Beta EVO Thread

Discussion in 'Trials' started by garrett, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. SammyD

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    I've been quoted $7,300 for a '14 Beta Evo 300 2t. That inlcudes shipping but not taxes or registration. Trying to find the balls to pull the trigger.

    Sound like a good price?
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    It's only money. You can make more. Go ahead!
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  3. laser17

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    Sounds like $500 off MSRP and free shipping, so yes. Thats a good deal for a new one.


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  4. lineaway

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  5. laser17

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  6. nwcycle

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    Wont last, being that there is not a whole lot of difference and to save around $1000.00
    Could buy you lots of parts and farkle:D
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  7. garrett

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    Anyone using synthetic gearbox oil in the new Evo's? I'm using dino in my '14 right now. I tried motorcycle synthetic in my '05 Rev3 and it caused the clutch to slip. Haven't tried synthetic in this one yet. Curious as to what others have experienced.

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  8. lineaway

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    They changed the oil ratings a few years back. You need an oil for wet clutches, stay away from higher mileage less friction labeled products. Myself, ATF does the job.
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  9. jonnyc21

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    yes, needs to be oil for wet clutches!
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  10. garrett

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    I should have been clearer, my apologies. I use Rotella T6 which is a JASO MA oil, in my other bikes. I'm wondering if anyone uses a motorcycle rated synthetic in the gearbox of the Evo and if the clutch slipped at all.

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  11. lineaway

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  13. lineaway

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    The link works from my end. Do a search of T6. It`s a diesel engine oil. Shell does make M/C oil.
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  14. oldenuf

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    Shell Rotella T6 is a heavy duty all purpose oil, mostly used in commercial diesel applications, but works fine in gas engines, and carries the JSO MA spec for motorcycle use with wet clutch. It's right there in the download. Just need to verify it meets the manufacture recommended oils for the transmission.

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  15. garrett

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    It's not just a diesel oil, it's also used for gas engines and has a JASO MA rating for bikes.
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  16. garrett

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    You hit the nail on the head. I can't find anything in any literature that advises against using synthetic in the new bikes. I used Amsoil motorcycle oil in my '05 Rev3 and it slipped when it got hot so I didn't use it again. I've been using Opti, a synthetic blend, and it works fine. I'm thinking I'll try the T6 but wanted to see if anyone uses it in the trials bike.
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  17. oldenuf

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    I use it in my Sherco X-Ride, which is the 290 motor, no clutch slip, and the manual says to use 10-40 SAE. I'm not sure if the X-Ride uses the same clutch as the trials. Have to say I'm running a couple changes through it with wear in and I will probably then go with a transmission specific lube, i.e. Motul 10-40 MTL with the recommended 10-40 spec. After all it only takes 450 mls.

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  18. lineaway

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    Well Rotella has been around for a long while and the favorite for cheap synthetic oil. There actually is quite a discussion on the newer energy saving formula`s and wet clutch use. It would be a lot easier just to buy a liter of good M/C oil (Or ATF) being the bike only takes 500ml. Good Luck.
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  19. garrett

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    Thanks for the feedback Art.
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  20. garrett

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    Yeah I get what you're saying. I don't believe the T6 is an 'energy saving' oil per se. It says that it conserves energy compared to Rotella T, the non synth version. Is that splitting hairs? Not sure. I've been using it in my KTM350 with good results. I follow the same oil change intervals and the bikes shifts better on the T6 than the Motorex. I'm going to try it and see how it works.
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