.K I got the Beta, I traded my 92 DR650 for it. I have really touched my 650 since I picked up a 08 WR250R. So down the road it went.
I haven’t ridden it much but I think I’m going to like trials riding a lot. I just have to get my head wrapped around the different style.
Anybody got any pointers on how to start practicing solo till if find someone to ride with?
I left you some info on Thump talk.

For others that just lurk here... Ryan young created 2 DVD's

*Trials Training Techniques*, best dvd, IMHO to invest in for learning about trials, how trials riders think, and how to practice and many other things.

there is one for advanced riders, kind of expert and up and so on, but dam well worth seeing... because again, it gives insights into how TRIALS riders and winners think, how they practice, and how to do even harder things, splatters and all that. Some of it I even use, but I don't think Ill be doing 4th gear splatters in my lifetime.
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