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Old 09-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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I might buy a trials bike

Tell me about the Gas Gas TXT 280.

Model year 2000. How do I know if it's in good shape?


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Old 09-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Tell me about the Gas Gas TXT 280.

Model year 2000. How do I know if it's in good shape?


Thanks,

Trials n00b.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:16 PM   #3
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I can help you look at it if needed and local.

Check normal things. Chain, sprockets, tires, steering head, swing arm bearings, Wheel bearings, etc. A 280txt should have awesome compression and even be hard to kick over. A good 2 smoke should always start on the first or second kick. If you have to kick the shit out of it then it probably needs top end work. Check the frame for cracks and gouges. normal dings are OK on a trials bike and you will put some in yourself.

Hold the bike upright and push down on the foot peg. The front and back should go down at the same time if the suspension is set up right.

Make sure the clutch will release and also that it will grab. There are lots of plates in there and they get a bit snippy some times.

That is all I can think of except maybe you need a 200EXC.

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Old 09-02-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Lomax.

All good info except the 200 exc part. I don't need any more waffling help.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:12 PM   #5
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And look out for Frankenstein rear fenders. But they all do that

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Old 09-03-2009, 07:38 AM   #6
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And look out for Frankenstein rear fenders. But they all do that

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Old 09-03-2009, 03:07 PM   #7
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Wow. Very "artsy". And here I've been buying new 4RT fenders (at 200 bucks a pop!) like a sucker.....
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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Tell me about the Gas Gas TXT 280.

Model year 2000. How do I know if it's in good shape?


Thanks,

Trials n00b.
See what riding rocks and logs in Sipapu with Gordy got you in to!!

Go for it, you'll love it!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:15 PM   #9
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Well, after all of the great advice offered here,







I bought a KTM200exc.


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Old 09-14-2009, 02:59 AM   #10
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[quote=Bendejo]Thanks Lomax.

All good info except the 200 exc part. I don't need any more waffling help.[quote]


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Well, after all of the great advice offered here,







I bought a KTM200exc.


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