Beta RR /RS 4T enduro thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by the white rabbit, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Thanks much for that description R1 !
    That would jive with the bike sounding like it was starved of fuel, and explain why 5-10 mins later it would start (air leaking in ?) Will confirm the issue resolved as soon as I can/next ride.

    Re the battery, I've heard of the Lithium Ion batteries, but also heard that were not that great for cold starts (in Canachuk, so we do get lower temps). Did you have issues with your stock (YTX5L-BS) battery ?
  2. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    The only "issue" I had with the stock battery was it didn't have enough oomph to crank/start the bike when it was in gear after warmed up to operating temp.
    Yes, Lithium Ion batteries need a little "wake up" draw before they perform well in colder temps. Don't have cold temps where I ride :)

    Dave
  3. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    You can probably solve the bogging and engine stalling problem by looking under your skid plate for a hose coming off your bike that has a plug and a clip on it. Remove that plug. Nobody seems to know what it does other than cause bikes to stall. I think the plug is supposed to prevent fuel leakage during shipping or something.

    Regarding voltage, there is a fix that eliminates the AC/DC voltage switching it to DC only. The stator and regulator are replaced. I had Dave Turner at Get Dirty Dirt Bikes do this for my bike. He has since developed a plug and play version. I've gone through a whole lot of batteries and recommend using a battery tender. I've tried lead acid batteries, stock and aftermarket. Have had 3 different versions of Lithium Ion batteries. Right now I'm using the EarthX battery and like that one the best. Now if I can just ride enough or keep the battery on the battery tender......
  4. astur

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    Hello from Spain, I just bought a 2006 400 RFS beta (ktm engine), and I'm very happy, had a drz before, and this feels more Thin. As I put some pictures nice bag ... salu2.:

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  5. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

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    Nice photo Astur! Great bike and mountain scene. Thanks for sharing.
  6. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Update - issue appears to be solved !

    The hose from the petcock (tank) to the carb was long enough to have an slight upward curl in it (and was tucked under the frame), hence this was inhibiting fuel flow to the carb - as this is gravity dependant !
    I changed the angle/path the hose takes to the carb, so that there is only a slight upward path (near flat), and the majority of it is now a downward slope to the carb's fuel input, with the carb fuel input now pointing straight upwards.
    Gravity is now doin its thing, and she didnt stall once today !

    Thanks all !
  7. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    Great to hear !!
    Enjoy the great bike !!

    Dave
  8. jcarlson9

    jcarlson9 Been here awhile

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    well im selling my 08 husky te 450,was going orange but decided a new rs 400 or 450 is the way to go.can any one direct me to a link of all the basic stuff to do to it to dial it in as soon as i pick it up ?,thanks
  9. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Bike needs nothing (seriously). I added a bar riser, some hand guards, and a GL Mohavi bag, and thats it !

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  10. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    suhweet. i pick up an 11 450rr, street legal, tomorrow. can't wait :freaky
  11. jcarlson9

    jcarlson9 Been here awhile

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    well maybe an fmf q silencer ?,toyko mods carb ?,i cant wait :D
  12. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    rekluse core exp clutch and racetech gold valves on it. plus a few little other things. i've already eyed a few goodies from the beta web site. i've always done an aftermarket exhaust on all my other bikes, but probably won't on this one. i'll come back to this post in a few months and see.....
  13. WallyWhirled

    WallyWhirled Been here awhile

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    Smaller countershaft sprocket if riding something other than desert.
  14. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    You might adjust those handguards to a level/ground position. If you hit anything like they are now they will have no strength and rotate . Not good. They actually protect nothing as they are now.
  15. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    The pic/angle may exaggerate it some, but they are protecting the levers, and the master cylinders (As I ride standing, hence the levers are angled downward). Tested by repeated dropping :norton. They're tight enough that they wont spin. Straightening them out simply means broken levers when she goes down, As I've found that most handguards offer only minimal protection, in that a serious get off will result in bent bars, or worse.

    Thanks.
  16. Guerillah

    Guerillah Been here awhile

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    Hello all,

    New owner of a 2009 525 RR here. The bike has around 1600 miles on it, anything specific I should check? Was the bike well greased from the factory or should I tear her apart and grease everything? I will be checking the valve clearance, changing oil/filters also.

    Is there anything to be gained by going to a JD Jet kit versus stock?

    Also, I've been looking for new plastics for the thing but cannot find any, only graphic kits. Does American Beta carry 09 plastics?

    Thanks all! I will have pics soon!
  17. jcarlson9

    jcarlson9 Been here awhile

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    can any one tell me how to get to the beta talk web site ?,i cant find it :huh
  18. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    Had my first ride today on my new to me 2011 Beta 450 RR :clap Not many complaints here. The Rekluse really makes a huge difference.

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  19. offworlder

    offworlder Been here awhile

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    Gone. Doesnt exist any more. This (thread) is our (Beta owners) new home.
  20. Sunnyogi

    Sunnyogi n00b

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    Hy Mates,

    I'm Sunnyogi from Hungary. I owned a '09 RR 525 a couple of months ago.
    Tips, ideas and new friends came over to this forum.

    If i find the image upload feature, I put on my bike.