2012 gasgas 300 vs ktm 300 vs huzenberg 390 vs ktm 350 exc

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by grinns, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. T.Low

    T.Low Been here awhile

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    You sure you weren't talking to software he wrote? That dude can sling some mean combinations of zeros and ones!


    Go for the Gas Gas!
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  2. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    All good bikes.

    I agree with whether to get 2stroke or 4 stroke, then go from there.

    Definitely Taskys if he is close enough for you - good service and sales.

    I like my Husaberg but a 2 stroke would probably have been a better choice.

    Also consider a Christini - 2WD is great and you can get them pretty much on a number of good platforms (GasGas, Honda, KTM, etc.).
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  3. pb317

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    When they arrive the Beta and the Sherco will be contenders.
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  4. bruceo

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    I've got first dibs on the F150...
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  5. oldx

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a 300 2 smoke.300 KTM is probably the best bike I've ever ridden. You can't go wrong with one of the local dealers too.
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  6. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    I like it, It's probably not going for a couple years.
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  7. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Lol
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  8. ThrottleThrill

    ThrottleThrill Been here awhile

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    Translation of translation: Tomorrow!

    Wish I liked used vehicles as this would prove way too easy.

    T
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  9. CT DUAL-SPORT

    CT DUAL-SPORT Adventurer

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    I have 2012 ktm 350exc. Cut the seat down... Picked up 1.5"... Softened the suspension with clickers and have minimal trouble with my 28" inseam. 4 stroke maintanence...bike screams.

    Good luck.
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  10. turnsleft

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    Check out the dealers you want to buy from and see what the parts situation is for the model you want. Do they do their work in house or farm it out. I have a GG trials bike and it takes a while to get parts. A friend of mine has a new[13] 300 XCW and the starter took a ah.. quit working. Seems there is a nylon bearing in the starter that went out.

    He went from a 08 250/300XC W to a 12 350 XC W and back to a 13 300.

    Good luck:D
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  11. Zuber

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    The 300 KTM is very low maintainence except for the electric starter. It gets dirty if you use it or not.

    The 350 KTM is incredible. I assume you are looking at the 350 EXC/XCW. Nice power, perfect trans ratios, turns great. KTM copied a lot from the 300's for this bike. A little rev'y for me, so I got the 500.
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  12. WetSideRider

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    "4 stroke maintenance...bike screams. Good luck."
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    The way I read it is the bike screams for maintenance compared to a 2 stroke. :rofl
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  13. Inspector

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    Yeah, I didn't understand it either:lol3 Just figured he was caught up in the 350 moment.:freaky
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  14. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    I picked the gas gas, almost got the huzanberg. Hopefully I'll get some riding in this weekend. :D First two stroke since I was 17 years old this should be pretty fun. :ricky
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  15. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    My observations GG vs KTM:
    (2011 and 2012 GG vs 2011 KTM)

    The GG is very flickable, like a 125.
    The GG will change a line in an instance.
    It feels lighter.
    It feels quicker.

    The 2011 GG felt better to me.

    The KTM is rock steady.
    It "plows" through stuff.
    It won't get thrown off track.
    It feels faster.

    Both are excellent bikes, you made a good choice.

    What year did you get and what model? :clap
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  16. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    2012 ec 300

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  17. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    That's a Rekluse and a LHRB away from being the perfect bike. :clap :D
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  18. ThrottleThrill

    ThrottleThrill Been here awhile

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    Sorry, I can't resist. It is also about 3 weeks from being unridden and sold! :rofl Hope someone out there is looking for a deal!

    T
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  19. pb317

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    A Rekluse turns any bike into a chick bike, even a GasGas.
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  20. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    I already put a deposit down! :deal :rofl:rofl:rofl
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