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Old 09-30-2008, 02:35 AM
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A mod to remember if he wants quicker and extended revs, MC125 CDI box.
Best power mod for 200's.


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Old 09-30-2008, 04:28 AM
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@Socalscott Can you tell me more? What is different? What about low down?
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:41 AM
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I would imagine that the ignition curve is more advanced with a higher reving RPM.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:08 PM
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I got into an argument on the trail with a YZ450 rider once because he was convinced I had a 300 with 200 stickers on it. He was actually pissed that my little EC 200 could keep pace, and in some cases kick his big thumpers arse. I had to be pulling shenanigans to do that. No way in his mind a 200 could have that kind of power. What you do lack in horsepower, you gain in handling.

The 200 is like riding a mountain bike through the tough stuff, not like a big thumper which feels more like pushing a chain down the trail.

On long, flat, farm road racing, the 200 keeps pace with a KTM 250.

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Old 10-03-2008, 04:50 PM
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Had a similar disscisuion with a WR450F rider. He said i have a 300 with 250 stickers on it. I pulled him on the striaghts yesterday. It was funny.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:05 PM
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The GasGas motor isn't extremely potent, but it makes good power and benefits from a well spaced tranny. The 250 will pull pretty much any 450 ENDURO BIKE (can't keep pace with a 450 mxer in the open stuff).
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:40 PM
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Yeah i can see where a 450F would have destroyed me. But i lost him in the tight stuff so its all good.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:51 PM
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Small bikes are great, but when my son is big enough to ride a full sized bike, I'm considering putting him on my 300. Mostly because it's just a dream to ride, and ride fast so easily. He's on a DRZ 110 right now, and only weighs 59 pounds, so I'm probably looking a little too far in the future, but I really don't understand the notion to put young skilled riders on bikes that demand so much attention from the pilot. Granted, a 200 almost rides itself compared to a 125, but you can ride a 300 in a tall gear, at low rpm and really haul the mail. I've had all three sizes, and loved all of them.
As far as the 200 is concerned, what makes it better than the KTM is nothing more than the perfect Gas Gas chassis. The KTM is a great bike with a great motor, and SCARY geometry. Ever since KTM went to the new 125 in '98, that small chassis has been an abortion. The big KTM's just don't have that problem, and work great for me, but the little ones just don't work for me at anything above a casual pace.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:03 AM
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The reason why most young riders go to a 125 for awhile is to learn clutch control. 125s teach technique like no other bike can.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:31 PM
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I rode 125's for years. I spent several years campaigning 125s for ISDE. KTM's and Huskies. I reject the notion that it is to teach young riders clutch control. I had that down by the time I moved off of my XR to a KX 80. It could be that we just put the young ones on smaller bikes because we think it's the logical stepping stone.
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