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Old 02-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #16
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I got to say,

I was really good to read the review johnny5 wrote on the Beta in this thread.
Uhh, could somebody tell me what page that that is on? I think I was absent that day.


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It's a Beta 520 RS.
520! No wonder it felt stronger than my 450.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #17
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Uhh, could somebody tell me what page that that is on? I think I was absent that day.


I'm hoping it will be somewhere between post #18 and #20.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:32 AM   #18
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Hello, I'm Megan and I'm a procrastinator

The Beta's were definitely the center of attention this weekend, partially because they were the only trouble free bikes on Saturday



Before it's dirt baptism, Wally's new steed looked like this:


The mighty Jetta wasn't exactly designed to tow two 650 cc bikes... up hills we were moving pretty slow

We arrived at Riceless's abode in time to make some pre-ride adjustments to the new bike.

The man himself... He looks like the dirt bike version of "The most interesting man in the world". No Spanish accent though... pity!

We had two sets of twins on this ride. The Beta riders were sporting the 661 pressure suits, while Tim and I both were in Klim little boy blue get ups.

Tim picked up a drywall screw and had definite feelings on the situation. Actually he never stopped smiling, the happy git.

We all lended a hand... sometimes in the form of moral support. "I think that round thing is suppose to go over there"

Why stand when you can sit? It is so much more relaxing watching someone else wield tire irons.

The most beautiful lady on this ride was this love Beta. I tried to get that guy out of the picture but he was kind of clingy with his new girl.

Fast forward to the handlebar break. Riceless looking at the BMW, "Why do you keep breaking!?!"

Tim was a little less thrilled this time. Note the tie down strap around the bars and triple clamp. The strap is camo so you might have a hard time picking it out.

Undocumented is my bike break. A weak point on the KTM690 are the bearing/bolts that mount the tank/subframe. I broke both of them which led to an interesting ride home. Thankfully Wally loaned me his Husky for the Sunday ride.

As for the Beta test ride, it was fun Awesome power, always at the ready. Dial a wheely machine. Nice handling and suspension. Wally's going to have a gooooooooooood time on it at the REMIX.

The single picture from Sunday. I think these guys spent too much time together in Mexico...

All in all a good weekend, thanks for shepherding me around guys!
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