Gas Gas Trials Bike at KTM dealer(s)

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Serp, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD! Supporter

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    So are there any Gas Gas dealers in the U.S. that aren't KTM dealers? If so they might be your best bet.
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  2. riabma77

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    I don't think so. All of them are existing KTM dealers.
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  3. edgerat

    edgerat Been here awhile Supporter

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    Can I interest you in a Husqvarna dealer that is also GG? :lol2
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  4. Norman Foley

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    Halls Husqvarna in Illinois is a Gas Gas dealer too, and for a long time before KTM owned Husky. Pat Smage’s brother Phil used to get his GG from them.
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  5. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    I'm in the market for a new bike, and GasGas was my first choice.
    A KTM dealer gave me a great deal in a 2020 250, and I was ready to pull the trigger, until I asked about the warranty: 30 days. :hmmmmm
    What can you expect in 30 days? Even if you ride every weekend, you have a great chance to put yourself in a corner, if something goes wrong.
    May I be missing something here? Is a KTM standard warranty? Anybody knows the standard GasGas warranty before the KTM acquisition?
    Just wanted to post it here, in case is helpful for somebody.
    Time to find greener pastures.
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  6. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Not down playing them but Montesa is considered a competition only bike and come with 0 days warranty and that is a Honda. A good shop will be able to get them to cover things if it really is an issue early on but how many shops would really go to bat for a customer? At least a few but who knows how many...
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  7. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    Unless I'm wrong, TRRS and Beta offer 6 months.
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  8. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    KTM only offers 30 days warranty on many of their off road models and some competition models have no implied warranty as jonnyc21 stated. All the major Japanese companies offer no warranty on their competition MX/SX bikes. You may not like it but that is pretty standard for the industry for competition intended machines. Generally a good dealer will go to bat for you for goodwill coverage though if it is something of a manufacturer defect in the early life of the vehicle.
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  9. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD! Supporter

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    Yamaha gives a 30 day warranty on competition models.
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  10. lineaway

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    If service after the sale is what you would like, I would test ride a 200 or 250 Beta from Dee & Dave.
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    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    I stand corrected...Yamaha does offer a one month warranty on YZ's. Still no more than the 30 day time frame the OP is concerned about.
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  12. 2whlrcr

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    0-30 day warranties are standard. You're not buying a street bike.
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  13. riabma77

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    I can understand 30 days warranty in a competition dirt bike. However, a trials bike is a bit different, and maybe there aren't so many things that can go wrong?

    More than service, I look for support. I can do the basis in my bike, but I want somebody knowledgeable that can help me. It doesn't sound weird if they tell you that you don't need to adjust jetting at 8,000'?

    After all, for a novice / amateur rider as me, I'm pretty sure I couldn't tell the difference between a GasGas, Beta or any other brand. I guess sometimes you have to think with your head, instead your heart.
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  14. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    A trials bike is a competition dirt bike. It might not be bouncing off the rev limiter for hours on end, but they do tend to get bounced off rocks & ledges on a regular basis.

    I'd find a reputable trials dealer & not worry about the warranty.
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    I selected my TRS mainly because Jim Snell is backing them in the US. After going through an electrical problem on one of our Scorpas and not getting much tech support. I want a brand that is supported. I don’t think there is much difference in any modern bike, it is more about selecting a brand that you think will be supported and buying from a dealer that you like.

    I have owned many KTMs with their 30 day warranty, I have had a few defects that needed to be warranted. Some were beyond the period but my dealer took care of everything.
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  16. lineaway

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    The Beta is way more forgiving of a ride than all the other`s. That is the reason the 200 Beta is the favorite clubman bike in the world. Besides, you will end up asking me what the jetting should be on any bike you buy.
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  17. lineaway

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    Ask Nathan, which is Sceep on here. He is now on my 250 Beta. You could ride the STD Beta 250 just fine, but not the TRS. The Beta 200 would be the best, just the Beta 250 is a very soft power.
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    I rode a TRS One R with a 9T CS and single stage reeds, and it was easy to ride. I got along with it better than the Beta Evo 250. I preferred the Beta 200 to the 250. The Beta 250 power was very soft, but seemed to push the chassis around more than the 200.
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    Not if he buys a Montesa or Vertigo.
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  20. lineaway

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    You don`t need to jet a bike that does not start.
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