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Old 11-17-2014, 10:32 AM
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The frame on my 2012 EC250f broke while riding regular enduro without any major crashes. This was not a problem with Gasgas that I had heard of before. When I told other Gasgas owners about it I found out it wasn't that unusual. A buddy of mine had his 2014 EC300R broken after only about 30 hours (mine had 120). I spoke to a guy at the Swedish gasgas importer and he told me that sort of thing had only happened to pro-riders and was nothing I should worry about. When I told him that it has happened to my bike with the B-shape frame and a buddy with the new 2014 frame he had no comments about it. I know a Swedish pro that has done some MX with his EC300R and his frame broke and caused a major crash. Is this something you guys have experienced? I am in the market for a new bike and have always had gasgas with the exception for an orange 350 during a short period. I will probably buy a new GG but this frame problem is something that doesn't feel right.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:48 AM
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That's the first I've heard of a frame break......I know of some foot pegs that have broken off at the mount but never a frame That would open your eyes for sure. My 201 has the 'B' frame and no issues so far + I just had it stripped and powder coated nothing showed at that time & I have had some big drops from jumps as well. What are they saying as far as repair/replace options?
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:16 AM
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Rip ass I've heard of (not gg) but clamps breaking could it be a Friday afternoon bike lol
I would be inclined to get it welded up properly. Should something be mentioned to gas gas as that's pretty bad
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:20 AM
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I have an unbroken 2011 EC250 frame for sale. It comes with an
Indiana title and is "street-legal". Make an offer.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:32 AM
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With the angle of the forks/neck, one would think the bottom welds would rip open first. It never had a hit to the front? Did you already try welding on it, in the pic?
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:18 PM
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With the angle of the forks/neck, one would think the bottom welds would rip open first. It never had a hit to the front? Did you already try welding on it, in the pic?
Good point!
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:21 PM
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I have an unbroken 2011 EC250 frame for sale. It comes with an
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I'm guessing that since it's an 'F' he may be in Europe, better get 'over the pond' shipping price ready
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:30 PM
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I'm guessing that since it's an 'F' he may be in Europe, better get 'over the pond' shipping price ready
If that's what it takes.
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Show the condition of the entire bike.
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Usually the frames only break when the suspension is much too soft and the hits are getting into the frame.
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