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  1. Unless you're sticking with the TRS that you've tried then it's important to know that not all 300s are the same, for example there's a massive difference between a Beta and a GasGas. If you're buying used then serviceable condition matters more than 300 Vs 250.
  2. Adjust the lever out so the clutch bite is a little before the knuckles hit the lever. Set both levers in a fairly neutral position just slightly below level. If you go too low it affects the position of your whole body.
  3. Yes in the UK all normal unleaded is now e10 and 95 octane, super is e5 and 97 to 99. E5/10 is the maximum ethanol percentage in the fuel and it's how it has to be labelled at the pump, there's very little info available about the actual percentage in any particular fuel.
  4. The 250 is really low compression and isn't aggressive on the ignition timing, it doesn't need high octane fuel. (Maybe double check the compression ratio on the 2021 but it's had the lowest compression ratio of the range for many years) Assuming you're in the UK you may choose super unleaded for other reasons like it being e5 not e10 but it's not essential.
  5. The old argument is 2 stroke maintenance is more frequent and 4 stroke is more expensive, more wear vs more parts, but I'm not convinced that it applies that directly to trials. Neither motor is that advanced, packaging, weight and character are key for a trials motor, there's limited need to move beyond stone age. The Beta and Montesa are a very different bike to ride, better to decide on that basis. On that basis personally I'd suggest a Beta or Gas Gas or Sherco but that's just down to me liking how they ride, I've only had brief rides on a Montesa and I didn't take to it, but many riders love them. For what it's worth my regularly used 2012 Beta may be on it's original bore and piston, they haven't been changed in the 8 years I've owned it, and looking through the exhaust port it still looks good. It has probably worn out of tolerance and would no doubt be a bit sharper with a new piston, but I've ridden nearly new bikes and any difference is minimal.
  6. totty79

    CDccDI information

    Timing and advance may differ and would change engine character. I'm unsure if the wiring pin out changed over the years but I doubt it. On a high comp motor the wrong CDI could lead to detonation on a SS you'd probably get away with it.
  7. The hand written 50 for link to frame bolt should be 30, I've zoomed in and it's clearly a 3 not a 5, they aren't a strong bolt the heads can break off.
  8. Torque values attached. It says 2010 to 2014 but most figures will apply to all years, just be cautious about which parts have changed. The hand written numbers aren't changes, they're just because dirt made the printed ones hard to read.
  9. totty79

    Best Evo levers?

    I like the fold back type. It's common practice to leave the clamps slightly loose so when you drop it they move instead of snapping a lever. I prefer to have the clamps tight to keep the levers in a set position and you can do this with Flexi/folding levers.
  10. Beta UK are also really helpful, worth a try. If you haven't got a copy within a few days PM me and I'll take photos of my printed copy.
  11. There's a table of torque settings around 4 pages long, do you have that? I keep a copy of it rolled up with my torque wrench but I've just had a look and I can't find the pdf version or the link to where ever I downloaded it from - it is out there somewhere though. Caps just need to be wound fully in, they don't really need any torque they wont work loose.
  12. totty79

    Gas Bubbling Beta

    I'm pretty sure I've read posts on here about this from someone a few years ago. Sorry I don't remember the outcome but it's worth trying a search. I haven't noticed any bubbling with my Evo.
  13. totty79

    Beta or Fantic!

    Bike weight is a killer when you're learning, not because of the difficulty riding it, more the difficulty retrieving it from where ever you've got stuck. When I went from a Gas Gas 321 to an Evo 250 the main improvement in my riding came from being less knackered and from being more willing to have a go knowing that retrieving the bike wouldn't be that bad, and the 321 wasn't even that heavy it's basically only one generation old. It took me about 6 years of riding before I reached the level where many of the things that were still challenging were also a bit higher risk than what I was up for and a less capable classic bike to make the safe stuff harder seemed a good idea. Unfortunately I've regressed back to spending half the day dragging the bike about again so I'm pleased I stuck with the Evo.
  14. Beta clutch can be made progressive (plates, spring preload, clearance and oil are all factors) but although I ride a Beta I prefer the gas gas clutch. Might be worth sticking with the rev3 if the bits that matter are in good condition, same motor as the Evo, and a 3 or 4 year old bike could easily need a couple of hundred quid worth of parts to refresh it if maintenance been neglected The other 250s I've tried were livelier than the Beta. Most 125s are compared to 250s lively rev happy things but with less power, and they feel lighter. I think they're fun to ride but not everyone gets on with them. Some 300s can plod along nicely on the torque at low revs, they aren't all beasts, but there is a more risk of them catching you out.
  15. totty79

    2018 Evo 200

    Nope not my bike, nothing to do with me at all. I said that it may have been done unnecessarily, I never said it should be needed so what's your point. Considering a bike abused and advising against it because it's had an engine rebuild makes no sense at all, it could be in mint condition for all we know. We have no information to go on. The advice the OP needs is on how to inspect a used trials bike, basically what is the state of all of the serviceable parts, how to gauge how much use it's had and checking receipts to see what the rebuild entailed and who did it. I'd even say there's nothing wrong with a well used bike if well maintained and priced accordingly. Hughie, listen to trapezeartist and lineaway they've given some good advice.
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