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    Beta Evo 300/Evo 200

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    Unionville, CT (USA)
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  1. 2013 200cc jetting 1000ft or so

    I have 2015 Evo 200 that was still configured with 125 Main Jet, JJH Needle on 4th clip position, 48 Pilot (Slow) Jet and 3.5 Cut-Away Slide when I bought it a few months ago from original owner (probably the Stock Settings you are looking for). I bumped up the Pilot Jet to 52 and it still seemed a bit rich at anything over 1/8th throttle, so I just installed 120 Main Jet. I did notice a bunch of debris in my float bowl drain plug, even though I recently installed inline fuel filter.
  2. Gas Gas 280 TXT PRO 2012 - Fan - intermittent issue and Milky oil

    I had the exact same bike and swapping out the impeller shaft and new water pump seal fixed the issue with coolant getting into transmission fluid. Radiator Fan is controlled by heat temp sensor. When you pull the water pump off, make sure everything looks intact and not missing any parts that might clog radiator or cooling lines.
  3. Moto Tassinari VForce Reeds

    I was pleasantly surprised that my 2015 Beta Evo 200 already had the V351C VForce3 reed cage installed by previous owner, so the extra set of carbon fiber replacement reeds will still be good spares for either the Evo 200 or Evo 300. I'm not using a low compression head on either bike and they both run very strong with these reeds. Good find to see the V351B block from KTM 65SX fits the Beta Evo models with Keihin PWK carb.
  4. Beta Evo Factory 2017, manual and suspension settings

    if you've already adjusted the suspension for you, then whatever is stock is irrelevant. There are so many variables, that you need to work on one thing at a time. Correct spring preload with correct spring, then rebound and/or compression. Of course there are many other variables to suspension such as tires and air pressures. What works today might not be optimum under different conditions. I'd like to see some videos of those that have good experience dialing in suspension on trials bikes with an explanation on what they did - to improve something they didn't like.
  5. Sherco 300 ST Factory Suspension Setup Help

    I bought a set of those Reiger C-Spanners and replaced the 70N spring with 72.5N, then 75N and finally settled with 80N spring on my previous GasGas TXT 280 Racing for my 200 pound rider weight with Reiger shock. Sold the GG over a year ago, but still use those C-Spanners on many different spring preload adjusting collars.
  6. The Beta Clutch Fix

    Old suggestion of leaving out 2 of 6 clutch springs is no longer necessary, if you use the taller clutch spring retainers that Dan designed and sells through JacksCycles.com website. My experience on 16 Evo 300 is to use (3) of Dan's taller clutch spring retainers and (3) stock spring red retainers in the taller position.
  7. 2018 Beta Evo 200 or Factory 125

    I rode a couple hours on my (new to me) 2015 Beta Evo 200, after spending the past year on a 2016 Evo 300 Standard model (Not SuperSmooth or Factory). I'm 58 years old with lots of motorcycling experience, but only 2.5 years experience in MotoTrials. The Evo 300 was a blast to ride, but I've had my share of injuries - because the power is so much more abrupt than the SuperSmooth model Evo 300, or a smaller displacement 125, 200 or 250. To help me improve my skills this year, I picked up the Evo 200 and so far I'm pleasantly surprised how well this bike runs and pulls my 200 lb body up some pretty steep hills. You are light enough to also enjoy the Evo Factory 125, but will not be disappointed if you go for the 200. I went up 1 tooth in the rear sprocket, thinking I would need to, but think stock 11/42 gearing is probably fine, since I could make most hits in 2nd gear.
  8. Beta 2019 model

    Personally, I'm glad Beta is still making minimal changes to the Evo platform. Having ridden my '16 Evo 300 for 115 hours over the past year of owning it, I recently picked up '15 Evo 200 which allows me lots of flexibility swapping components between the bikes (especially bodywork to put worn stuff on current bike and save new bodywork for when it's time to sell). Final Gearing of 10/44 on the 300 is working well for me; but needed chain with 2 more links & Jitsie oversize snail adjusters to take up chain slack. I was surprised to see what looks like Original OEM chain with "half-link" installed on Evo 200 from factory to have 101 links for either 11/42 or 11/43 Final Gearing. Up until a few weeks ago, I was considering a Brand New 2018 Evo 200; until the opportunity popped up for a used '15 Evo with around 250 hours on it to make sure it fits my style (was alternative to trying to tone down 300 with heavier flywheel and weighted clutch basket... Which still might be an option, if I decide to keep the 300 for a while longer.
  9. Factory evo gearing

    My 2016 Evo 300 came with 10/42 gearing and I experimented with 9T (SS gearing of 9/42) but felt that 1st gear was definitely too low. Tried 11T with 42 and 44 but still was too tall for riding sections. I ended up with 10/43, then tried 10/44 and have been happy using 1st Gear in 90% of my Intermediate level Section riding. I only use 2nd gear if there is a bigger hill to get up. Going very slow in 1st Gear provides maximum control for my environments.
  10. Clutch slip.

    Total thickness of friction plate.
  11. evo 250 or 300

    I installed 0.84 fork spring and 7.8 shock spring. I weigh about 205 lbs + riding gear and it made a huge difference in how well it handles. Front fork seemed a little bit stiff, so I cut down plastic pre-load spacer 9 mm and it turns well.
  12. Final NETA Event 10/22/17 is ready in Meriden, CT

    Granted some venues tend to have sections that are so long, it is nearly impossible to get a Clean ride. I've ventured to other Regions (D4, D6, 3-D and NATC) where they typically run between 30 and 40 total sections per day (with 3 to 5 Loops). NETA Rulebook states minimum of (7) Novice Sections and (8) Expert Sections; though in my 2.5 seasons - we always have 8 of each. Intermediate & Sportsman classes used to ride 5 Loops, but that was dropped down to 4 and now Women and Rookie only do 3 Loops. Most of the NETA Riders should be feeling pretty comfortable in their chosen Ability Class by the end of the year & anyone that has "clinched their Championship result" - considers riding up a class as Non-Comp. My 1st time as Trials Master - is my chance to "try something a bit different" and give the Riders and Spectators a good event to talk about down the road. IF we get rain - or not enough Checkers... Then we will adjust on Sunday. From what I've seen at this venue, there is already a good draw with some of the largest rider entries and dry weather offers incredible traction to showcase your skills. This is my 7th MMC event that I've helped set up and this is going to be one of my best.
  13. The MMC "Boneyard Trial III" Final NETA Event is ready for Sunday, October 22nd in Meriden, CT. NETA Class Championships will be settled to close out 2017 Season with (9) Expert & (9) Novice Sections per Loop (about 2 miles long). Rider's Meeting at 10:45 AM and "Normal 3 PM" Ending time to be extended 30 minutes to 3:30 PM. 4 PM Hard Finish Time - to avoid DNF. Novice Loop shortened from August event. With increased number of Sections to be ridden in 4 Loops - most of them are slightly shorter than normal. Sections are Technical & Challenging for each ability class; without being dangerous. Overnight camping is available on Saturday night. Fall weather should make perfect riding conditions. Well marked Loop offers Spectacular natural terrain for Spectators to watch New England's Best Riders show their Talent!
  14. Engine smoking badly

    Repacking exhaust is removing old, oil-soaked (or blown out fiberglass) and replacing it with fresh fiberglass to absorb sound and help quiet bike down. 50:1 oil mix is going to smoke more than 80:1, but Choke should be turned off within a minute or so, for properly jetting carb. GasGas can also be made to start easier, but re-positioning the kick starter back a tooth. This helps to kick "down", instead of trying to kick "backwards" because kick starter is too far forward in rotation for starting point with boot on it.
  15. Oops I did it again

    Motivated to try something newer, since you dropped a point at the last event???