2010 GasGas 280 Economy Model - - What is it worth?????

Discussion in 'Trials' started by DirtViking, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Tarheel Wheeler

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    Where'd you get those EDK? :evil:evil:evil

    Think I may need them back soon. :deal
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  2. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    I know people that know people.

    I have only spent about 2 hours on "The Devil Bike" but am really enjoying it:D

    ......once I get it started :cry

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  3. Twin-shocker

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    If its TXT based parts bin bike, then far more reliable than the Pro's, which if they are used hard will need a complete rebuild after 6 months use!

    However if you are new to trials look at either a 125 or 200cc bike, as this will be far easier to ride and mean much better results than if you choose to struggle with 250/280/300cc machines, which are much more suited to experienced riders.

    In terms of reliability any of the Jap powered bikes will be much better than the Euros, most of which suffer from poor build quality and mechanical issues.

    Its also worth remembering its a really good idea to try to master the basics of riding a trials bike, before going on to the trick riding stuff thats makes up the majority of present day instruction DVDs covering trials.









    Thanks for the input!

    Jon[/QUOTE]
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  4. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    A complete rebuild in 6 months? Come on Twin -Shocker. What a load of crap. :puke1:puke1:puke1
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  5. Tarheel Wheeler

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    I'm with you on that one Laser17. Load of :topes

    I'm continuously amazed with the quality and reliability of the new Gas Gas, Sherco and Beta bikes. :wink:
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  6. 2whlrcr

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    A complete rebuild in 6 months? Come on Twin -Shocker. What a load of crap. :puke1:puke1:puke1[/QUOTE]

    Shit, I bought a new 2012 Pro and I guess I need two complete rebuilds now. I did change the oil and bleed the brakes with fresh oil today, so I've got a headstart.
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  7. Twin-shocker

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    A complete rebuild in 6 months? Come on Twin -Shocker. What a load of crap. :puke1:puke1:puke1[/QUOTE]


    Here in the UK serious expert riders have a new bike every 6 months, purely and simply due to the fact this is less costly than rebuilding something which is worn out. Especially so in the case of bikes like Gas Gas, which are very fragile and tend to fall to pieces quite quickly.
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  8. motojunky

    motojunky Professional Idiot

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    So how long does a Honda Reflex with a Chinese CDI last at the hands of one of these serious experts? :lol3
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    You're losing credibility fast.
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  10. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Twin-Shock - That's just sad. :1drink You sure know how to shovel it on there nice and deep.
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  11. Twin-shocker

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    I was surprised when I was told Gas Gas only lasts 6 months when used hard, but as the info came from an ex factory rider, and I know supported riders are all getting 2-3 bikes a year, I have no reason to doubt what I was told. This is really all down to cost though, as its probably much cheaper for the importer to provide a new bike, rather than all the parts to keep something thats badly worn hanging on for a bit longer.
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  12. 10K

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    :rolleyes
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  13. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Definition of "worn"...

    Friends who have ridden ISDE say that a new bike is pretty old at the end of a week. Probably a bad purchase even for a mechanic.

    On the other hand, there's the kid's 07GG300, in weekly use for five years, forty expert trials, three Ute Cups. One piston, and in generally pretty rattly condition. But still in weekly use, waiting for budgets to fill.

    And mine, 09GG280, weekly use for four years, forty trials int/adv, four Ute Cups. New piston but probably didn't need it, a little slack in the joints, but no apparent need of replacement.

    We run barkbusters, which cuts down on broken bits when they get skyed out. We run duct tape awhile before we replace plastic. We run Dexron III, but that's another thread....

    We're going riding at 1PM....
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  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Well, I guess I'd rather have a superbly effective efficient new GG, or any other new modern make, that I get to replace every 6 months, versus some old HOS vintage bike that had shitty brakes, lousy clutches and weighed a ton when they were new, that I'd be stuck with forever because they don't wear out.:D
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  15. Twin-shocker

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    Strangely enough with the exception of Honda, no modern bike is particularly well designed or made, if the end user isnt likely to be competing in the WTC, and doesnt have a large budget for replacement parts!
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  16. Tarheel Wheeler

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    Seriously? :scratch:scratch:scratch:scratch:scratch:scratch LMFAO at that one. :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  17. 2whlrcr

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    It's ok, TS has been off his meds.
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  18. lineaway

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    That`s funny. We have a family. dad and two son`s all on 4rt`s. Our event in august at Taos ski valley took out two of the three honda`s. The only only other bike that dnfed was a brand new gasser with a formula clutch problem. Granted the 4rt`s have been ridden, but two out of three was entertaining. It was the father that first broke his bike, borrowed the bike of the son that was the trialsmaster. It stopped within a loop, and then borrowed his son`s that had already finished. He was dnfed for changing bikes.
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  19. NMTrailboss

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    Not taking TS's side but just to defend my beloved 4RT here a little Bob... to be fair, that 'family' beat the living tar out of those bikes with virtually no maintenance whatsoever for many years riding them almost every day and beating them hard and now that they finally broke you blame it on the bike? How long do you think a ShercoGasGasBeta would have lasted in the same family...to be fair! :evil
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  20. lineaway

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    Come on Curtis, they had a gasser make it more than six months! Twinshock is right, if they were riding TL250`s they would just keep on runnin`.



    I did say they were ridden, I left out `TO DEATH`.
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