Any Gas Gas owners

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  1. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Thats what i hear, maybe one day if i play my cards right i might actually own one. Hell i just need to go out and ride my bike, it sits around more than me
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  2. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    I have a 2005 Gas Gas 300 with Ohlins front and rear. It's that good an enduro moto that I haven't even wanted to trade up for a new model each year.

    It's in it's 7th year and all I've done in that time is put in is 3 sets of rings...two pistons...one set of crankshaft bearings (as of a couple of months ago) and a service kit for the Ohlins forks....and the usual tyres and stuff like that...I ride it hard and because it's 'old' I don't care about it at all....(I do of course keep it serviced well)That's why I have every confidence in riding it all day 100kms plus out in the forest trails knowing it will run well...

    I ride enduro's and even beach races and use it about twice each Sunday and Monday riding forest trails here also.

    It refuses to lie down and for forest riding it is so good...heaps of low end grunt and light.

    After all my years riding......there's only two moto's I'd buy again and that's an XR650R and another Gas Gas 300EC.

    Simples!!!

    :D
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  3. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Thats what i love to hear! im with you completely i have my gas gas in the garage next to my old mans xr650r!:1drink
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  4. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    anyone taken their gas gas out for a good ride lately?
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    the weather is not cooperating here yet, but race season starts this weekend - just jetting it for 40 degrees today - i can't wait for my smartcarb to show up....
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  6. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Thats chilly to say the least. I know it sounds pretty sad but i have know idea what a smart carb is :huh .

    Weather here in SC has been good but with the warmer weather and spring creeping up i have been at the mercy of my stand up jet ski and getting it ready...fiberglass work! :lol3
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  7. stainlesscycle

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    Seavoyage Been here awhile

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    California street plated EC300:
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    [FONT=verdana,arial,helvetica]Polisport plastic with factory decals, Rebuilt engine top-end and bottom-end. Rekluse clutch, Barnett clutch basket, S3 Hi-comp head with interchangeable inserts, Wossner piston, LTR power valve cover, LTR jetting, Messico pipe, FMF Q-Stealth silencer, TwinAir filter with Power Flow alloy cage, TrailTech Vapor, Clarke tank, Braking rotors, ProTaper sprockets, Dicks Racing suspension, Motion Pro Micro fork bleeders, IMS Superstock footpegs, Scorpion skid plate, E-line pipe guard, Cycra Pro-bend handguards, EnduroEngineering Rad guards, CV4 31 lbs. radiator cap, In-line alloy impeller, Pirelli Scorpion Pro F.I.M. front tire with Bib-Mousse, Pirelli MT83 Trials rear tire with Tubliss @ 7 psi., All Balls Racing wheel/swingarm/shock linkage bearings, heated ProTaper Pillowtop grips, SAE coaxial auxilliary power port for electric heated vest, Shorai battery, Quick release axles, Tugger straps, Guts seat cover, Garmin GPS on Ram-mount, Moose Roll chart reader, Polisport MMX Hi/Lo HID headlight.[/FONT]

    The other Gasser is a TXT200.
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  9. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    That does look pretty sweet! keep us posted on how it performs.
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  10. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    That is an extremely sweet "Gasser"! It even looked great in the before pictures! did you have any problem putting on your scorpion skid plate? Mine is an 07 ec300 (i believe) and it was an absolute nightmare.
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    The skid plate was straight forward. Remove pipe, assemble the rear (2 bolts) bracket and 'hook' onto the frame, line up the 4 bolts that go across, and thats it.
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  12. dsilver1007

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    I couldn't ever get it to clear the pipe...chopped it until it fit!
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    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    not here yet - i think delivery is around may 1.
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  15. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    thats a bad feeling buying the part, anticipation, only to wait for shipping. Im sure it will be worth it once it comes in:clap
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    Went down to the garage to make sure the gas gas was still alive, rode around the neighborhood and down to the lake to keep things moving. Figured id snap some pics once i got home

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    Seavoyage Been here awhile

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    Found this 1995 JT35 posted on CL and quickly purchased it:

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    The previous owner purchased it in San Jose in 2011 and did not do any maintenance, or ride it much. He bought it from someone who could not start the high-compression motor.

