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Old 01-14-2010, 02:07 PM
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Default 2005 EC300 vs 2007 EC300

Hi, does anyone know what are the main differences are between a 05 EC300 and a 07 EC300? How would a 05 EC300 compare to a 07 KTM 300 exc? I'm looking for a enduro bike and can't make my mind. I came across a road registered, good looking 05 EC300 that is 2000$, a 07 EC300 not road registered, not so good looking as the previews for 2600$ and a good looking 07 ktm 300 exc for 3000$. Please help me figure out witch one of them worth my money. A lot of my friends suggested me to take the ktm for it's better resale value and aftermarket parts. But from what I've read on the internet the GG is a good and a lot cheaper choice against the ktm.

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Old 01-14-2010, 02:56 PM
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The GasGas is as good as the KTM and cheaper. Resale is tough, but parts are easy to get and nowhere near as expensive as KTM parts. I am saying this from experience as I went from KTM to GasGas.

The only real difference between the 05 and the 07 is the rear subframe with new plastic on it. ( one piece rear fender and single seat bolt). I would go with the better deal for your money, meaning low hours, not raced, etc.

I would take the 05 from a guy who bought it but never rode it vs. a racer who rode it but maintained it. Also consider extra/add on parts that come with each.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:38 PM
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Just so you know the 05 can be updated to the 07-current models if you choose to do it. Sub frame, airbox, rear plastics and maybe a few other things. The new style sub frame is much better and stronger but if your not a crasher the 05 should be fine.

You just missed a beautiful 07 here from Matt R. Be patient, even good ones when they pop up don't sell very quickly.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:42 AM
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Just another way of looking at it.
Do you buy a bike that has been raced and had all maintenance done before it probably nedds it or do you buy a bike that has hardly been ridden and maybe not maintained at all???
Food for thought, my mates and I argue this all the time.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:36 AM
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I would take the one that been raced and well maintained against the other one.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:22 AM
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There's no way to have your question about KTM Vs GasGas answered sensibly by anyone other than yourself having tried them. I think most people on here will recommend the GG, after all we're on a GG forum so we decided. I have owned and ridden both makes. I settled on GG for 2 reasons; 1) they seem more forgiving when I'm tired and 2) in the UK there are too many KTMs.
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i rode a ktm 300and it riped my arms off great bike but just too much power for me .settled on a ec250 which i love and that was because just too many ktm,s at the meets i go to
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:59 PM
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Ok, I've made my mind on the 2007 gg ec300. I will have it probably at the end of the next week. It is fitted with fmf gnarly front pipe, fmf shorty silencer, talon wheels and hubs, radiator braces and another few minor things. It was the best deal I think.
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talon wheels and hubs
That's some serious coin right there. Nice. Double bearings on the drive side just like the GG. IMO more wheels should come this way.

Some 2007's came with the FMF Gnarly pipe BTW. It's a very good pipe and a copy of a Messico or Doma I believe = better power spread.
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I'd say if you buy a bike for $2000, you shouldn't be too worried about resale. I figure a bike is worth $1000 a year, this is why it's tough for me to consider paying $7K-$8K for a new bike. After 4 years, it's only worth $2000, then stays worth $2000 for almost an indefinite period of time as long as it's in good shape. It may not be logical, but it seems to be the way it works.
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