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Old 03-26-2009, 01:57 AM
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Hi everyone,
I am seriously thinking about getting a left over 08 ec 300.
I am a little aprehensive for a few reasons.
1) relibility
2) quality and craftsman of Gas Gas bikes,
3) parts availibility
4) stability of the company
I have never had an exotic bike nor have I even seen a EC 300 in person, so I am in the research process.
Everything I read so far was good, but I'd like to hear from guys that have actual experience with owning and riding them.
Thanks for the input!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:30 AM
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I have an o7 and it is the best bike I have owned by far.
Parts are not hard to get, just need to order online for a specialty part .
Would thoroughly recommend.
Cheers Mark.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:57 AM
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I live in Spain about 80 miles far from the gasgas factory, until 2005 there were no problems at all with the factory, between 2006 and mid 2008 was a kind of pain about parts and so on, since then there are no problems at all and everything is back to what it should be.

The EC bikes are not the best looking bikes in the world, plastics quality are not as good as jap bikes but chasis and engine are probably the best trails/woods/enduro ones you can get today and the 2 strokes gassers are very reliable.

You won't be dissapointed with a EC300, tones of torque, great low end, excellent mid range and more than enough top power. After you ride an ec250 or ec300 half an hour looks like you have been riding it for years.

have fun,

j.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:10 AM
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I had my first gasgas last year 08' mc250. I did less maint than any bike i have ever owned. I have owned over 15. I raced 32 races last year and the bike still felt "tight". I now have 08 EC 300 and love the bike. It is very reliable also. I get parts from GoFasters here to VA usually within 5 days. I always order all the off the wall parts and they have them in stock. My next bike will be GasGas and the bike after that will be GasGas!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:37 AM
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Hey Baker, Where in VA are you? I'm in Richmond and am waiting on a 08 ec300 right now.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:20 AM
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in roanoke where did you order your gasser? You do any VCHSS, VXCS, NCHSA?
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:47 PM
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If it is a decent deal I would totally go for it. The motors, chassis, and suspension on these bikes are fantastic. Does it look like a honda? No. Is it as tough as a Japan bike? I would argue it is a tougher machine through and through. I made a severe mistake at a 3 hour harescramble last year. It was going to be cold out, so I decided to fatten up the jetting. Apparently I can't read a main jet to save my life. Instead of running a 182 I ran a 115. That bike had almost no top end. I also caught a radiator hose on another bike (different class) while leading my class. Lost all my coolant and had to ride nearly 3 miles with no coolant in the bike. Needless to say, the bike survived with no internal damage. And this was a high speed race = WIDE OPEN! Go for it. They are really good bikes. And don't let anybody tell you how bad the resale is on them. Right now, try selling any bike. They are all worth almost nothing. Try selling a 250F.

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Hi everyone,
I am seriously thinking about getting a left over 08 ec 300.
I am a little aprehensive for a few reasons.
1) relibility
2) quality and craftsman of Gas Gas bikes,
3) parts availibility
4) stability of the company
I have never had an exotic bike nor have I even seen a EC 300 in person, so I am in the research process.
Everything I read so far was good, but I'd like to hear from guys that have actual experience with owning and riding them.
Thanks for the input!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:22 PM
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Nice story Brian, though it kind of makes me wonder if I have a crank rebuild in my future.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:54 AM
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Lucky for you it was not your bike I did that to. It was a new bike that I raced last fall. It was one of GoFasters bikes.

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Nice story Brian, though it kind of makes me wonder if I have a crank rebuild in my future.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:31 PM
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...Right now, try selling any bike. They are all worth almost nothing. Try selling a 250F.

Brian
I bet that is hard to do right now!
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