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Old 01-03-2014
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Arctra's Beta Bike Build

Build Index
Nuetech Tubeless Tyre System: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1787913
Suspension day: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1790582
Stock Fork Valving: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1790615
First service: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1790832
Protection time: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1792015
Carb work and valve clearance check: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1794968
Carb fine-tuning ride: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1799649
Rekluse install 1: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1802686
Rekluse install 2: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1802687
Rekluse install 3: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1802688
LHRB fitted and bled: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1803408
Trouble in paradise: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1805662
Removing Cylinder Head Cover: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1805918
More protection (Rear Brake Disc Guard): http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1807912
Trouble with Tubeliss system: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1808174
Michelin Mousse Mania!: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1813970
Carburetor Vent Filter: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1813973
Swingarm-Mudflap protection: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1817521
Trying clicker setting changes for mousse tubes: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1820759
Fastway Linkage Skid (to be installed): http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1829656
Fastway Linkage Skid Install: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1829767
Gear shifter anchor: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1829848
Seat Concepts wider softer seat delivery: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1831916
Seat Concepts wider softer seat fitted: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1832326
Front mudguard fix and decal update: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1837732
Rekluse adjustments: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1873534
Valve Clearance check: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1877508
IMS Tank: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1875352
IMS Tank Install: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1877593
IMS Tank Install [cont..]: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1877596
Minor tank leak and fix: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1877612
Suspension Re-valve (take two): http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1885945
Rekluse configuration change: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s....php?p=1903150
Under seat foam filter: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...68#post1903268
Side stand footprint/shoe: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1903269
Fastway Evo Air footpegs: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...37#post1906937
Fastway Footpeg spring mod: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...12#post1918712
Relocated Map Switch: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1918716
Subframe replacement: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...59#post1925159
Fan override switch: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...78#post1925178
Heat Shield on tank: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1925182
Rear Snatch Straps: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1925188
Front sprocket change: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...40#post1925340
Stompgrip: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...82#post1925382
ANOTHER Rekluse Throwout adjustment: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1925387
Clutch Line replacement: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...81#post1930781
Force Case Saver: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1930782
FMF Exhaust system: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1930783
Handlebar "potential" vibration dampening: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...36#post1933836
Stegpegz: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...17#post1937417
Fitting the Stegz: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...81#post1937781
Stompgrip not holding: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...31#post1938131
Stegs - Extra puck: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1938132
DIY Fork oil service: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...35#post1942535
Steering stem bearing re-grease: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...40#post1942540
Shock service: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...97#post1943897
Front Quick Pull Axle failure: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1943904
Fork guard rub solution No. 2: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...04#post1945004
Front brake disc replacement (Dirt Tricks): http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1945006
Front wheel mousse check: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1945009
Side stand footprint mod: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...34#post1945034
Rear brake disc replacement (Dirt Tricks): http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...78#post1945178
Oil pump gear check: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...72#post1950972
Clutch wear check: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...03#post1951003
Other maintenance and mods: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1951007
Fan fix: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...27#post1954227
Kickstarter rubbing IMS tank: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1954228
Clake SLR: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1954230
Force Speedo Guard: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...28#post1956228
Rear Brake Pedal replacement: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...31#post1956231
Shock leak: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...58#post1960658
Linkage skid update at 128 hours: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1960660
Rear checkup at 128 hours: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...20#post1961020
Shock fixed and new spring: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...86#post1961086
Fitting 4CS forks to the Beta: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...53#post1961653
Fitting 4CS forks to the Beta 2: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1961654
Fitting 4CS forks to the Beta 3: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1961655
Valve clearance adjustment: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...92#post1963992
Valve Collet in Sump: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...95#post1963995
Metal Oil Pump Gears: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...=1#post1963998
Back on track - test time!: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...61#post1965861
New chain and sprockets: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...02#post1967102
Rear Wheel Bearing Failure: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...61#post1969561
Smash repairs: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...60#post1981660
Inspection before getting back on the bike: http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...15#post1992115

After taking delivery of by Beta RR498RR and having my first ride on it last weekend, I have decided to start modding it. I expect to be keeping the bike a while so I figure I may as well go to town on it - I'm a tinkerer anyway.

So this is the bike in stock form with only my fat bastard springs installed

Now, before I carry on, just for the cynics I had better clarify that I am not endored by, nor recieve any form of remuneration from any of the brands, companies, or people I me tion in this thread

Today I started with putting my Renthal Twinwall CR High Bend bars which are anodised red to match the bike. I took them off my Husky before I sold it as I love the bend of the bars. The bars had Zeta bark busters on them but the plastics were quite badly scratched up and not suitable for my shiny new bike. Fortunately the Beta came with hand guards so I drilled holes in the plastics and screwed them into my Zeta bark busters and they worked quite well. Slapped on a set of Pro-Taper Pillow Top MX grips which I have found to be very comfortable in the past.

Tomorrow I plan on putting the Nuetech Tubeless Tyre System on front and back wheels and changing the stock Michelin Enduro Comp for a Pirelli MX Extra on the rear and a Pirelli MX Hard on the front. If I have the time and inclination I also have a Rekluse Core EXP 3.0 kit and Left Hand Rear Brake to install too. Given there will be SX on tomorrow I doubt I will have the time to do it though.
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Old 01-03-2014
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Originally Posted by Arctra View Post
a Boyesen Quickshot 3 Accelerator Pump Cover for the carb...
If you can find one, get a R&D PowerPump Dean, they work miles better than the Quickshot. They're out of production but they are still selling on e-bay. Don't get the PowerBowl, they're not that flash.
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Good stuff. That bike looks seriously cool.

I'm also interested in some of the stuff in the background on the bench. What's the air-cooled cylinder and engine out of?

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Originally Posted by Nutty View Post
If you can find one, get a R&D PowerPump Dean, they work miles better than the Quickshot. They're out of production but they are still selling on e-bay. Don't get the PowerBowl, they're not that flash.
DOH! I knew I should have spoken to you first. I already have the Boyesen Quickshot 3 Accelerator Pump Cover sitting in the garage. Is it a waste of time using it or will it improve things a bit anyway?

Originally Posted by #39 View Post
Good stuff. That bike looks seriously cool.

I'm also interested in some of the stuff in the background on the bench. What's the air-cooled cylinder and engine out of?
Thanks. That stuff in the background was in Marty Wright's workshop in Yass where I bought the bike from - so I'm afraid I can't answer you.
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Old 01-03-2014
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Hey, pick me, pick me - I can answer that! It's from a Royal Enfield - an Indian one at that.
Everything from an XL175 to a Beta 300 to a Hodaka Wombt to a KX500.
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Old 02-03-2014
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very nice

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Old 02-03-2014
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Wow, that is a piece of art. I can't believe you're going to ride that, and scratch it up.
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Old 02-03-2014
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Just finished up installing the Nuetech Tubeless Tyre System on front and back wheels and putting the Pirelli tyres on. Just need to fit up the rear wheel again but it is SX time now so once the races are over I'll go do that.

One problem I have with my tubeless system is that the inner tube needs to be pumped to 110psi and my little compressor only goes to 80. Any tips on where I can get quick access to higher pressure? I tried my nearest servo's and they all seem to have the new-fangled automatic pressure gauge machines which only go to 80psi as well. My nearby Bob Jane's manager didn't want to know my troubles either.
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I'd call Bob Jane and complain if I were you...

That bike is sers biz!
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Either a bike pump for cycling or maybe the c02 bottles or if you know some one with a shock pump for an atv or mountain bike. I have all of the above if your near penrith western Sydney.
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