Beta RR /RS 4T enduro thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RICHXHELL, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. MrGadalot

    MrGadalot Chop Chop

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    No regrets on having one installed as part of my BYOB. It is lightweight and has worked well for the past year. It is a PITA to install, per the Beta guys so probably worth having it installed even though it looks simple. Still use a horseshoe bag with it and can strap a lot more when needed. High and tight, no damage after many drops on the trail.

    Also, use it often as a grab handle when pulling the bike out of the bush.
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  2. Yeti2ride

    Yeti2ride Been here awhile

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    No affiliation but Green Chile ADV makes a soft rack that weighs nothing and incorporates two tire spoons in the length for rigidity. Hardcore Soft Rack I believe is the name, I am very impressed with the quality. I have yet to field test, but have mocked mine up on 4 different dirt / dual sport bikes in the garage, and I'm very impressed with the options it provides.
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  3. jbb13

    jbb13 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Ha! I was told someone was going to look at it. Oh well.

    I'm kinda eyeing up a pretty clean looking 2014 350 RR. Still a carby bike. Any one have opinions on this year? I saw there was some design changes for 2015 but the mileage is super low and I'm a fan of carb'd bikes. Any reason to hold out for something newer?
  4. OleShep

    OleShep Been here awhile

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    I only have a few tanks thought my 2018 500 RR-S but it is looking like 30ish MPG? Obviously the larger tank needs to be added and I was leaning towards the 3gal but with 30mpg I am now consdering the 4gal but it looks soo big.. So 3gal or 4gal and is IMS the only option?

    thanks
  5. NoelJ

    NoelJ Long timer

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    30MPG sounds about right; these bikes run rich. I believe IMS is alone in this market.
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  6. MrGadalot

    MrGadalot Chop Chop

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    If you are not really going to use the 4th gallon, 3 is the way to go. I have a 4 gal and it is ok but often do not ride long enough in a day to use it when on the trail. Then wish I had the 3 gal size. If road riding, it does go quick.

    If doing all day rides, like Death Valley, then you need the larger tank.

    I have been considering buying another tank and fuel system to have an easy swap but pricey for all the parts. Too much work to swap the fuel system each time.

    So, depends on how you will really use the bike.

    Also, if you get the bigger tank, pay the dealer the $100 or so to install. It is not like the others...this should include moving the wiring harness under the frame.
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  7. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good Supporter

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    My 390 gets <= 30 mpg.
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  8. OleShep

    OleShep Been here awhile

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    is moving the harness only with the 4gal tank?
  9. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    As far as I know, yes
  10. MrGadalot

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    Looking at the current instructions on the Beta website does not mention having to move it on either tank. Maybe things are different now. I would call IMS to confirm but if rubbing after install, should probably move it.

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  11. BackroadsOnly

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    Hopefully they have changed their design. I had to move it on my 19 390 with the 3 gallon IMS.
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  12. OleShep

    OleShep Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys.. I really appreciate the information.. :clap
  13. MrGadalot

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    Shopped the parts yesterday at my local dealer to see what the cost would be to have a second, fully functional tank to do an easy swap between sizes, depending on the days need. Looks like over $1k. Fuel pump close to $375, fuel regulator $200, tank $300, sensor, plates....
  14. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Shirley you can't be sirius?

    Are there some aftermarket options available?
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  15. MrGadalot

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    The tank is around $300 as expected, but Beta OEM parts are crazy expensive. Shopped online to try and find others selling OEM at lower prices, but so far no luck. Also, I don't think there is any aftermarket for these type of parts. But if someone knows otherwise, I would love to be in the know.
  16. Bungholio

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    How much trouble is it too swap that pump assembly to the other tank?

    Ok, I'm watching it now on a 2017 390, lots of parts. More trouble than ktm.
  17. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Sold my 2011 RS 450 to a friend. He had the seat redone at Sargent’s. Man that looks good! I might have to have them make one for my 2021 RR-S 500 when it comes in.
  18. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    didn't know Sargent would do Beta seats. Could I send them my OEM seat and have them use the base? I want something super wide and cushy. 8 hour days aren't fun on the bike.
  19. mr_guns

    mr_guns Look Mom no hands!

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    Call them I’ll bet they would do it. They are here in Jacksonville, Florida so he took it in.
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  20. Twenty9

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    Same with me, 3gal IMS on my '19 390 RRS required harness to be moved under frame. I can get 110 -120 miles with it, riding here in VT.
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