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Old 04-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #82
Aanarchy
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Originally Posted by ADVCoop View Post
Looks to be in good condition to me. Maybe the engine or clutch are rough? I would ask why he said fair condition. I paid $400 for a 1992 Gas Gas and needed a bunch of work.
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Originally Posted by Seavoyage View Post
Although considered heavy by modern bike standards, for most riders the Beta Techno developed by Dougie Lampkin is still very capable. Beta had converted to the aluminium engine cases in the Techno to eliminate the corrosion issue with the older magnesium cases. Unfortunately the USD forks were still prone to leaks and the rear brakes were considered weak. Parts for the Techno are more difficult to find in the US. Manufacturers (Beta) are only required to maintain parts support for 10-years.
Good info, thanks. It's an inexpensive starting point, but I don't like to hear "parts are difficult to find". OTH I guess that comes with the price level. The alternative is to step up and spend the $$$ for a newer bike.
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