Hey Billy.How about giving us your opinion on the Beta 4 stroke vs. 2 stroke evo? Is there a big difference in traction? Climbing? Turning?Just wondering what you think now that you have had both.Thanks Ralph
Sorry Ralph This is the first time I saw your post asking me the question. Not sure but that is the case. Here goes my impressions.
At my age, limited riding ability, slowing down reflexes the 4T works good for me. While the engine braking take some getting used to the engine braking actual slows things down when you get out of shape as I tend to do more than I would like to admit to. I think the 4T lets one pick their way through a section carving the section up bit by bit. The power delivery is buttery smooth on the Beta 4T. Unlike a 2T when going up a rock you can just turn off the throttle and coast over the obstacle the engine braking will kick in and you find your self slowing down very rapidly. One also has to allow more time or sooner preparation on the bigger obstacles as the 4T has a tendency to come on slowly so more prior thinking is required. As for the lightness of the Beta it feel no heaver than my 300cc Beta 2T. The build quality is outstanding. I have had some issues with my biles fan not going off or staying on more than it should. It turned out that the bikes main jet was supposed to have a 127 but some crazy Italian guy stuck a 110 in that day and shipped it out that way. This caused the bike to be too lean and making it run hot. Sticking the correct 127 main jet in there fixed the fan issue. Due to the carb being taken on and off quite a bit to fix this problem saw the rubber boot get cut subsequently causing an air leak. Now that the carb jetting was sorted out the carb should pretty much be left alone for a while seeing less wear and tear on the rubber carb inlet boot. A am still getting used to the 4T Beta but glad I went over to the dark side and I would not go back to a 2T unless that was the only option I had to me. I think every rider over 55 should be on a 4T................ These are my thoughts your milage may vary. Next time you see me ask me for a go on my 4T.. Cheers BillyT
Billy. Thanks for the input. Maybe I will try a 4t next bike. I sure like my 300 Evo 2 stroke. Thanks Ralph
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