Gas Gas two stroke dual sport - what model is this?

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  1. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Ran across this picture last night - anyone know what model this is? EC250? Do all Gas Gas models come with a title that allows tagging?

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  2. Pro_Marinero

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    Gassers are usually set up euro-spec. All GGs that I've run across come with a street wiring harness. Even my TXT321 trials bike had a horn and brake switch.
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  3. Rider_WV

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    I have a tag and street title for my 2012 EC300. :clap

    They are not shipped to the states with turn signals and horn, etc...no high beam either. All the wiriing is there however. MSO just says motorcycle so its easy to get a street title.

    IMO that pic looks like a normal EC250.
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  4. VxZeroKnots

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    what he said! ^

    Love my gasser!
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  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    EC250
    Man, those are great bikes.

    Here's my plated one I had about 10 years ago, was a '97, first year, and they had a gear-driven crankshaft counterbalancer - electric motor smooth. They took them out to make them rev faster for MX racing and ended up just leaving them out from 98 on. Shame really. I should have never sold that bike. :cry



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  6. Queen of Spades

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    Have any of you mounted a keyswitch with steering lock on your EC's? That was the biggest worry when I looked at converting a 2-smoker a while back. That alone would add another layer of security that couldn't be as easily overcome with a pair of bolt cutters.
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  7. Rider_WV

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    FYI my 12 has a key and steering head lock from the factory, e start too:clap
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  8. VxZeroKnots

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    No need, the 2012's come that way. :clap
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  9. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    You guys are killin me. I need a Gas Gas EC300.
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  10. Ned1

    Ned1 Lend Me Yu Choppa

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    That looks to be an 02 or 03 EC250 in exceptional condition. The WP43 forks are the telltale sign of the year.

    I have the 04 version of that bike which came with Marz 45 forks. Amazing bike, even now at 9yrs old.

    The MSO for these bikes did not have any offroad or non-highway language so they are easy to plate.

    PS- the 250 motor spins up faster than the 300, very quick!
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    Love my 13, headlight, tail light, brake light, key switch.

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  12. VxZeroKnots

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    Yes you do, I love my '12 EC300!
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  13. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Some questions...
    1. If I were to run across a late 90s early '00s EC250, what would a fair price be (average condition)?
    2. How is parts availability on the older machines?
    3. Are they reliable over the long haul?
    4. Does the rear drive gear have cushions?
    5. How many watts does the stock stator produce?
    6. If you had to point out the worst thing about Gas Gas motorcycles, what would it be? (looking for relatively serious answers)
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  14. Ned1

    Ned1 Lend Me Yu Choppa

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    - varies widely depending on season, location, how equipped and condition. For that age of bike, I've seen 'em as low as $1k for an older unit up to $2.5k for one that is well equipped. For reference, I kicked down $1500 for a stock, low hour '04 EC250 and $2400 for a showroom condition '05 EC200.

    - reasonably good availability by mail and lots of crossover parts. I buy lots of used stuff from other GG owners on gasgasrider.org.

    - yes, reliable

    - no, it's a solid hub

    - the 2k2 (~35w) and 2k3 ignition (~75w) are different beasts. the 2k2 is MX race ignition with minimal flywheel, the 2k3 allows for lighting etc and has a heavier flywheel. look at stator from the side, the red bike you posted has a 2k3 (wires exit from 2 o'clock position)

    - resale value and not a huge aftermarket. some people bitch about parts availability but I've yet to have a problem.

    HTH


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  15. VxZeroKnots

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    -IDK, it depends on the region, there was a pretty mint one in AZ for ~$2500 in the flea market.
    -Fine, the new engine is pretty much the same thing, there is crossover with other bikes too. check out gasgasrider.org
    -Not sure yet, but that is why I bought mine, my dealer is still riding his 2002 he has had since new, it has a TON of hours on it.
    -Nope
    -what he ^^^ said
    -No resale, no aftermarket. (you don't need much from the aftermarket and I don't plan on selling mine)
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  16. Queen of Spades

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    What does the 2k2 look like? Does it exit in a different position?
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  17. Ned1

    Ned1 Lend Me Yu Choppa

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    2k2 wires come out at 10 o'clock position. these ignitions typically come on the 'DE' (dealer edition) bikes which are sometimes a bit of a parts bin bike.
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  18. Off the grid

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    What model?

    A fkn awesome one, that's what. :lol3

    Buddy back east picked one up similar, I couldn't believe what came on it stock...Ohlins, FMF, etc. Damn nice bikes.
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  19. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Is Gas Gas the only manf to have a full street harness on a 2-stroke? I've heard it's possible to tag a KTM but I don't know how much I'd have to sink into a proper lighting kit.
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  20. Rider_WV

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    you can buy a sicass kit for the KTM, a few other companies sell kits too. I know a lot of people with plated KTM's.

    FYI, GasGas comes with a lot of premium parts. LIke mentioned above, FMF, Ohlins, My '12 has a Magura Hydro clutch, Galfer wave rotors, Renthal twinwall bars, Nissin calipers/masters, Talon sprockets, Vforce reeds, twinair filter, sweet 'Zoke forks, Excel rims, etc...

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    Pic by JTucker, he was on a demo Ktm 300, he now owns a 13 gasser:lol3
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    300 smokers by Rider_wv, on Flickr
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