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Old 05-17-2013, 01:26 AM   #511
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Talking Beta's are getting more popular ..

There are less Beta enduro bikes available on the used market.. The reputation is there now and it's not so obscure. I still love my 09 525 RS. At some time I'll upgrade but probably I'll get a 2 stroke 300 first.. love that 6 speed electric start 2 stroke 300!
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:16 AM   #512
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Yes, that is correct. headlight is AC. You can buy stator/rectifier kits to change it to all DC.
OK thanks! Did a quick search and found a kit. Not sure if I will do this yet but is is good information to have on hand.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #513
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Turn signal ac as well?
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #514
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Turn signal ac as well?
Nope DC
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #515
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How are the tank stickers holding up?

I didn't get any and really think the tank needs something.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #516
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #517
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Question Tank decals

Actually at 85 mph+ they were starting to peel back. My friend suggested a spray on adhesive. I'll try that, if that does not work I will peel them off.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:07 AM   #518
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Actually at 85 mph+ they were starting to peel back. My friend suggested a spray on adhesive. I'll try that, if that does not work I will peel them off.
If you find something let me know.

I had an aftermarket tank on my DR650 and put some small stickers on and after a bit they began to peel. When I dug into the problem I found out that most of the aftermarket tanks (IMS and Clarke) are permeable to gasoline fumes. Hence nothing will stay stuck on the plastic since the gas fumes are coming out behind the stickers/decals and attacking the adhesive forcing them off. While my small stickers stayed put, you could see the bubbles forming behind the stickers and in somes areas it was pushing the stickers off.

I saw an ad for one of the tank manufacturers once that stated their tanks are not permeable to fuel vapor and this would not happen on their tanks.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:35 AM   #519
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There are less Beta enduro bikes available on the new market.
Not true! They are mass producing them in China now. I heard it on the internet.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #520
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If you find something let me know.

I had an aftermarket tank on my DR650 and put some small stickers on and after a bit they began to peel. When I dug into the problem I found out that most of the aftermarket tanks (IMS and Clarke) are permeable to gasoline fumes. Hence nothing will stay stuck on the plastic since the gas fumes are coming out behind the stickers/decals and attacking the adhesive forcing them off. While my small stickers stayed put, you could see the bubbles forming behind the stickers and in somes areas it was pushing the stickers off.

I saw an ad for one of the tank manufacturers once that stated their tanks are not permeable to fuel vapor and this would not happen on their tanks.
Theres perforated graahics out there for this reason. Imagine you could perforate those if its much of a concern.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:26 AM   #521
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Theres perforated graahics out there for this reason. Imagine you could perforate those if its much of a concern.
How?
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #522
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Decals 2

McKay, the decals are perforated. They have tiny razor blade like slits every 2 inches or so apart from each other. They have developed tiny air bubbles through out and I have tried to push the air out of some but they still reappear. To me it's no big deal, and I attribute it to the heat of my garage. I live in the desert, and my garage reaches 95 degrees. Like I said earlier on my last trip I had some high heat , cold rain and snow all within 4 hours. Then for the last 10 miles we were racing at close to 95 mph. That is when the front of the decal on the tank started to peel back. As of now it is stuck on very well and I cannot peel it back. I guess the next big ride will tell the truth if I will try the spray on adhesive or I will not need it. So try to hold off a little longer and I will get back to you after the holiday, on my next ride.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #523
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here's an example of perforated decals. had them on an xr650L and they held up very well. zoom in on the pic and you will see the small cut out holes.

http://www.xrsonly.com/xrs-only-tank...da-xr600-88-up
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #524
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Yes I understand the perforations, didn't know the Beta ones already had them. I misunderstood and thought somebody figured out a way to add them to stickers that didn't already have them.

We used to put them on with Windex, soaked the sticky side, slide them in place, then squeegeed them dry, worked very well.

Please report back, I live in much the same conditions you do.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #525
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Theres perforated graahics out there for this reason. Imagine you could USE those if its much of a concern.
Nah, ya understood fine, I suck at english. Since they're bubbling - assumed they were un-perfed. Does happen tho.

Petrol's a solvent, great for taking decals off, so its a bitch to get stuff to stick. Works best if they're attached for a bit before filling the tank.
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