    Developed by 7-time World Champion Jordi Tarres (hence the JT model) for GasGas to compete in the World Trials Championship (WTC), this model won the WTC 3 consecutive years from 1993-1995.

    This is not a beginners bike! Quite scary!

    I contacted Jon Stoodley http://www.gasgas.com/tech.htm , one of the key figures in preserving Trials scene here in the USA. Jon told me that the bike was originally owned by Steve Darrow, a National ranked US Observed Trials Championship competitor. Jon had made some head modification on this bike to make it easier to start. This bike is a 'big-bore 2-stroke beast: capable of 6th gear wheelies. The 327cc engine was the most powerful trial motorcycle produced by any manufacturer until the 1996-1997 338cc JTR370..

    The engine design is considered to be bullet proof. Used by GasGas till 2003, was also used from 1995 to the current generation of GasGas EnduroCross bikes which were based on the Cagiva/Husqvarna WR chassis design. The EnduroCross 250/300 uses different transmission ratios, cylinder, and incorporates a exhaust powervalve. Trials manufacturers no longer build these big bore bikes (current models are under 300 cc)

    After a few hours inspection, and routine maintenance, everything works!

    Due to the heavy clutch use on a trials bike, we run Dexron III ATF fluid in this transmission (or 5W30 Dino oil) and never sythetic oil. The transmission 1st-4th gear are suited for trials, with 5th & 6th set up for trail riding.

    The Paioli fork design which was used by GasGas until 2001 (TXT Pro uses Marzocchi), Sherco to 2009, and Beta to 2010 has only one spring held in the Left fork with 280cc of 5W fork oil. The dampening cartridge is held in the opposite (Right) fork with 330cc of 7.5W fork oil. Bleeding the AJP clutch (mineral oil) and the rear brake (DOT 4) is interesting as you push the fluid up though the nipple towards the master cylinder: as opposed to filling the upper cylinder and letting the fluid drain down. The bike has all the components of the GasGas Factory WTC bikes: Dellorto PHBH26CS replaced with Keihin PWK28 (yes a 28mm!); Kokusan ignition; Boyesen reed valves. You'll notice that a trials 2-stroke does not have an expansion chamber (note the exhaust pipe).

    At slightly less than 170 lbs. wet, the bike feels heavy compared to current trials bikes (under 150 lbs.); but with the extra weight comes stability. These models are wired for lighting, and were street legal in Europe. I will probably get a CA license plate for this one in the near future.

    Nut and Bolt check complete, lubed, and fresh fluids. Tyre pressure set: 7 psi Front/3.5 psi Rear. Fresh 80:1 Pre-mix.Taking her out today to bash some rocks and logs!

    Jason Finn showing us what can be done on an 18 year old trials bike: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1V_iovDuZ28" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  18. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    that is a sweet find! ive always wanted to try riding a trials bike (and owning one) but both my wallet and lack of trials bikes in the area has led me to never experience one.

    Keep us posted on how you like it!:freaky
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  19. Seavoyage

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    The JT35 definitely feels heavier at around 170 lbs. In comparison the trials bikes over the past decade are sub 150 lbs. The geometry is fine and comparable to more modern bikes, but some bikes have even tighter steering lock.

    It feels very planted, and compared to my daughter's GasGas TXT Pro 200, it much more suited for trail riding. Gobs of torque which let's you power through anything, even more so than my GasGas EC300. But relatively a challenge to kickstart with the high compression and low exhaust port. With the proper technique I can kickstart in the first or second kick. Good fuel mileage - we rode 4-hrs. yesterday without refueling.

    I highly recommend trials as the foundation for all riders. It will make you a much more controlled and proficient rider.
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  20. Seavoyage

    Seavoyage Been here awhile

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    A Buyer's Guide to Trials Bikes:

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