Beta synt parts (crank)

Discussion in 'Trials' started by danster, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. danster

    danster Adventurer

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    I picked up an old cheap beta synt (long distance purchase)to start trials ridding for cheap and turns out the bottom connecting rod bearing is very worn so I have disassembled the engine and am looking for a complete crank with rod or a rod rebuild kit plus some gaskets the Beta dealer up here in Canada wants $240 for the rod kit and another $237 for a piston, plus gaskets and crank seal's. I am looking for a good used crank, or a complete engine, cheaper parts, or anyone with other suggestions possibly other engines that will fit the frame.
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  2. LowPSI

    LowPSI Been here awhile

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    Try Beta UK
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  3. robbeach

    robbeach Rob

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    Greetings!

    Hey - what is the status of your Synt? I am looking for a crankcase - if you didn't get this going, might you be willing to part it out?

    Please reply to my "normal" email address, if you would - rob.beach at bmca.com

    I don't get on here as often as I should, so a reply to that email will hit me long before one here on AdvRider.

    Thanks!
    Cheers,
    Rob

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  4. danster

    danster Adventurer

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    Hey Rob
    The synt is working well. Let me guess you have corrosion in the water pump area I had a very worn lower connecting rod bearing and also the water pump area had a bunch of corrosion in it. i had the crank rebuilt (new rod kit from Beta dealer) and the corrosion was removed and I filled the damage with JB weld so far it has been almost a year with no problems and riding about every week or two.
    The bike works good I am able to keep up with the other guys I ride with on much newer bikes but I don't try everything they do. I am coming to a crossroad do I upgrade a few years to a a newer bike or keep this one, cash flow says keep this one but I am interested in a hyd clutch and more precise brakes although the new brake pads could fix that.

    Dan
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  5. robbeach

    robbeach Rob

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    Dan! Good to hear that things are going well!
    Cash flow <> new bikes - I understand. Better to smoke 'em on the old machine anyway - makes for better bench racing later.

    I have my cases apart now and am gooping them up with a 2 part epoxy. Hope it works! I will have to use RTV on the oil seal as the cases are <i>very</i> pitted on the outside of the seal.

    Go well!
    Rob


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  6. danster

    danster Adventurer

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    I had enough reference for a new water pump shaft seal to seat properly but lots of pitting in the water pump area around the impeller and outlet or the upper hole.

    Out for a short 2hr ride today maybe time for a new tire wet cold rocks and patches of snow takes a little of the confidence (1 or 2 brief dirt-naps)out of a guy.
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