2019 Beta 125 RR-S

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by modette, May 23, 2020.

  1. modette

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    I picked up a Beta 125 RR-S from MotoAdventure in Loveland, CO to test out and review. Price was right, and very easy dealing with them.

    I have made a few videos so far, but here is the singletrack one which is the latest and probably the most interesting one for people so far. heading out in a bit on the bike to get more video.

    This list may change with time. As of 5/23/2020

    Likes:
    Cost
    Seat Height
    Fuel Mileage
    Insurance Cost
    Passenger Pegs (for my daughter she is 8)

    Dislikes:
    Stock gearing for very steep hills
    Aftermarket Parts (no bigger tank, limited options if there is an option etc)
    Vent cap dribbles fuel
    QC at Beta Factory is low
    Basic Dash - I installed a Voyager
    No Skid Plate (Pre-Installed)
    No Hand Guards (Pre-Installed)
    Keyed Tank, Keyed Seat (why! the 500 RR-S isn't keyed everywhere)

    Farkles:
    Voyager
    Nissin front brake master cylinder (from XR650R)

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  2. modette

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  3. Navin

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    Theres a big thread on this bike already, search and you shall find!
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  4. UtahGuido

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    But this is the 2019! Bold new graphics?

    Kidding aside I like to see more press on this little machine.
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  6. UtahGuido

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    That was painful, and familiar, watching you try to go up that hill. It'll be interesting to get your report on the sprocket swap. A few if us have out in the 13T front sprocket but I haven't heard of anyone going with the 65T rear.

    I subscribed to your channel too. Nice work.
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  7. UtahGuido

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    Also, with respect to the lack of bottom end, I think the engineers tuned the motor for mid-range and top end. A 30 mm carb on a 125? My Scorpa trials bike with the TTR 125 4T motor has a 20 (or 22?) mm carb, and super low gears. Torque is abundant but it has no top end to speak of.
    But swapping a carb would be a major pita, it appears.
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  8. modette

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    Yeah I have to be economical after I test the bike I will be selling it this fall with any farkles I put on it. So a carb swap attempt probably not, that be pretty involved. I may do the Yamaha 150cc big bore kit as they can be pretty cheap and probably something this bike could use especially here in CO and riding 7,000 feet at my house and 9-11 typically out and about.

    I just got back from a ride, GoPro took a dump so got to see what footage I got. Rode a buddies Beta 390, and I liked it more then the 500 I had from Beta. The 390 is on my radar now.
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  10. modette

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    No offense, this is about the bike I have. I saw that other thread before I made my post. People might want to follow along as I try items on this bike like installing the Trail Tech Voyager, or the big bore kit I plan to try, or improving on the front master cylinder etc etc If I post to some old thread on a 2017 that has nothing to do with me the post is just lost inside of another post. It's not like I'm asking about OIL or some other silly question or even asking for help with a 125, this is a build post and my time with the 2019 Beta 125 RR-S. All I can advise is, if you don't like it move along or block me so you don't see my post. Very easy to do by the way. *sigh* I see ADV Rider is the same old happy place (sarcasm meant).
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  11. Navin

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    No offense was intended, I think the best way to build, share and find information is with a group of owners with the same bike. That thread is hardly crowded anyway and its a good bunch in there. Having a second, (or third, fourth...) thread to repeat topics already in discussion or that they could discover, why? Whatever. This thread looks more like you want to promote your videos. Eh. Best of luck.
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  12. modette

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    Got the Voyager installed. Had this laying around from Trail tech for many years sitting on a shelve. Did a software update and then figured out the wiring. So far I have the wheel speed Beta factory sensor hooked up, and also installed the RPM wire. Next I will splice into the stock temp sensor and have that information. Easy enough to do.

    Oh and that brake line is from my Honda XR650R, so is the Nissin master cylinder. I popped it off the XR650R as you can tell I need a new line anyways so I got two on order. This simple modification changed the front braking power drastically. It's night and day. Now that I know it works, I ordered a generic XR650R master cylinder for $17.10 off ebay. I figure you can not go wrong with that price and as this Nissin has been made for a long time knock offs shouldn't be horrible. What I gathered from looking at master cylinders online Beta uses Pit Bike master cylinders. I'm not sure why, assuming this generic I ordered works the same they could at least use a knock-off Nissin from a bike that has been out there forever.I guess we will find out. If nothing else, the real deal is $170...to be able to have some stopping power that isn't really that horrible of a price for a Nissin part.

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  13. modette

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    More pictures of how it look's. I also have the banjo for the brake light on order.

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    Nice!

    And I don't mind having two threads devoted to this bike. How many threads do the various KTM models have, each? Or a DR650? KLRs thankfully only have a few (:hide). The KLX250 has three. Etc., etc., etc.
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  15. modette

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    Just having some fun with the little gal

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    First oil change
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    I made a HDPE skid plate for the bike. Not as hard as I thought. I still need to fine tune it some on the right side. Not bad for my first ever attempt at this.

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    The Kydex worked out pretty good for the clutch cover, a lot easier then I was expecting.

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