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Old 12-22-2016, 05:44 PM
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Just found and joined this forum. I'm looking at the new 250 Contact. I have been doing vintage trials. Now I want to explore modern trials. I can't find much about the Contact. How much is in common with the more advanced Gas Gas trials bikes? Brakes, sprockets, wheel bearings, etc. I cant find a parts list yet.. Are the frames the same? Where is the engine sourced from? I will most likely buy the bike anyway. When it comes time for replacement parts, I just want to know that parts are available. Jeff
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:39 PM
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Great Questions as a gasgas trials bike owner I rode the contact and it is a great buy for someone new to modern trials bikes . The bones are all trials bike the parts are great for someone who does not need the suspension a Race version gives you . The seat tank combo gives you a Sherco Xride type of trail bike , I have one of those to and it just does not get used much . The engine and power are great for trials events and messing around the back yard . I do not know of a better buy out there for a starter trials /Xride bike . Good luck if you do get it . PM me if you have any questions . I really like my gg trials bikes and have owned a bunch of brands .
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:32 PM
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Any idea if it is a current engine? Who is a good parts supplier in the U.S. ? Thanks and looking forward to being on the GG Team. Jeff
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:54 AM
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The contact is the TXT bikes with bigger tank and added seat. It has cheaper suspension (oll? front forks), and other equipments whitch give it smaller price point. Same engine and frame.
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:44 AM
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Thanks. I am off Tuesday and going to look at a new one. Jeff
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:09 PM
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My son and I were looking at the Contact today and if I did not own a Sherco X ride as my third Trials bike / with a seat I would buy one . They are a copy of my 2014 Factory with a few changes that up to killer intermedate / expert you would not no the difference . I would change out the tires at some point with a better tire and put in a tubeless tire setup . And that is it just ride it!! Mattos had two on the floor .
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The Contact is a trials bike first and everything else 2nd. The seat is a novelty and horribly uncomfortable to ride in the seated position. 80kmh is going to have that bike screaming and you wouldn’t want to do it for more than a few seconds. It sounds like that is not the bike you are looking for. Just my opinion though


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Old 09-30-2018, 03:00 PM
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so if i can't reach 80km/h then for what' speed it's intended to do on the road since they come road legal?

similar bikes like the Ossa explorer, scorpa TY, montesa 4 ride? are they all the same as the contact?
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:15 PM
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Top speed is not for hwy use. If I were to guess 50 mph? Second of all, the seat is great until you plan on using it. Bouncing down the trail while seated, the rear mount on the seat broke. I was able to modify it and make it MUCH stronger. The clip inside the seat is no longer used. The seat base at the rear is too thin to be strong. The Contact is a real trials bike. A beginner will not find any short comings. Ridding the "3" line, the Contact is more that enough for any rider. Experts will not find any problems in the "3" line. As you get better, you will most likely find things to be changed...tires? If you can out ride the Contact, get a better bike. I love my 2017. One word of warning. Check on overheating of any trials bike. They just don't have enough cooling system for long, steady rides. Good luck.
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I went to a Ryan Young Trials clinic last week. When he was setting up everyone's bikes he mentioned my front suspension on my Contact 250 was very slow in both directions "like Molasses". He said it would just require a little more effort to do some things. He did not seem to have any problems wheelies and nose wheelies and read wheel hops on it.

I have not done anything to the suspension at all. I did buy the bike new so I don't think there would be too much oil in the forks.

Has anyone changed the fork oil yet? Do you recommend just sticking with 5w oil and 160mm air chamber for oil level? Is there anything else I can do to speed up the front suspension?
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