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Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:27 am
by Boom Boom
Sounds good.... Nothing a loop around Shade wouldn't shake out of it.

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:06 am
by Laoch
I got out on the baby Beta for some miles through Michaux this weekend. The key to this little bike is -shift early and shift often. :deal:
I rode mostly dirt and gravel, little bit of mud and very little sand.
In the (and I use the term very loosely) power band it motors right along. Tracks well on the gravel, suspension works well at speed over bumps and hole. Ergos are pretty good, it's comfortable standing, larger foot pegs would be nice. It has all the positive attributes of a lightweight bike. Seat like a plank. Front end still a bit wiggly above 50 mph on pavement- I still think it's the knobbies. I even found some open gates and also did a little bit of woods riding. Hills can be an issue and giving it gas to pop over stuff ain't really happening :lol2: I did manage to loft the front end a few times once I got the hang of it, most of the time I wasn't expecting it. In the woods it seems lighter than the Freeride, the claimed weight is about equal. :shrug:

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:12 am
by Marylander
I wonder if you can get up hills similarly to a ttr125. The ttr gets really good traction so I just put my feet on the ground and zig zag up hills that it doesn't have the power to go up directly. I'm not sure that this would work on a full size bike.

For getting the front wheel up I have used the whack the throttle then immediately cut the power and then whack the throttle again method. This compresses the forks on the cut the power step and uses the spring from the forks to pop the front end up. I'm now aware of more trials oriented methods (standing and pushing down on the forks to get them to bounce) but my old method required no real skill. ;)

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:31 pm
by Laoch
Little backyard comparisons. Just having a little fun in between downpours.Image

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Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:17 pm
by Taylor
So.....which one do you like better????

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:34 pm
by Laoch
Taylor wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:17 pm
So.....which one do you like better????
Oh easy. For trails and woods riding, the Freeride without a doubt. Apples to oranges (get it? :lol2: ).
For DS riding on back roads and state forest gravel roads, or fast atv trails, the red one.
For screwing around on my property, both are fun.

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:41 pm
by Rut Row

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:44 pm
by Bucho
Neat! I'm glad the DAMN community is getting all these different bikes.

The little Beta 125 4T, another guy has an Alta electric, etc... Cool bikes

Re: Baby Beta

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:40 pm
by Laoch
https://www.ktm-parts.com/AB-21153.html

:think:

I've read some stuff about the "cam chain tensioner" not fitting, should get a different one? Still researching. Might run up the the local dealer tomorrow.

If I could put the KTM Freeride motor in the Beta chassis :whoop: :roost: :whoop: :roost: