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  1. First step: New Spark plug If not jetting then it could be the coil or CDI box.
  2. billyt

    Taming a 300 factory?

    Glad you like the S3 Red Head Insert mod Carlos.
  3. I agree Dabster. In the past years Beta have released the Factory bike info long before this time. At least we knew what the bike configuration will be, however the bike won't land until February or March here in the USA.
  4. Strange that there is not one peep about the 2020 Beta Factory models yet...☹️ Anybody heard anything about them yet ?
  5. Hey all..... I had some 1st gear jump outs into neutral with my 2019 Factory Beta 250. Before I went into the guts of the gear box work to solve the problem I did a simple experiment out side the gear box. I changed the gear shifter to the shorter one offered by Beta. Presto no 1st gear jump outs anymore. Did this solve the initial cause or just camouflage it? Either way it is telling me something... The long stock gear shifter affords a longer lever bouncing effect exposed to more things touching hitting it??? Not saying that is the issue, however that little bit of extra length does have to move up and down as it re-acts to jumping off and up rocks etc and if the gear box drum and pawl is dodgy to begin with the longer fulcrem lever won't help the issue. I would say that 90% of the Beta riders I see out there have their stock gear shifter set way to low. The gear shifter should be equal to or covering the proud standoff Beta name on the cover. A shorter shifter makes for easier up shifting and more positive gear engagement, the shorter shifter takes more effort to travel in given direction with less movement a longer gear shifter is easier movement but with more travel and more potential over shooting a selected gear. BillyT ? The Shorter Beta gear shifter.
  6. Are you the man to speak to regarding 4t carb setting 

  7. Is there AC current/voltage coming out of G1 going in to B1 at the DC Rectifier / regulator coil? The voltage coming out of the DC rectifier is 12 VDC so the AC voltage going in should be higher... Although this does not speak to the AC voltage side that feeds the spark plug it is health check of the AC mag in general.
  8. Hoodie What year and cc is the Beta so I can pull the schematics?
  9. Hoodie As we know the mag is creating AC. Low voltage AC goes up to the high tension coil and is stepped up to high voltage AC to generate a spark.? The low voltage AC from the mag is also sent up to the bridge rectifier and regulator for the DC ran electrics. Is there any low voltage AC at the bridge rectifier/regulator input side?
  10. Hi Hoodie2: First check: Is there any spark be it weak or strong ? Take the high tension lead off the spark plug. Remove the spark plug Re - attach the high tension lead to the spark plug Put on a par of heavy duty work gloves on and hold the bottom of the spark plug to the frame or the cylinder head. Here is the important part. Turn off the lights (test best done at night time ) and have someone kick the bike over several times in the dark. Do you see any spark at all in the dark? Sometimes the spark is so weak that it cant be seen in daylight. If there is a spark as weak as it may be then we trouble shoot accordingly. If there is absolutely no spark then we trouble shoot accordingly Second check: With the spark plug in the bike and the high tension wire attached. Kick the bike over and look to see if the high tension wire from the coil is jumping the spark over to the frame as we have witnessed this before and it was a cut in the high tension lead from the coil wire insulation allowing the spark to jump to the lowest form of resistance hence right to the frame rather than through the spark plug. Again, do these tests in a darkened area so you can see the spark. This will help us start to trouble shoot the bike. Naebotheratawe
  11. Vectradam You Wrote: my 2018 280 rr detonates above approx 1/2 throttle. needle clip is on mid position but i'm wondering whether this is more main jet, i have a 125 main jet at present. does anyone have any suggestions as to which main jet i may be best to go to or any other ideas We need some more information you: Is this a stock bike? Carb is stock? Jetting stock? What altitude are you at? What is the ambiant temperature you are running at? What is your gas/oil ratio mix? What do you mean it detonates above 1/2 throttle? Is that you holding it wide open for a period of time or just revving it up? Can you hold the throttle open and steady at 1/8 throttle (pilot jet and main jet) with the revs just holding steady and not running away? Can you hold the throttle open and steady at 1/4 throttle (pilot jet & low needle jet & main jet) with the revs just holding steady and not running away? Can you hold the throttle open and steady at 1/2 throttle (pilot jet, mid needle & main jet) with the revs just holding steady and not running away? Can you hold the throttle open and steady at 3/4 throttle (pilot jet & High needle jet & main jet) with the revs just holding steady and not running away? Does the bike ping/detonate when you let go of the throttle from say 1/2 throttle as the revs drop? When it makes this detonating sound have you tried pulling the choke on to see if the sound goes away?
  12. Konrad. I worked for Mikuni (still do) as a carb tech on trials bikes so no need for me to tell them anything.
  13. Konrad your statement above is incorrect. On most all carbs the fuel has to flow past / through the orifices in the main jet to get to the needle jet. therefore the size of the main jet will ultimately control of much fuel gets up to the needle jet regardless of what you do with the clip. The taper on the needle just controls when it gets the fuel not how much fuel as that is untimely determined by the size of the main jet. The position of the clip on the needle can't make any more fuel flow through the hole in the main jet... period..... When you turn the throttle it lifts the slide lifting the needle and allowing gas to flow through the main jet and up through the needle jet. At 1/4 to half throttle the pilot jet, main jet and needle jet are all contributing to the amount of gas It is only when the throttle is wide open that only the pilot jet and main jet have the main contribution as the needle will be as high as it will go making the needle jet at a fixed orifice at that point. The pilot jet and main jet is always contributing it is only the needle jet that s the variable in the equation.
  14. billyt

    Front folks

    Stephen 123 Don't you mean the "Yorks" We are flying above his head Mark LOL Stephen they are called Forks not "Folks"
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