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Old 06-26-2019, 12:29 PM
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Default 2019 EC300 mods

First of all I am loving the EC. Getting off a WR450 I feel like I am a better rider on the Gasgas.

Question. What modifications and accessories do you recommend on the EC for Enduro and XC racing. Also where do you get these items.


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Old 06-26-2019, 05:21 PM
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First of all I am loving the EC. Getting off a WR450 I feel like I am a better rider on the Gasgas.

Question. What modifications and accessories do you recommend on the EC for Enduro and XC racing. Also where do you get these items.
A decent bash plate
Rad Braces
Pipe protection optional

Go through the carb and get rid of the stock jetting, ensure float is correct.
I personally have the head machined to reduce tolerances and correct compression ratio before trying to jet them. Costs a bit but everything falls into place quicker after. Improved economy, stability to alt/temp changes, and a bit more powaah as well.
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:02 AM
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A decent bash plate
Rad Braces
Pipe protection optional

Go through the carb and get rid of the stock jetting, ensure float is correct.
I personally have the head machined to reduce tolerances and correct compression ratio before trying to jet them. Costs a bit but everything falls into place quicker after. Improved economy, stability to alt/temp changes, and a bit more powaah as well.
Sorry for the novice question, but I haven't owned a water cooled smoker for years.

I have a rad "guard" on my scooter, what purpose does the "rad brace" serve(obviously bracing) and why does the "rad" need bracing more than the factory has supplied it with? And is it needed by all and sundry or is needing one more specific to different riding styles and terrain?
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Old 06-27-2019, 04:09 AM
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Sorry for the novice question, but I haven't owned a water cooled smoker for years.

I have a rad "guard" on my scooter, what purpose does the "rad brace" serve(obviously bracing) and why does the "rad" need bracing more than the factory has supplied it with? And is it needed by all and sundry or is needing one more specific to different riding styles and terrain?
The rads are very soft sideways. If they get an impact they will bend.

This is after my bike falling over at walking pace, but it fell just on top of a suitably sized rock. However, mine is not a 19 model, but I would be surprized if the 19 rads are any stiffer / heavier.
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:36 AM
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^^^Thanks for the reply brother What was your remedy

PS: Looking at my '19 fitted with "guards", obviously the guard is going to absorb some of the impact from the side(obviously not as much as a "brace").......Anders, did you have "guards" on your bike?
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:15 AM
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^^^Thanks for the reply brother What was your remedy

PS: Looking at my '19 fitted with "guards", obviously the guard is going to absorb some of the impact from the side(obviously not as much as a "brace").......Anders, did you have "guards" on your bike?
My remedy was to pull it back into shape. As I said, they are quite soft.


I had no guards/braces then. But now I have the Bulletproof design guards. They are made of billet aluminium and very sturdy.


Installed on my 2015
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:17 PM
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It's all personal preference. You don't need to run radiator protection.. You can repair or replace radiators if they get damaged.

They simply offer some structural protection and support to the radiator. Different brands (AXP, P-Tech, Force, etc) offer different setups. Mostly you want the side protection to stop the bananaring as seen above. I like some protection across the front too (more than just plastic louvers).

Same goes for the pipe. Personal choice.

A big enough impact will still break things, even with protection. The force needs to go somewhere. I'd rather dissipate what I can though.

Depending where you ride I'd probably factor in a 50/52 tooth rear sprocket as well!
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:19 PM
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^^^Thanks for the reply brother What was your remedy

PS: Looking at my '19 fitted with "guards", obviously the guard is going to absorb some of the impact from the side(obviously not as much as a "brace").......Anders, did you have "guards" on your bike?
By guards, do you mean the plastic shrouds? They offer next to no support when you throw 100kg against an immobile object with the point of force being the edge of a radiator.
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:34 PM
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Hey rodent, I am also in Sunbury!

Radiator braces are a good investment if you are doing difficult tracks and you fall over every now and then.

Prevents busting a radiator out in the bush, coolant then drains out and you can't ride home otherwise you'll cook your engine.

But if you don't ride rocky, tight tracks then don't bother.

I had them on my old bike and have some being shipped for my Gasser.
But I reckon I'll need to buy new Chinese knock-off radiators as mine are currently both bent in quite far from previous owner.
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Thanks for the feedback gents
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