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Rode it and then serviced the forks with a couple of new seals. Happy days

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Was on the bike at 6.00am & did 4 hrs of pretty well non-stop rocks & steps at the G with JPG after family matters put the kybosh on a trip to Wandy. Buggery.

New 0.44 fork springs have improved an already very good stock fork to really, really nice. Plush, great tracking & traction. No KYB required right now. Can’t believe how much better this fork is compared to an ‘14 Sachs 48mm oc.

I dropped in an NECJ @ clip 3 (was N2ZW, clip 3) - it has smoothed out the lean, zappy spike in the mid-range & given that electric-like fueling you typically get from the Suzuki needle in a 300. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but sure as sh!t is mine. No spooge, steady idle & linear power with the 38p/165m in it.

Almost 8 hours on the new girl & I can say I really dig the ‘18 Beta’s vibe. Feels more planted & steers better than a ‘14 & the motor is just ace for our section-y terrain. Starts if you look at it. The Gas Gas had it’s highlights - what a frame & fork! - but this bike just feels like home to me. Absolutely love it.
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Look what arrived in the mail today.
Another TMD chain guide to go on.
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..put fuel in it & went riding some tight s/t & pinches - trying to get some kind of ready for Wildwood.

Raining on & off in Sydney but superb conditions nonetheless. Loving the 300.
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Had a blown shock last weekend, had it fixed at Clive Ward but no guarantee how long it will last, so dropped the oil from the front forks and that doesn't look good as well, time for a change looking at 300 sherco 4 banger,Husky Fe 250 or even a KTM 250 4 banger.
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free rode 1500m of virgin creek bed with a mate on his tpi300. took us 2 hours. was great fun but very hard work. no cutting, just finding lines to get around/over obstacles
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Today, I rode my '13 300RR for the first time in ages.

It had been laid up because I rebuilt the shock (first time since new/100hours) and somehow the rebound adjuster got stuck fully closed sometime in the process - but I didn't discover this until it was back together...

Anyhow, sorted it over the weekend and fitted a 5.6 spring.

Damn this is a good bike!
I rode it for years with stock springs and was surprisingly happy with it.

Fitted 0.46 front springs a year or two back and loved it - just ride with as much weight on the front as you can and it just works.
Then I went for a rocky ride (admittedly on a day when my brain wasn't in gear) and I struggled - mostly because I couldn't reliably commit to putting enough weight on the front in the loose rocks.
I was seriously considering trying softer fork springs, but decided to wait until I had the correct shock spring was in.

That was today. Short version is that it is much better balanced and far more tolerant of sloppy technique. And the improvement over trail whoops is incredible - I was totally comfortable jumping them where I am usually pretty timid.

This is all pretty obvious I guess, but I think that the inherent good geometry of the Beta allows a lot of "not ideal" set ups to still be rideable.
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