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Forum: Trials 08-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By garrett
I brought Ray up to Canada in July. We all...

I brought Ray up to Canada in July. We all enjoyed his course and teaching methods. If you get a chance to go to his school take the opportunity.

Garrett
Forum: Trials 08-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 299,848
Posted By garrett
I have an expensive alignment rod now sigh...it's...

I have an expensive alignment rod now sigh...it's the old pivot bolt. I'm not handy with a lather, nor do I own one. Now that I think about it, the replacement pivot bolt is probably cheaper than a...
Forum: Trials 08-13-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 299,848
Posted By garrett
Its not difficult to remove the pivot bolt, or it...

Its not difficult to remove the pivot bolt, or it wasn't in my case, there was some grease from the factory on the bearings and pivot bolt, not much but some.

I took the threads off when I...
Forum: Trials 08-13-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 299,848
Posted By garrett
'14 Beta Evo oops....

I'm posting this here as there doesn't seem to be a dedicated Beta Evo thread.

Just a heads up to those that are doing their own maintenance. I removed the swing arm to re-grease the bearings and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,740
Posted By garrett
Yeah that's what I thought. I looked at the LR...

Yeah that's what I thought. I looked at the LR kit for my Beta, but in the end decided that I wanted the trials bike to be a trials bike. In it's defense it's really fun on the trails but for all the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,740
Posted By garrett
Ah, ok. I wasn't aware it was a trials bike with...

Ah, ok. I wasn't aware it was a trials bike with a seat I thought it was more trail oriented than trial. While I enjoy trail riding my Beta I agree that it's not exactly optimized for trail use and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,740
Posted By garrett
Hey I see you have an Explorer-How do you think...

Hey I see you have an Explorer-How do you think it will compare to that bike? I had a short ride on one and I liked it.

G
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,740
Posted By garrett
Mclean Creek has great trails, Waiporous (to the...

Mclean Creek has great trails, Waiporous (to the West), Burnt Timber, Fallen Timber (are Northwest), Moab, Colorado... ;)
There are lot of quad trails as well as motorcycle only single track in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,740
Posted By garrett
I've got a 500EXC and a trials bike but have been...

I've got a 500EXC and a trials bike but have been looking for a light woods bike. I'm thinking the same way as you, 500 as my DS bike, trials bike for trials, Freeride for woods. Any idea what the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By garrett
My Beta trials bike has a very light clutch pull...

My Beta trials bike has a very light clutch pull but I would not classify the clutch pull on my 500 as "MUCH harder". It is slightly harder but not excessive at all. In fact, the light clutch pull on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 185,943
Posted By garrett
Ok thanks, you're probably right, I'll check it...

Ok thanks, you're probably right, I'll check it out. The stock unit is probably worn out as it's tight and still slipping.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 185,943
Posted By garrett
Sportsman class so I'm mostly in "survival mode"...

Sportsman class so I'm mostly in "survival mode" and not hunting during the race :D. I'm finding the rim spinning more when I ride rocky sections, climbs, ledges etc. Taking little jumps, that kind...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 185,943
Posted By garrett
Rim Lock

Anybody having troubles with the rear tire spinning on the rim? I've got the OEM rim lock tightened hard on it but it doesn't seem to make a difference. I recently changed the rear tire for a hare...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
Hi Gordy Will do. Really looking forward...

Hi Gordy

Will do. Really looking forward to it. I'm sure I'll be eating a few ibuprofen next weekend.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
Yes the Beta EVO is a trials bike. They come in 2...

Yes the Beta EVO is a trials bike. They come in 2 stroke, (which is what I have) and 4 stroke. They are a blast and the low down torque delivery makes for a lot of fun. If you get a chance to try a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
Hi Gordy Yeah I get that. I'm really not...

Hi Gordy

Yeah I get that. I'm really not comparing them, I was wondering about the 2 stroke power delivery as I've only owned 4 stroke dirt bikes and 2 stroke trials bikes. I've heard and read...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
The 500 is an amazingly capable bike and CAN do...

The 500 is an amazingly capable bike and CAN do technical singletrack and do it well. I ride with a buddy who has a 350EXC and I've ridden it numerous times and really like the bike. It's much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
Hi Big Thanks for the info. I have ridden...

Hi Big

Thanks for the info. I have ridden the 500 on the tight trails, Maclean and elsewhere, and it's weight can be a hindrance which is why I'm looking at a light 2 stroke. Actually, I ride...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
I wasn't comparing them directly, more of an...

