1999 Beta Alp questions

Discussion in 'Trials' started by CodeMonkee, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Yeah, they seem fairly rare in the 2 stroke version. I did a CL search using a CL search tool that searches as many CL cities in the USA as you want, including e-bay, and the only one I found was the one I bought.

    I wasn't searching for it though when I found it, I just found it on CL one day. I occasionally look through their motorcycle ads to see if there is anything there that I can't pass up - like a mad ex-wife selling her ex-husband's Christini, or Norton, or Vincent for $1000, or something like that.

    This PO has a stable of bikes but is moving onto a sailboat so needs to cut down his bikes to two.

    I am not too interested in using this as a street legal bike, that is just icing on the cake and makes it so I won't get hassled by a gung-ho Forest Service Ranger and I can ride it into town to get gas, etc.
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  2. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    Your chain does look tight. Slack it until that adjuster is a hair away from the swingarm, but not touching.

    Lewisport has some 4RT seat/tank combos in stock right now. If I had one I would buy one ASAP before they disappear.
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  3. Rokoneer

    Rokoneer Been here awhile

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    I know of another for sale in Vermont if anyone is interested.
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  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    The ST was short for Super Trial. Not many sold, most trials riders just went with the Techno.
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  5. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    Nice looking bike CodeMonky,,now I know what parts are gone from mine.
    When it was new, my '96 had signals, and the speedo on the fork and all the cool stuff yours has.
    I may have to fab up that rack,:evil, unless I sell the bike first.:huh
    I'm almost convinced my knees aren't gonna take to riding it without resulting pain, or more damage.
    Here's my '96 all put back together and ready to roll.
    [​IMG]
    BTW,,I am having no issues using non-ethanol premium and I'm mixing Motul all synthetic at 50:1 for dorking around on trails,,could probably go more gas to mix, but I don't mind if it smokes a bit.
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  6. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    I think the PO said he added the signals. He definitely added the speedo - although the previous bill of sale had an odo reading written on it. I think he also added the key switch. The rack is stock, as are the steering stops and steering head lock. I am pretty sure the headlight and tail-light are stock too.

    Right now I am trying to find a long enough ramp for my tall bed truck, a metal fuel can for the fuel, and I think next week I may have time to get the front end on my truck rebuilt so it will be safer to drive. Then get the Lock-n-Load motorcycle carriers installed on the truck and I should be ready to ride. I need new boots too.
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