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  1. If its thought that there's no problem, ask it to be done as part of the sale contract by the seller.
  2. arthritic

    Beta 80's

    Great bike but some small things. Fit a mud flap it helps a big way for cleaning exhaust / rad., Carb overflow tubes too long for deep water cut back and reposition, ours had air lock in cooling system, luckily I was checking it every time out and noticed it, took 150 cc of coolant but all well now. I backed off rear shock pre-load completely. Small carb. needs checking for water after every ride. Screw type fuel tap needs opening tight to its stop, we had it vibrate towards closed causing reduced flow and a stop after a full throttle section, a couple of times until we realised. All in all the list is nothing but may help with a new bike.
  3. We bought a 12 yr old Beta 50 with cable clutch and 4 gears for playing around on, 12 months before he was due to move away from electric. Now on a Beta 80 medium wheel and almost no set back. Every child that I've seen go from an auto / electric to a clutch has ben set back a few months so be patient.
  4. Even the kids that have been riding Electrics for 3 years go backwards 3 months when they convert to petrol and clutch etc. The Beta 80 big wheel is the right bike, just let him get used to it on a flat grass field with flags. i.e. slow work, figures of eight, slipping clutch in second gear tight turns etc more importantly let him have a blast around every 10 mins, not only clears the engine out but they enjoy a break.
  5. So can you stop with a foot down? It only says five for going backwards with a foot down!

    • FOR SALE
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    Similar to an Oset 20R but lighter, more power (1350w with 9 settings), larger capacity battery (20 AmpHr) and in my opinion a better design and easier maintenance. This one has been modified to be the same spec. as the T14 Elite, with Suntour Forks, Hope hub and re-laced wheel giving a 2.5kg weight saving off the front end. Purchased new 2 years ago and ridden competitively by a Class D rider almost weekly in Conducted events and this year the occasional Adult Easy. It has therefore been serviced after every event, still on original chain and sprockets the quality is that good. Included: New spares: Rear Tyre, Rear Tube and rim tape, brake pads, front wheel spokes, front and rear sprocket, chain. Used spares: Rear mudguard, Megura throttle, rear brake lever, repaired electric motor. Tools: Homemade testing leads (enables measurement of all voltages for any fault identification), Motor repair brush holder tools and special magnet adhesive. (enables home rebuild of motor) Old redundant parts: Forks, Front disc, hub and mudguard. handlebars, on/off switch, stand. Price £1450 Tel: 07985542554

    1,450.00 GBP

  7. Not sure what your local regs. are but ACU trials regs. require brakes to be independent
  8. Happened on our Mecatecno T14 as well. However Threadlok and a new shakeproof lock washer seems to have solved it. Its still something I now check after every trial.
  9. Next time try a trickle of water from a hosepipe on the outside to control the heat so its just burning, you can clear the insides without it affecting the outside. Do it once a year and its a simple task that's worth the effort.
  10. Beta 250 2T, it'll be soft enough for a beginner and it'll have enough to move up to top Clubman level
  11. Its about time. Japanese manufacturers, not bike specific, have been using common suppliers for years. They work together for mutual benefits.
  12. Hi Johnny, Don't delay any longer. I was 43 years away from the game, came back on a Beta 250 after taking advice, now gone for my original twinshock make from the 70's and loving it
  13. You've got the right bike for the introduction task. I did it after a 43 year lay off. The 250 Beta was gentle but ample.
  14. Got to be immaculate for that price. I paid £2100 for a 2011 in good condition almost 4 yrs ago. I'll be selling it this year, not as good looking but fully maintained, for around £1700.
  15. Had electric, Oset and Mecatecno, lead acid and lithiums, for two and half years now competing almost ever weekend. Battery makes no difference to power coming in almost instantly. You can help the rider by messing about with power settings etc. but when they start doing bigger stuff they need it on maximum for half the event. Even with that the better riders still do better.
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