I wasn't comparing them directly, more of an observation with respect to how mediocre the 250 was performing. Obviously it's not an apples to apples comparison as I mentioned.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
Howdy Enduro cross=blend of MX and...

Howdy

Enduro cross=blend of MX and obstacles. It would need low end tuning for that type of riding, but I think you're right, this guy was an MX rider playing on the obstacles with his kids...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
Howdy, Yeah I get the 250/300 is a different bike...

Howdy, Yeah I get the 250/300 is a different bike compared to a trials bike, I was a little surprised how little off idle torque there was on that 250. Thinking about it, you are probably correct,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 149,956
Posted By garrett
I don't have a damper. I was going to buy one but...

I don't have a damper. I was going to buy one but just never got around to it. Most times I feel I don't need it...UNTIL you need it. :huh

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 149,956
Posted By garrett
I have the same set up. You might need to remove...

I have the same set up. You might need to remove the tank to find a little slack in the throttle cable run. My cables are fine with a 2.75 inch HDB riser and the Flexx bars.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 221,190
Posted By garrett
300 torque adjustment

Hi Folks

I don't own a 300 yet but am very interested in the bike as a single track ride. My current stable of bikes is a 500EXC and a Beta 300 EVO trials bike. I really love the low down...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 149,956
Posted By garrett
Thanks. I'll give another rim lock a try. ...

Thanks. I'll give another rim lock a try.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 149,956
Posted By garrett
Thanks for the replies. I have a new Maxxis (OEM)...

Thanks for the replies. I have a new Maxxis (OEM) on it, I used Windex to seat the bead, nothing too slick. I tightened the rim lock snug, certainly "snugger" than the torque spec. I have to break...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 149,956
Posted By garrett
Hmmm, I run about 12 in the back and more air...

Hmmm, I run about 12 in the back and more air doesn't help traction so that's not a great option. Two rim locks is better but I'm thinking tubliss still.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 149,956
Posted By garrett
Tire spinning on rim

Hi Folks

I'm finding my tire spinning on the rim after a couple rides. I use the stock rim lock. I'm starting to ride the beast harder on the trails with more throttle than I used to so I know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By garrett
That's a good idea. There aren't as many dirt...

That's a good idea. There aren't as many dirt bikes here in Canada for sale and they're usually orange. Two strokes generally cannot be registered as street legal here, but if you manage to get one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By garrett
I must admit that I am considering a light, lower...

I must admit that I am considering a light, lower powered dirt bike to the garage as well. The 500 is great and excels at many things, but it really wears me down in tight single track. It's got a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By garrett
OEM 2013 front fender cracked.

Has anyone tried the Cycra front fender as a replacement on their 500? I just noticed mine is cracked from side to side near the mounting bolts. I can't imagine an OEM replacement will be any better...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By garrett
Howdy, I belong to both groups. Garrett

Howdy, I belong to both groups.

Garrett
Forum: Canada 03-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By garrett
Calgary Trial Riders

Any trials riders on the forum?

Garrett
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By garrett
Very cool. Shipping to Canada? ...

Very cool.

Shipping to Canada?

Garrett
Forum: Trials 02-22-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By garrett
I bought one of those plastic welders for all my...

I bought one of those plastic welders for all my busted rad shrouds and fenders on my poor dirt ride:D ,from Rocky Mountain ATV and it works well. It's basically a big glue gun.

Garrett
Forum: Trials 02-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,326
Posted By garrett
Canadian Beta Dealer

Howdy

Mountain Motorcycle is the importer for Canada. I bought my Evo from outlawtrials.com in Vernon, BC. Dave's a nice guy and will answer all your questions. I'm not sure if they have a BYOB...
Forum: Trials 02-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,326
Posted By garrett
Rode my '14 Evo 300 over the weekend.

At long last! My local trials club organized an arena ride to get out of the freakin cold so I was able to finally get on my new bike.

For reference, I owned a 2005 250 Rev3 that I had for a...
Forum: Trials 02-08-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 299,848
Posted By garrett
I rode my new Beta Evo at an indoor arena fun...

I rode my new Beta Evo at an indoor arena fun trial. I took delivery back in November so I was hurtin for a fix on it.

Lots of fun.

Garrett
Forum: Trials 01-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 299,848
Posted By garrett
I practiced doing lock to lock turns and...

I practiced doing lock to lock turns and balancing in my snow covered back alley on my Evo...now I'm waiting for the snow to F**K OFF! :D
Forum: Trials 01-11-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By garrett
He's a great rider and showman! He'd be a fun guy...

He's a great rider and showman! He'd be a fun guy to ride with and shoot the shit over a couple beers.

Garrett
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