The THIS IS WHY ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by riceless, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    I've been perfectly happy slamming' The Mighty 950 across the desert for the last 3 and a half years. Incredible Motorcycle!

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    But that all changed a few months ago and my riding buddies wanted to know...WHY?

    It all started when this guy (Beta Mike) lent me his '08 Beta 450 for a day.

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    After that day I couldn't wait to get one. So I started hanging out at the local Beta shop.

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    Drooling on the bikes.:tb

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    Until the day finally came!:clap This Italian beauty is MINE!

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    Yesterday was our first real ride together. It went very well.:D

    WHYNOWTHEN and Buck Moberly joined Beta Mike & I.

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    Not the best choice of riders if you want to break-in your new motor slowly.
    So with only 35miles of break-in riding....it was time for full on.

    Beta Mike
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    WHYNOWTHEN
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    and Buck Moberly.
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    It was a short 40 mile loop, but it was good stuff. :evil

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    WHYNOWTHEN liked this drop so much he went back up to do it again.

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    My Beta performed even better than my already high expectations. I think we are going to have a great time together.:raabia





    Goodbye old friend. I'll never forget you.:cry


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  2. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    I'm so happy for you on your new bike but the last part choked me up a little bit. really.:cry
    I'm gonna miss the big ol smooth sounding twin, but I look forward to you on your own thumper.:clap
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  3. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Well I wasn't "choked up" at all when I said bye to my....


    I can't talk anymore right now. ..:cry
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  4. Windrat

    Windrat just a poser

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    AAAaaa New love
    That's one sexy ride your a lucky man
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  5. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    I had a great time riding with you guys. Nice new toy for 1/2 riceless
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  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    love "that" hill.....:deal
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  7. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    Great ride......Hard terrain...!!!:clapKeep up.....!
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  8. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Glad you liked it. Once I learn how to ride this little thing, it's gonna get better....much better. :wink:

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  9. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Wow...looks like a KTM with Italian clothes on. :rofl
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  10. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    The geometry is quite different. She's a better dancer. :rilla

    The rear shock linkage being the most obvious difference.

    The 2010 offroad bikes and all the 2011 models have Beta built motors. :deal

    Mine's an '09, but brand new.
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  11. C-Dub

    C-Dub Clean Air Hog

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  12. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Looks pretty nice but...

    I rode a TE 450 and 310 and liked them both. Then I rode an '08 Beta 450 and bought an '09.

    I think if you ride before you decide, the decision will be easy. :deal

    Click THIS LINK to see what Jimmy Lewis thought about the Beta.
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  13. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Always love your adventures and pics, Riceless. Sorry to see the 950 put to pasture, but looking forward to tales of your new ride.
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  14. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Beautiful new bike congratulations! Those rocky drops look real intense. I bet going from a big twin to a single is quite a revelation.....maybe you will end up with another big rig in the future too. Thanks for posting up the great pics.

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  15. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Here's a handlebar cam vid of a more recent ride. Man I love ridin' this little scoot.


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  16. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Congrats on the new ride! Looks like it's got a good "break in" already.
    Great pictures as always.
    After sitting on the Beta in the shop, I do wish they sold them in Canada.
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  17. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    It was nice to meet you. Glad you got in some good "break-in" rides on your new 990.
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