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Old 29-07-2019
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Enjoyed the crap out of riding it with the stock fork & AirMousse 12psi. The 300 has never handled better, tbh - inc with KYB.

If Iím being brutally honest, for my terrain & speed the oc is a better choice. I would need more tweaking to the KYBís to make them as compliant as the Sachs in the rocks & chop at low speed. Yes, thatís possible & not too difficult but icbf - Iíd rather ride my bike.

The fact is, Beta have improved the fork dramatically from Ď14 to Ď18. Is it as good as a Gas Gas SSS fork - no. But, Iím a gumby 50 year old & itís more than good enough for me, the 300 & rocky s/t.
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Old 31-08-2019
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I put the stock FMF pipe back on & rode it. TSPR did a great job blowing out the dings & they also helped me re fitment. The lower pipe mount tab was hella bent, making line-up a bit of a sh!tter. All good now. Ticked over 110hrs this morning, too.

I vastly prefer the stock pipe over the PC Platinum I had on as a spare. The FMF is quieter & has smoother power everywhere.

It was the bikeís 1 year in my shed birthday the other day, so I got it a new sticker kit as a pressie. Itís still mostly stock except for an NEDW needle, mousse (f) & TuBliss (r) and 12mm bar risers. The risers have gotten rid of a sore lower back from crouching in standing attack for too long.

I sold my Beta KYB SSS kit a week ago & so have a bit oí dosh lying around - but every time I ride the thing Iím reminded what a great bike it is for me.

Still a Beta fanboi
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Old 31-08-2019
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My 2015 300RR just goes great. It's only the rider that lets the show down. I love the thing and don't hanker to replace it, particularly as I'm trying not to splash cash. The only bike I'd want is something like a DRZ, since I'm moving to a place which apart from the single tracks for the 300RR, also has lots of adventure-bike style country on the doorstep, so I wouldn't mind a 4T that can cruise the fire trails dirt roads for hundreds of k's in a day.

Mine has Stegz Pegs, P-tech bashplate, EE handguards, a fancy linkage guard that Roon sold me, Tubliss, NECJ needle. Can't think what else.

Geez, what have I done to mine recently?? (you can see I haven't been visiting DBW in a while!)
* Filled it with fuel a few times, but only rarely as we spend hours wrestling the bikes less than a few k's.
* Suspension service recently ... but my forks are flogging out and still need to be hard anodized.
* Put on a fatty front (big improvement!) and from FFRC tried a GT 369KX on the rear, which is incredibly big and gummy with big knobs and wide spacing ... I was pretty suss but it's been good actually. Unreal in hard dry stuff. Not good on wet rock. But a much better all rounder than I expected. Not going to last long and I plan to get a 333.

The bike gets very long rests between uses as I usually injure myself severely somehow, usually toppling off it at slow speed onto a rock or stick or something and breaking ribs. I invested in more extensive body armour recently.
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had ffrc do a revalve and some mods to my xtrainer suspension. its gone from the worst handling bike ive ever ridden to the best handling bike ive ever ridden. really stoked
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Pulled out the rear shock again last night, only had it serviced about 30 hours ago but last ride it dumped a heap of oil out and started making a clunking sound.

The bike had a similar issue and sound coming from the shock when I bought it (130 hours on it) and the tuner said it was due to a failure internally where oil basically went where it shouldn't go

Anyone else have/had similar shock issues?
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had a ktm shock do that at about 350 hours, but i never serviced it from new
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Jesus that's a long time, no wonder it was fecked!

Funny thing is I have the cursed red Marzocchi forks which I was worried may be cactus when purchasing the bike initially and of all things to give me issues it's the shock

Other than that I must say I love this bike, handles so much better than any pumpkin I've ever had
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Got the shock back last night, issue was the seal blew out dumping all the oil hence the clunking sound. Shocks received a full rebuild (bushes, rings etc) so hopefully it lasts longer than 30 hours this time.

Will throw that back in this week, install new NECW needle and go for a rip on Saturday
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After doing some reading in here and on other sites ive changed needles on my 17' 300RR.
Ive just been running the N2ZW that came in the bike when i brought it. Dont like the snatchy feeling down low with this needle however (few to many whisky throttles). I cant really find too much info on this needle like the suzuki ones.
For the $14 ive changed it to the NECJ to give it a go, clip #3. I wanted to get the NEDW but the shop I went to had no stock.
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After doing some reading in here and on other sites ive changed needles on my 17' 300RR.
Ive just been running the N2ZW that came in the bike when i brought it. Dont like the snatchy feeling down low with this needle however (few to many whisky throttles). I cant really find too much info on this needle like the suzuki ones.
For the $14 ive changed it to the NECJ to give it a go, clip #3. I wanted to get the NEDW but the shop I went to had no stock.
You may find the NECJ a tad lean & snatchy off the bottom, too.

These days, I prefer the NEDW with fat jetting over the NECJ. With pv flush, 38p & 168m and 40/1 the bike is strong & buttery-smooth with no mega hit all the way through.

NECJ will part your hair, though! Plenny strong..
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