BETA 2-Stroke Thread. 250RR, 300RR, X-Trainer

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ToriMish, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    I completely understand. Past season I've been allowed to cut some trails on private property and allow a few dirtbikers in by invitation only. After hours and hours of backbreaking labor watching some guy just spin his back tire and destroy your hard work is infuriating.
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  2. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    We would love to have you with us Rob!
  3. wwguy

    wwguy Been here awhile

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    I will if I can. My work has me travelling around the country about 1/2 the time, but when I'm home my schedule is usually pretty flexible. The best riding, as shown in some of my most recent photos, is about 2.5 hours drive north of Boise near Stanley ID, so ability to camp is ideal. There are also rural hotels and some rental cabins in the area. Riding starts at 6500' elevation and goes up from there. We've already had snow a couple of times in Stanley over the past couple of weeks, but that was a bit earlier than normal. Early to mid-September is the perfect time to ride that country.
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  4. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good Supporter

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    I'm keeping my 2018 until I can get a fuel injected Xtrainer.
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  5. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    Hello Fellow Beta 2T owners.... I have a complete, low hour, spare 300 cylinder w/power valve and piston... Was wondering if any of you with a 250 might wanna trade? Been kicking around the idea of trying a 250 so one cylinder swap and vola I have a 250....
  6. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Official media photo's finally out for the smokers if any of you are looking for a new desktop background.


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  7. new2adv

    new2adv Converting gas into wheelies since 1974

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    Nice looking bikes!

    Awesome that Beta have updated the bike with KYB forks and a counterbalancer. They are listening to their customers!
  8. shortman

    shortman Beta 500 RS, X-Trainer 250 Supporter

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    I find it quite amusing that I've gotten way more info from here and Thumper talk on the new 2020's vs the Beta USA web site.... They still don't show the 2020 XT and say coming in September!
  9. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Those are the two most obvious things, but Beta has done a LOT of really great little changes to the bike as well.
    • Tilting the shock body back so your boot doesn't rub on it
    • All bodywork comes off with only an 8mm socket
    • Larger "Foot" on the kickstand to stop it sinking in soft dirt
    • New display computer
    • New front fender doesn't bounce around like the old one did
    • Oil fill tank for injected bikes is much easier to access
    • Cleaned up wiring
    All kinds of little stuff that makes it a much cleaner machine all over. Really nice updates on this toy. Beta keeps upping their game and should be taken very seriously.
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  10. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Lol. I think it's coming with the Race bikes for end of Oct/Nov..
    The pic I posted a few days back of it is from the Beta Media Portal.
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  11. Rob578

    Rob578 Long timer Supporter

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    Shoot me the details when you get it figured out. HM next month??
  12. EightTwentySix

    EightTwentySix Been here awhile

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    Walked into the local Beta dealer to discuss the options of dealing with the coating issues on my ‘18 300RR RE forks and inquire about the arrival of the 2020 models. Somehow I walked out with a new left over 2019 300RR to supplement my ‘18.

    First world problems, I guess.:rofl
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  13. ChasM

    ChasM Been here awhile

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    I'm surprised that you didn't wait for a 2020 300RE with CB and KYB forks.
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  14. EightTwentySix

    EightTwentySix Been here awhile

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    I have a ton of spare parts for the 2018 I have now that will work on the 2019 as well. Plus my Sachs CC forks are getting looked at by the local dealer for possible warranty replacement.

    As much as the KYB equipped 2020 RE entices me, I’m quite disappointed with the lack of TPI for 2020. TM Racing has moved forward with fuel injection for their 2T machines so I really don’t see why Beta hasn’t at least offered it as an option.

    As far as a counterbalanced engine goes, well, I used to ride a 500 2T and a GasGas. To me the Beta already feels counterbalanced. :rofl
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  15. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    was thinking about buying a used 18 KTM TPI 250 XCW. Round about 200 hours there's some reports of incurable bog, crank seals going bad, etc. Let time work out the kinks on the newer model year offerings. Likely five years from now it'll be robust but not now - IMO.
  16. EightTwentySix

    EightTwentySix Been here awhile

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    I don’t keep my bikes beyond 200 hours anyway. My ‘18 will be around that mark by the middle of next race season. Perfect time to sell it and move everything over to the ‘19.
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  17. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Been doing a little trail work

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    nice weather
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  18. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Been good to ride the Beta. I recently picked up a trials bike and that has been receiving most of my attention recently
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  19. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. Supporter

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    I couldn't resist anymore . Somebody in here said at 60 it .... motivated them , after one little ride I have no buyers remorse .:clap 2019 Xtrainer
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  20. Rob578

    Rob578 Long timer Supporter

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    There's a guy on Betariders looking to trade a 250
    There's a guy on Betarider looking to trade a 250 top end for a 300