Adam ES

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  1. Agree 100%, that's what betas are made for.
  2. Ktm has the money to sponsor all the top riders from selling $10k two strokes to the average rider so they can ride like Johnny Walker too.
  3. Here in Iowa us enduro guys seem pretty scarce. Everyone seem to be into mx and harescrambles, or worse quads. Then you got the guys that think enduro riding is harescramble racing, We mostly ride deer trails along the rivers, or cut our own trails. Its as challenging as you make it, we have some pretty good bluffs along the rivers, I got one buddy I can ride the hard trails with. We bring other guys out there and they don't come back. I watch dirtbike channel videos, and his trails look pretty simple, more like what you would have harescrambles on, it does look fun though but higher speed. Hopping logs on a off cambered slope, hill climbs that you wouldn't be able to talk to a camera while doing so, steep decents to the point you have your rear brake locked and front applied enough you don't endo, splatting across creeks, and pivot turns to get through the tightest parts of the trail is what I consider enduro riding. Kyle turns around when he gets to a down tree, double blip, and that damn tree and keep going! That's what the Betas and Shercos are made for. I would like to see him find a long nasty rock infested hill and climb it back to back on all three bikes. I can see why he favors the xc in those higher speed trails.
  4. Ive got a little seat time on my 300rr now and I'm really enjoying it. I'm kinda comparing it to my woods converted 250sx, that's what I bought it to replace because I like very technical riding. Its heavier and the clutch pull is harder I find myself using two fingers pretty early in the ride, and the power is way more mellow, but it feels more planted and doesn't need near the clutch work, it lugs super low. As for the power delivery, I actually like it mellow, it makes it easier to find traction an that's what technical riding is about. I know I can adjust the PV but I don't feel its necessary. I think the suspension feels pretty good, it took a few hours on the bike for it to kinda breakin and get a good feel along with some clicker settings. I took it out on a Mx track and hit some 50+ foot doubles with no problems I wouldn't push it much more than that I know its not a mx bike. So what I like about is I can ride it for a lot longer with out getting as tired, every thing seems so much easier on it, and it gives me more confidence ecspecialy on hill climbs. I think it is the bike that I wanted my sx too be, but you can only do so much to an mx bike, plus I got electric start and don't overheat all the time. The only complaints are the kickstand its about useless, the kill switch location, and the stock tires don't work that well in my terrain. Overall I love this bike.
  5. Picked up my first Beta Friday- 2017 300rr and have only rode it for about 15 minutes. Cant wait to get some good seat time to give my opinion. My opinion so far is the handle bars seemed really low (fixed that already) and its the most beautiful bike ever made.
  6. Cat D4 through D8, my favorite dozer to operate is a D7R LGP, plenty of power and sticks to the slopes.
  7. High school to 4 years in the Marine Corps, 1 year ditch b+tch, 8 years dirt work (bull dozing and excavating) Now my first year of owning my own excavating business. I used to take my dirt bike to work and ride on the job sites after I was done working for the day, My boss didn't care because I busted my ass for him, He has even dropped a dozer on my property for me to build my own track. I love dirt work, its a great and can get your adrenaline pumping like riding, you find your self in some sketchy situations some times.
  8. I would recommend a Yamaha wr250 for a good starter bike, not too powerfull not to weak. They have e-start and a kick start, you will appreciate the electric start while learning to use the clutch. A wr would last you for a long time, they can be enjoyable to ride at any skill level. It will give you a good feel for a (full sized bike) I guess I would call it. Most riders ride a 250f,250t,or 450f if you went from a 250/230 air cooled engine to any of those you would be in for a surprise. Wear a helmet, gloves, boots and knee guards.
  9. I copied that directly from motosport.com tire guide. I thought the opposite too until I was researching tires a couple weeks ago. soft terrain= harder knobs, Hard terrain= softer, It does make sense after you really think about it. Trial tires are super soft, and spaced very close for maximum traction on hard surfaces and last forever. Harder and farther apart tread will pierce the ground and paddle.
  10. Motocross Tire Design/Pattern Motocross tires bring the tread. These knobby type tires vary based on the type of track. Soft loamy dirt, sand and mud get a harder compound rubber tire composed of taller and wider-spaced knobs that create a paddle effect and keep mud from packing in between the knobs. Firm terrain requires a softer rubber tire that conforms easier to the ground. Knobs are closer together and shorter to prevent flexing which creates a larger contact patch for better grip. In the middle you get intermediate tires - the most common selection. These tires tend to work well in most conditions. Off-Road/Trail Tire Design/Pattern Typically, off-road specific tires provide a heavy duty framework for durability. Off-road tires vary comparatively to motocross tires for knobby layout. In muddy and loamy trails a soft-terrain tire with wider and taller knobs is best. Trails exhibiting lots of rocks and a harder floor need a harder terrain tire with closely spaced and shorter knobs to improve traction. Desert riding poses a challenge as terrain can vary from incredibly deep silt to a hard base and lots of rocks. There are certain desert tires similar to an intermediate motocross tire to address varying terrains. Off-road tires look similar to Motocross tires and many riders pick a Motocross tire for off-road riding.
  11. Two strokes are awesome. They take a little bit more finesse to ride but when you get it down they are worth it. You will only be scared of your bike right at first, If you went on a all day ride, you would be comfortable half way through. Just for a warning dirt bikes are insanely addictive, they will start to rule your life, when you cant ride you will be staring at your bike, watching dirt bike videos and talking to other addicts on thumpertalk.
  12. Break it in as the manual says. Then ride it like hell till a couple days before the warranty ends, check it over then. If you see anything thing wrong take it to the dealer. If your taking your new bike apart right away then you need to find a new dealer, that's their job. They are supposed to be pro's. Would you want your boss picking your work apart and questioning it?
  13. Keep a couple extra filters clean and ready to go so you don't have to clean filters so often, but you will just have to wash 2 or 3 at a time.
  14. I just finish out the day of riding, ive done it a couple times, once on the trails and once on a mx track. I just act alittle cautious of spinning too much and bashing into rocks and logs. Its probly not the best idea but I dont want a flat tire to ruin my day.
  15. Call around to some heavy equipment dealers, and repair shops. You might be able to find some huge tires for free. Ive been collecting them my self, I always watch my local tire shop too see what they are changing tires on. They like it when I come get the big ones. They have to pay to get rid of them. Ive been thinking about a low section between two logs that might stay kind of muddy, and a plank or two bridging across the logs. You would either have to balance across the plank or drop into the mud and hop over the log.