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  1. jon0881

    Beta evo front brake

    Na its straight. When i pull the slack out the lever the brakes work just fine. Its like the piston is pushed in and wont return. The spring is still there so the lever comes back and with it all the slack.
  2. jon0881

    Beta evo front brake

    Well i need a seal kit anyway as the cone boot is knackered. From what i can see on the UK shops the seal kit is just the rubber boot and the rubber seal in the cap. Since ive got about a week or so, i might drain the fluid, remove the master cylinder and follow those steps before ordering anything. Hopefully i will see something trapped or worn
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    Beta evo front brake

    Hi, i took a look yesterday again. Pads and calliper are good. Levers are adjusted all the way in. I took it off and could see the spring but couldn’t see where the cup and pin is pushing against. I cleaned and lubed it but it’s still stuck inside. The boot is knackered so I think your right. Is it a service and seal kit I need then? cheers jon
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    Beta evo front brake

    no but after posting i thought it sounds like it could be low fluids in theroy so i will try reverse bleading them, Thanks
  5. Hi, I was hoping someone can help me with what i need to fix here. The front brake on my beta evo is playing up. They work fine but there is a load of empty slack on the first part of the lever. The adjusters are all the way in. Its like there is a load of empty slack not in the lever as the piston moves in. I pulled off the front wheel and im pretty sure the pads are good. A while back i stripped and cleaned down and it was better but its back to crap again /Jon
  6. Ive heard mixed feedback of people getting their 09 frames and swingers replaced. Some places want to see a fault and some are jsut replacing them as a preventative measure. Are there any places that someone is willing to share that is leaning towards the latter? Im almost certain my swinger is cracked and jsut want it all sorting in one go really.
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    Thirsty Evo 250

    I'd ridden Cowm on my scorpa all day and it sipped fuel. I was jsut paranoid about the smell of fuel all day and was hunting for a cracked frame and fuel leak. I guess i should hve fueled up after 2 laps. We took so long on the first lap we just cracked on before it got dark. I wont make the same mistake again. Dropping a 3 or even 5 on a section cleaned all day.
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    Thirsty Evo 250

    Hi, I did my second trial on the weekend with my 09 evo 250. Absolutely loved it despite it being very muddy and slippy. I fell on my ass twice just walking back to the bike to ride a section. I started 11am with a full tank of petrol. 10 sections which were small and 4 laps. The times i put the bike down i turned off the fuel and all day i could smell strong petrol smell. Being an 09 i was paranoid about a snapped frame and looking for cracks but found nothing. I couldnt see anything out of the overflow at the time either. At about 2:30 i ran out of fuel on a hill climb. I switched to reserve to finish just 3 sections and rode back and rand out of the reserve too! Im pretty sure my first trial i didnt have the same problem but i guess ill check the float height as a start. Any ideas other than that?
  9. Well I installed the correct ones last night. For anyone attempting this and doesn't know let me share a tip albeit obvious to most. On my KTM it was possible to move the inner spindle just out the way to get a drift in from the other side. On the beta this was not the case but it was possible to fit a smaller socket to the inside of the bearing and hit the lip of the spindle to knock the bearing out on the other side. I applied heat to the other side before bashing away.
  10. Thanks for that. i have for sure got the effected frame but i cant spot a leak just yet. I'll keep an eye out for it though for sure.
  11. So i bought this 2009 Evo in the knowledge that i knew about the problems and that i would be able to get them sorted still. When i viewed it i saw the below and thought it could jsut be normal or dirt. Lampkins said they will only replace the frame if its leaking fuel, is this the common consensus? I checked the swingarm and found that on the underside underside the cups there was some silicone sealing one of the welds. I didnt want to pick it off to look for cracks as i had a trial the next day. Is this norm or should i rip it out to look? Cheers Jon
  12. Bearings have arrived and quite wee is not the word. They are tiny! no way these are the right ones! (61901 / 6901) Oh well, i'll get the wheel off and soon see
  13. A guy also told me that the standard codes will likely say 2RS (2 rubber seals) he said always pay more and get the 2SS (2 stainless seals) and you wont have to worry about them for longer.
  14. Hi, I just picked up a clean 2009 evo 250. Yes its the snappy frame and swinger model but it looks ok to me for now The rear wheel bearing needs sorting out do i got the part number from the parts list 61904. Thinking back to when i did my KTM i was told to buy a decent third party bearing to the same spec. Then i was told to buy the full KTM kit which included dust covers and the internal spacer. Whats the craic with these then? Just grab a decent make one from Ebay orr off to the stealer? Anything else i should watch for or have spare in my toolbox? BTW the map switch, 1 is full power right? Cheers Jon
  15. Thanks for the replies. I'll stick to the plan and go for a 250 but not rush into an upgrade
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