First time dirt rider question?

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First time dirt rider question?

Postby CPitty » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:28 am

I am just getting into the sport, totally have the bug. I have ridden street before (not for a long time though) and I am really looking forward to this new sport.
I am actually still in the hunt for a bike. I am looking for a used one before I really get an idea of what I am looking for in a bike. Can anyone give me their thoughts on a 2012 GasGas 250 ec 2 stroke? I am in contact with a guy looking to sell. It has approximately 75 hours and he is asking $4900. Good deal and/or is this a good place for me to start?
Thanks for the help, and I can't wait to see you out on the trails.
Colin

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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby giantjoe » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:34 am

Yea it would be the perfect bike for the trails around here. There's always the people that say a certain brand is better than another, but the bike is dead on target. Try to get some $ off though. Only KTM has high resale. You're probably going to have to a top end soon.
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby CPitty » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:12 pm

Thanks for the reply. I've reading about people having a new "top end", what is involved in doing that and what would the cost to me be (approx.)?

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Postby giantjoe » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:48 pm

Piston head and rings are a new top end. It'll cost you around $500. Try to get that $500 off the asking price because it generally should be done around 100 hours. Many people do it around 50 hours. I likely won't do mine until 150ish.
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby CPitty » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:51 pm

Great to know thanks for the help! Hopefully it goes well and I can get ready for the spring...totally have the bug! lol

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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby CPitty » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:10 am

Bought my first bike....2011 GasGas EC300. Now the biggest problem I have is starring at it everyday and waiting for the weather to get better! :thumbsup:
Thanks for the advice and help...I am ready to hit the trails now, see you all out there!
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Postby giantjoe » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:40 am

Nice bike! Be prepared to have your arms ripped off. If you wanna spend some more money and have an easier time getting used to off-road, get a Rekluse. It'll smooth out that big hit for you too.
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby CPitty » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:22 pm

I'll look into it....thanks.
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby Dave8444 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:54 pm

Get some grip studs and go ride it! Go see Dean at Blackfoot direct. You made a good choice with the 300 they are great motors for the woods.
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby axel99 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:41 pm

Get some bestgrip studs, premix and winter ride. There is no a replacement for seat time. If your new to dirt bike riding its best to get a season on the dirt before you try the snow.
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby aebbern » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:17 pm

Great to see another Gas Gas rider on here. I have been having a blast with my '11 EC250:
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Hope to see you out on the trails soon.

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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby CPitty » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:46 pm

Thanks Andy! I did allot of research and I really liked the look of the Gas Gas...I'm sure we see you on the trails!
Colin :cheers:
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Re: First time dirt rider question?

Postby Hooligan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:39 pm

Last summer I bought my first dirty bike. A 2010 Gas Gas EC250F. It was an excellent deal as it hadn't been used a ton but the primary reason I bought it is because it has a WR250F motor. Gotta love the ability to get parts at any Yanaha dealer.

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