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Old 05-16-2018, 12:54 PM
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Default Do-Overs !!! I sold my Gasser. :(

I woke up with Seller's Remorse.

I sold my nicely sorted, 2011 GG250R. Massaged boingers, new Rekluse, rebuilt Lectron carby, RB Designs squish band mod... and gave him a pick-up bed full of 10 years of Gas Gas spares (I forgot to give him the motor bottom half from my 2005).

He had his 2005 GG DE250 stolen from his truck after a race very recently.

“At least I have some money to buy my daughter a new, loaded MacBook Air for college next fall,” I said to my wife, not really buying into the argument

As I got online the next evening to see what my future moto might hold -- I looked at option after option. New Gasser, new Beta (390 or X-Trainer), KTM150... I was all over the map.

"What the fark did I just do?!?"

I have plenty of time to figure this out, and back surgery, and the results therein, will help dictate my path. A light, mountain bike-like KTM150 (my back will love me), or a 2018 GG EC300 (a safer, all-around choice), or a Beta 390 (lots of weight and cost for the option of doing one or two dual sport rides).



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Old 05-16-2018, 02:39 PM
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You need to get a ride on an 18 GG. The 300 is awesome.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:50 PM
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Dang Rick.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:59 PM
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I woke up with Seller's Remorse.

I sold my nicely sorted, 2011 GG250R..
I totally understand my 2011 250 is awesome - it is very similar to my buddy's beta xtrainer (I have mine toned down with a suzuki needle and lower gearing). Power is similar and almost equal to his 300. His bike handles much the same also but it is 3/4 inch shorter wheelbase, same seat height, and 25-28 pounds lighter. I really like his bike but it is no better or more capable so I can't justify the cost of replacing what has been and still is the best bike I've ever rode.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:43 PM
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As soon as I saw you were selling it, Rick, I knew I had to jump on it before you changed your mind! I really appreciate all the parts as well. I promise to beat on Mr. Beers when riding it!
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:48 PM
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If I opt for a new Gasser, I know where to go for spare parts.

The things that keep me away from the X-Trainer is not knowing when it will sign off on top or at what speed and terrain it will run out of suspension. What are your impressions of that? I will do some racing, but I will move down to 50C no matter what bike I get. These A/B courses have been on the edge of stupid, lately.

I have buddies with Betas: 390, 480, and X-Trainer, so I won?t lack for test rides.

Someone already offered to let me test ride each of their KTM 150 fleet (Hubby - SX, XC. Wife: XC-W -lowered-).

There might be a GG in the area for a test ride. There are two dealers.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:12 PM
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You'd love the EC 300.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:35 PM
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If I opt for a new Gasser, I know where to go for spare parts.

The things that keep me away from the X-Trainer is not knowing when it will sign off on top or at what speed and terrain it will run out of suspension. What are your impressions of that? I will do some racing, but I will move down to 50C no matter what bike I get. These A/B courses have been on the edge of stupid, lately.

I have buddies with Betas: 390, 480, and X-Trainer, so I won?t lack for test rides.

Someone already offered to let me test ride each of their KTM 150 fleet (Hubby - SX, XC. Wife: XC-W -lowered-).

There might be a GG in the area for a test ride. There are two dealers.


The X-trainer runs out of suspension as soon as you shift to 2nd gear. It’s awful. They are also the heaviest feeling bike I’ve ever been on. It’s like turning a Harley in the woods. Such a weird bike...

Beta 4 strokes are ok but they don’t really do anything great.

The 150 is super light and a fire breather BUT it’s still a 150 and leaves a lot to be desired for the first 5,000 rpms

The 18 GG will feel very familiar to you except all the little things you didn’t like about the past models are no fixed. Suspension is unreal, motor is a fire breather, easy to work on, and there’s more room in the cockpit. Still very very stable but much lighter


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Old 05-16-2018, 11:22 PM
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Eh, maybe a 150 with a stroker kit.

A friend (bleeds Orange) is vacationing in Spain (went to the Grand Prix).

He stopped by a Gas Gas Shop in Barcelona and spied what he said was a fuel injected GG 300. Euro emissions, I guess.

Edit: He says it looked to him to have Direct Injection components, not the TPI throttle boddy injection of the KTM line of FI bikes.

I did a video of me test riding the KTM line a couple of months ago on my AZRickD youtube page.

https://youtu.be/twIK_T-gw18


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Old 05-17-2018, 07:52 AM
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I got to ride my friend's new '18 orange XCW FI 250 a couple days ago. Except for the price tag & the seat, it was hard to find fault. I really liked it.

But, I still had no trouble keeping up on a '01 GG XC200, so I'm not too jealous. And my check book is safe & intact.

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