Originally Posted by rotorhead511
I just jumped on the trials wagon with a 2004 GasGas 280. Any issues or mods I need to worry about? I know 280 might be a bit much for a noob but at $1500 I couldn't pass it up. My current ride is an '08 KTM 450 EXC-R and love it but hope the trials will improve my skills. I currently ride jeep trails, ST and MX on the thing.
Do you know the former owners? A cheap and yet pretty easy and beneficial mod is to get the clutch spring ordered from a 2006 or newer bike, replace your spring with it, makes the clutch a significantly easier 1 finger pull. But it might have already been done.
If nobody near you has told you, you need to move the levers as far in on the bars as you can, so you use only 1 finger on the levers. This makes it so when you fall over the bar ends hit 1st instead of the levers. I might find a picture to explain if yo dont get it.