GasGas Riders Club Forum  

Go Back   GasGas Riders Club Forum > General Forums > General Discussions & Announcements

General Discussions & Announcements General Announcements, General Questions, e.g. What bike do I buy?, etc.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-23-2009, 06:58 PM
boostedte37's Avatar
boostedte37 boostedte37 is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: south of I10
Posts: 229
Default newb

picking up my first db this weekend, some might have seen it on ebay, feel like I got a good deal on it, regardless I am excited to get it home and try it out. From the info I got off the vin# it is a XC250 made in Jan 02. Any advice or criticism is welcome







__________________
2002 DE200 with 250 transplant
2001 KTM 65SX motard
2002 Ducati Monster M750ie aka bamf
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:22 PM
rpduc rpduc is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 419
Default

Nice looking machine.

Advice...
Since it's your first DB, don't do like I did and take it in the back yard and loop it first thing. I hadn't ridden a dirt bike since my '74 CR 250 Husky and I was unprepared for the hit of a modern 2 smoke...
__________________
Ross
'05 MC 250
'91 Husky 610wxe
'04 Duc M800 R.I.P
'06 Duc S2r 1000 R.I.P
'07 Duc S2r 1000 still rubber side down...
----------------------------------------------------------
May be so... May be not so...

My Website
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:44 PM
East_TN_GG's Avatar
East_TN_GG East_TN_GG is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 63
Default

Congrats on the bike! its a nice one looks like

btw, I'm dave from the pampera thread on adv
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-23-2009, 08:57 PM
jostby jostby is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 748
Default

I bought my kids GG off of Ebay also. I hope it works out as well for you as it did us! You will find a lot of info on this forum. Welcome aboard!
__________________
jeff

'00 XC250 (mine)
LTS front and rear suspension, power valve cover, carb jet kit and rear chain glide, RB Designs head mod, BRP tall triple clamp, backyard foot-peg lowering conversion.
'04 EC250 (the kids)
(he can do his own mods haha!)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Rebelhughes Rebelhughes is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tupelo MS
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boostedte37 View Post
picking up my first db this weekend, some might have seen it on ebay, feel like I got a good deal on it, regardless I am excited to get it home and try it out. From the info I got off the vin# it is a XC250 made in Jan 02. Any advice or criticism is welcome







You & I are in the same boat. I bought my first dirt bike Saturday. The last time I rode a bike it was a old Honda 80 over 25 years ago.
It has rained here (MS) for about 12 days straight but Sunday morning I woke up very early to no rain. I decided to try it out. I was a completed surprised by the power the bike had. My neighborhood has only one area of grass & it's a "common" area around the lakes. I know everyone's wondering what jerk tore the sod all to hell. It was completely be accident.

My next ride will be in a wide open pasture, if it ever stops raining….
__________________
00 MC250 (Mine)
08 TTR50 (Son's)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-24-2009, 07:30 AM
boostedte37's Avatar
boostedte37 boostedte37 is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: south of I10
Posts: 229
Default

Thanks for the relies fellas, my bud has a sweet KDX220 and we are planning a trip to Lexington Kentucky in the spring, figure that should give me plenty seat time to tackle a big ride.
I will post better pics and have more questions after I get my hands on it.
__________________
2002 DE200 with 250 transplant
2001 KTM 65SX motard
2002 Ducati Monster M750ie aka bamf
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-24-2009, 08:57 AM
eff's Avatar
eff eff is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 1,757
Default

Welcome to GasGas and have Fun!
__________________
2004 GasGas DE250
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-24-2009, 09:16 AM
boostedte37's Avatar
boostedte37 boostedte37 is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: south of I10
Posts: 229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eff View Post
Welcome to GasGas and have Fun!
Thanks eff, my first priority is finding a safe way to haul it in my Subaru Baja lol..
__________________
2002 DE200 with 250 transplant
2001 KTM 65SX motard
2002 Ducati Monster M750ie aka bamf
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-24-2009, 11:04 AM
eff's Avatar
eff eff is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: RI
Posts: 1,757
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boostedte37 View Post
Thanks eff, my first priority is finding a safe way to haul it in my Subaru Baja lol..
Hey, I've been hauling mine on a hitch rack on a minivan. That's much better.

I love the raccoon!
__________________
2004 GasGas DE250
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-24-2009, 11:55 AM
boostedte37's Avatar
boostedte37 boostedte37 is offline
Silver Level Site Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: south of I10
Posts: 229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eff View Post
Hey, I've been hauling mine on a hitch rack on a minivan. That's much better.

I love the raccoon!
I looked at the hitch haulers but they're all class III, I would need adapter or do some cutting and welding.
I have a couple ideas kicking around.
The little coon is funny as hell to me lol..
__________________
2002 DE200 with 250 transplant
2001 KTM 65SX motard
2002 Ducati Monster M750ie aka bamf
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newb just got my first GG!! 07 EC300 Kootz193 General Discussions & Announcements 8 12-18-2009 05:13 PM
Newb Question carlg Enduro Electrical & Wiring 1 12-16-2009 03:06 PM
Newb carlg General Discussions & Announcements 7 12-13-2009 05:34 AM
GasGas newb here.... Dirt Addict General Discussions & Announcements 3 10-07-2009 10:40 AM
Newb needs help to identify williecoyote General Discussions & Announcements 4 01-05-2008 11:05 AM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - GasGasRider.org