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Old 02-20-2009, 06:52 PM
juice76 juice76 is offline
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Talking Will the newer model plastic fit older bikes?

I know of three bikes for sale in my area, a 1999 EC250, a 2006 EC250, and a 2005 EC300. The 99 is in great shape - still has original graphics. It's also more in my price range. It looks a bit dated, but basically looks like the same bike as the newer models ( with the exception of the conventional forks) Will new model plastic bolt up? Other than maybe the forks, is there any disadvantage to the older GG machines? (like maybe weight) Also, I've heard that the conventional Marzochis are really good forks.

I'm just learning about GasGas so help me out! Thanks!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:30 PM
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If I remember correctly the radiator shrouds will but the back end requires the new sub-frame ($$$). There have been previous posts on this subject, do a search and all should be revealed

'06 Raga Rep

(hopefully '08 EC200 & '10 TXT Pro 250 soon)
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:53 PM
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I did a conversion on my sons '06 EC125. The rear will not fit without a whole new subframe which in all is huge $$$.

BUT, you can get a Polisport rear mudguard, and it looks pretty good IMO.

I have ordered a set of Hyde swingarm protectors, a set of the full cycra handguards in black, and Im manufacturing a front sprocket cover, and she will be complete.

Here are the before and after:

2009 EC300 Racing
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:30 AM
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Up to 2006 you can switch out the plastics. 2007 is when the new sub-frame came out so then you would need the sub farme.
2002 Gasgas EC250 (gone not forgotten)
2012 Ktm 300xc
2001 Gasgas EC300
Lifes journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well preserved body, But rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting holy cow what a ride !!!!
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:36 AM
juice76 juice76 is offline
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So, if I understand you correctly, I can use up to 2006 plastic on a 1999? I thought that there was some change to the frame in 2002. I know when you do a search on parts, it looks like 98 thru 01 is the same - then 02 through 06 - then 07 to current model. But again - I don't have a clue - I'm just trying to learn.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:47 AM
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'02 (maybe '01?) and up some of the plastic is different, they used the air filter access on the left side, previous models didn't and it was one large number plate/side panel. My '00 side panels won't interchange with my kids '04 unless I change the air box. Then the big change came in '07.

'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!)
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