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Old 03-23-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Let's See Your Singletrackin' Machine....

I love a multiweek adventure as much (or more) than the next guy. But I also love a bonafide trail ride. A half hour, or a half day - whatever I can get.

So let's see your trail ride, and tell us a little bit about it, if you would. Two or four stroke.

Whatcha got?

I'll start with the bike I've been riding the most lately:

'04 Gasgas 300 EC - I modified it a little bit to handle my specific task. Bigger radiators - custom made by ICW from a set of Fluidynes for a KTM RFS bike, a Scott's steering damper, CR Hi-bend bars, revalved and resprung suspenders, Clarke tank, Hyde skidplate, LTR powervalve cover & coolant impeller, 12/50 gears, and some burly handguards. And a license plate so I can connect trails.

I like the Gasgas - it has a distinctly "KDX200" feel to it, but with a little more motor. Much fun.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Location: Arkansas USA
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2000 Atk 260lq


Rotax powered, 6 speed Wide Ratio. Counter balanced engine.
It can run all day just off idle and never loads up.
Its a do it all woods bike, just not a MX machine.
Rotax built these engines for shifter karts and the engine cases are not strong enough to handle an A class MX rider.
I love the thing. Its very GasGas like in power. At least the 250 I got a chance to ride.
Wiseco piston and wrist pin, its 3 ounces lighter than OEM for a little faster revs, its also lightweight. Its a bike with character.
Yea its an old picture bit it still looks the same.
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https://sites.google.com/site/ozarkadventuretours/

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:26 PM   #3
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07 Gasgas ec300 Its like cheating can putt around all day and not want to kill you like a 450 but when you need to rip your arms out of the sockets it'll do that to.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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My berg is one of those bikes that doesn't do a lot of stuff well. It doesn't like to be DS. It's big for single track. And it spanks my butt every time that it gets a chance. But at the end of the day I like this bike more than any other bike that I have. To bad because after my last ride it's all busted up.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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08 200XC-W, absolutely awesome.

(Wife's 08 105XC is a hoot too)

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Old 03-23-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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Location: Los Alamos, Northern NM
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2003 KDX220R

Mods so far: KX125 front forks, CR high-bend bars, acerbis bark busters, rear disc guard, street-legal plated

Next Mod: FMF Gnarly Woods pipe and boyseen reeds

This bike does things really well at a very economical price.

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Old 03-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #7
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1998 KX250 plated and setup for woods



Clip from last Sunday's pre-season ride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDlqC80vBXM
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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05 GasGas EC300

I bought this off the Gasgasrider forum from an enduro racer who ran it one or two seasons. It must be tough because it's been bashed from every direction. I like to do single track in the mountains although it works pretty well in the desert too.

Things it had
Clarke big gas tank
Good bars with riser
Hand guards
Re-sprung (close enough for me, I like it plush)

Things I added
WA state ORV and street licenses (but they wouldn't license my XR400, go figure)
Re-jetted for higher elevation and slower speeds
Skid plate
LTR racing chain guard with Honda chain guide (da bomb after the cheesy stock guide)
Shark fin
Geared it down
Kickstand
Flatlands rad guards (metal)
KTM rad guards (plastic)

To do
Mount up trials tires when the knobbies wear out soon
Auto clutch - someday
Needs a quieter silencer
Pipe guard
Maybe some mods to get more low end - RB Designs squish shaping, power valve cover, RB Designs carb mods. But it works pretty well now.

Brrraaaapppp!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:17 PM   #9
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Cool to see some other Gassers in the mix. There's at least three of us now.

I'm running X11 trials rubber on the back of the EC now (not shown in pic), and it's spooky on pavement, great on the great, greasy trail. Next rebuild, I'll have the head cut by RB. I'll probably need a CR Honda rod kit by then too.

It's good to see so many other ADV'ers that are hitting the trails. This is what I started riding as a kid, and I never got too far away from it.

Keep 'em coming.

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:47 PM   #10
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some kind of freakin GasGas convention around here. Here's mine, it's an '00 XC250. It's got all the usual LTR stuff on it, a BRP top clamp (moving bars up and forward), fully revalved suspension, and a new set of fork seals every year.

for some reason I don't really have any good photo's of it, but here's a few I dug up deep in the computer.

Here I am at the gas stop for the 2000 Quicksilver national enduro. muddy day...



here we are at Pozo a few years ago. Check out that belly!! I've lost 50 pounds since then.



and here it is buried deep in the garage today. I haven't ridden it in a few months, hope to get to an enduro or two this year though.



it's under there somewhere...

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:27 AM   #11
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Good things always comes in Pairs.

Found a pic of my other one.
96 ATK 260 LQ.
This ones sprung out for a fat guy, with 605 Springs, and resuspendered with Paoli/Ohlins PDS.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:16 AM   #12
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Quote:
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Good things always comes in Pairs.

Found a pic of my other one.
96 ATK 260 LQ.
This ones sprung out for a fat guy, with 605 Springs, and resuspendered with Paoli/Ohlins PDS.


Catfish, where do you ride in AR? I'm trying to get up there for Easter weekend with my WR. The only places I've ridden are Bismarck and Mt. Magazine. I've heard about White Rock.

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Old 03-24-2009, 04:41 AM   #13
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When I lived in Vegas, I temporarily bailed on my big XR's in '98 and picked up a very clean '95 LC4 400 SuperCompetition with reworked suspension and a well setup Dell Orto carb.
It was the ticket on the tight technical stuff.




I picked up a 2000 KDX220R basket from a co-worker that had experienced the oem piston skirt failure, and the cases were toasted as chunks circulated.
I had Jeff Fredette do a complete motor for it, from bored carb to head and porting and re-Nikasil'd 1st over cylinder.
I cleaned it up as I reassembled it, it turned into quite a good little bike.



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Old 03-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #14
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:11 AM   #15
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