2013 Betas

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Gordy, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. NMTrailboss

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    Hi Laurie! :wave
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  2. AteamNM

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  3. Gordy

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  4. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    Found a used 2013 Evo 250. It was a BYOB with some extras. 3 sets of springs. $6,000 with a CA title. Total beginner rider. Decided he wanted a Ossa.

    Better sell my Techno or I will never ride the Evo for fear of beating it up.

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  5. Gordy

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    That bike looks really nice and barely used! Sounds like you got a lot of bike for the price.

    Let us know how you like it and please don't post any more pics of amor-all'ed bikes. It makes me feel bad. :rofl
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  6. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    It's 303 Protectant. Way better than Amor-all. Yea, I catch $hit all the time for keeping my bikes too pretty.

    I'm sure I will love it. I would have been happy with a Rev3 but could not find one that was CA legal. Just thought I was getting good enough to move on from a Techno. :thumb
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  7. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    Gordy, do you think the return spring on the throttle is unusually weak on the 13 Evo? I think the throttle is crazy light to the touch. I rode a comp today and it about got away from me twice. I compared the throttle on several other bikes and all were more normal resistance to turning.

    Can I put in a stiffer spring? or just get used to it?
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  8. cnybetass

    cnybetass Adventurer

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    You might try a slow turn throttle tube until you get used to bike.Mine has the ball bearing wheel in throttle very light to turn.Put slow tube on until used to bike then went back too normal tube.I have the 2013 300 ss great bike.JR
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  9. Gordy

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    Mine has the ball bearing throttle as well and I love the light feel.

    All of my others bike's throttles feel like junk compared to it.

    My guess would be to either try the slow tube (I have no experience with that) or to really work on your throttle/clutch control in a safe place until you also learn to love the light feel.

    I think that throttle control is learned from sound, vibration, hand position, feel of the spring----all kinds of weird feedback things that our brain takes in. It truly is a miracle that we have any idea where that throttle is at at any given time. :lol3

    Also, I have been working with my wife on throttle control. She is a total beginner and I have been stressing to her to isolate the throttle control from any of her body movements and to ride with peg pressure and quit hanging onto the bars with a death grip at the first sign of trouble. She is doing a lot better after I have beat that into her these last few weeks. :thwak
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  10. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    Thanks for the reply, I will just have to be more careful. I was unsure if something was wrong with the bike. Everyone I asked at the trial though it was not right having so little resistance to turning. I got the feeling most were not Beta fans from some of the comments.

    Both times I lost control were on the loop between sections. Guess I was going too fast.
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  11. Sting32

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    It was something to get used to... back when we went from to tube just rotated on the handlebar via light lube... to the ones that have a bearing on the end. so there is a slight chance you could go back to the normal old style twist throttle instead of the bearing one. But on my gas gas to install the bearings version I had to cut like I can't recall, almost a third or half inch of off , at the end of the bar. I don't know why a guy couldn't find a spring that is narrower an add it to the one you have? the trick will be finding one.

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  12. Sting32

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    It was something that we had to get used to and some didn't like when we went to the bearings on the throttle tube.

    I don't see why you couldn't find a spring that is narrower than the stock one and add it to your carb. the trick will be finding one of course.

    when we put the bearing on bikes that didn't have the bearing from factory... the instructions said to cut like a quarter or a half inch off that side of the handlebars so you probably can't easily go back to a non bearing throttle tube

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  13. Gordy

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    I cut the damn nut spear off the rear fender today. What the hell were they thinking? This thing could actually go through any soft body parts! :huh

    I didn't make an up last Sunday and had to jump backwards and down with the bike coming with me. This stoopit spear almost got the boys.

    Please……….no low hanging fruit jokes. :bluduh

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    I think it actually lools better without it. :nod


    Still loving the 2T Beta!! :D
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  14. BEEF706

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    It looks good, Gordy, glad your boys are safe:clap
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  15. kennyh

    kennyh Been here awhile

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    Spent a few hours on a 2014 super smooth recently that a friend/dealer has as a demo. I couldn't believe the turning radius and balance. The first section I tried I did better on than with my montesa I've been riding for several years. Made it feel like a tl250. Very well made machine and so tempting. The new black is nice but I sure like the red like yours.
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  16. mtber

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    Riding my 2013 EVO 300 in the backyard today, slipped the front tire off a stack of pavers and put a healthy quarter-size dent in the titanium pipe. Also bent the pipe up into the fan case. Had to put a strap around the pipe to bend it back out to get the fan to spin again. Now the pipe/cylinder joint is puffing a little oil and air when I rev it.

    Question: Does a dent that size affect how smooth the bike runs?

    I have been mucking with the jetting and needle to try to get rid of the knocking when I roll off throttle. After the dent today I could not get the thing to run smooth at all. Tried airscrew positions from all the way in to 2 turns out, could not find a smooth location.

    Needle came with the clip one notch from the bottom (fourth notch down from the top of the needle.)

    Thanks
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  17. Gordy

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    Oh....that poor Beta. :cry

    You will need to get the exhaust sealed up before it will run properly again. It's not the dent, but the leak that is causing your bike to run crappy.

    You can try pulling it off, putting a new gasket in and silicon the hell out of it with high temp
    silicone just to verify the problem. It may even fix it for a while or until you want to buy new parts.

    At least you were riding!!!:thumb
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  18. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Does the beat use a metal crush washer like GG? I would start be replacing that if it does. The quarter size dent probably dosnt effect much - other than your pride.
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  19. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Just saw this -- don't really follow the Beta thread. !Merde! The first dent really hurts.
    Down here in the desert we say that as soon as you get a new truck you must go to the chaparral and put the "Arizona pinstripes" on it, just to get it over with. There must be an analogy to whanging yer new trials bike...
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  20. nwcycle

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