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Offline Jason Potts

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2019, 08:28:47 am »
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Show us your tool and spares kit' thread to come

That's a great idea.

Go for it Ian and I'll post some pics of my little tool and spares kit too.  ;D  I was toying with electric pumps and found a cheapy plastic one for a tenner at Asda. It actually works quite well but it's not as small as yours.  ;)

Seriously though these sort of threads help members and newbies no end.   8)

Going to start one off about breakdown cover. Love to hear people's experiences about calling these guys out in the small hours. ::)

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2019, 05:50:31 pm »
Some Beta Alp rims are Car type rims and require more than a manual bead breaker. My 350 Alp did Front and back However I power-filed the Rim retainer off near the Bead retainer so I had something to start with. By the time I sold it most of the Rim retainer had been filed away... :)

If those rims are fitted then you can only use the Beta Bead retainer bolts as others bolt down onto the Rim retainer first before coming into contact with the tyre wall. 

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2019, 07:07:22 pm »
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I'll expand it to include clothing and bike prep if that would be helpful?

Definitely. 👌

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2019, 07:15:30 pm »
I'll expand it to include clothing and bike prep if that would be helpful?
Would be better to have to have separate topics for each subject, e.g. Tools, Bike Preparation; Clothing.  One topic, encompassing all, will get cluttered, then readers will have to trawl through subject matter they're not interested in to find the subject matter they are interested in.  An example would be open car crews who'll be interested in the clothing, but not the bike preparation :)

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2019, 08:54:46 pm »
Well let's get it started. I think 'what tools do you take' is a very interesting starter. 👍

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2019, 06:16:28 pm »
I've added some new discussion boards to help folk find them. 

Will do the same for cars should the requirement be there.

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2019, 12:50:12 am »
Excellent...  :)

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2019, 02:27:54 pm »
PS I thought Alps came with San Remo rims.
For reference, the rear rim on my 2018 model is stamped 'EXCEL RIM J18M/CXMT300 DOT  461 - 617'.  So I don't know if mine has a wide lip rim or not ???.

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2019, 12:23:02 pm »
Possibly Triple could list a few Hot Topics of the Forum?

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2019, 12:23:25 pm »
As could NOTW...Ö  :)

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2019, 01:27:53 pm »
I'd been after some technical data on the Beta Alp 4.0 and couldn't find anything definitive on the internet so requested the data from a dealer.  He kindly sent me the complete workshop manual as a pdf file.  When I say complete, I mean as complete as Beta made the manual.  For example there's nothing on rear suspension.  The engine section appears to be a copy of a Suzuki workshop manual because the most of the images look as if they're scans from the Suzuki manual.

I'm not sure what issue the manual is at, or what model years it covers because there's no date, or model years on any of the pages, however, the file name is MSS_Alp4_M4_Ing (003).pdf so there might be a clue in the '003'.

If anyone would like a copy, pm me your email and I'll send a copy.

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2019, 11:47:39 am »
Beta never changed the specifications for the 350 since day one. Only the plastics and lights/loom.

The engine would be the last DR350. With or without kickstart. (You can get a kit to put one on if you need to).
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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2019, 12:01:24 pm »
Beta never changed the specifications for the 350 since day one. Only the plastics and lights/loom.

The engine would be the last DR350. With or without kickstart. (You can get a kit to put one on if you need to).
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I had the kickstart put on mine.  Never got it to work as the foot rest stops the full ark of the lever.   :o   :(

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2019, 07:29:37 pm »
Yes you do get 1/4 of a kick with it..... I found that if yer battery was not enough a 1/4 kick whilst holding the starter button in usually started it....  :)

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Re: Beta Alp 4.0 Topics
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2019, 06:00:41 pm »
Paul have you got the dimensions for those plates?