My toy I picked up this weekend 97 Gas Gas EC250

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Picked it up over the weekend for $1000.
 

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Not sure. I haven't had a chance to look it over good. It needs a headlight cause the original owner removed it for hare scrambles. It's my first 2 stoke in 14 years.
 
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Looked at the forks. Don't have a clue what kind they are. They aren't inverted but there are blue adjusters on top for the rebound in think.
 

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Could be 45mm Marzocchi Magnum forks, similar to mid '90's KTMs. I think the 50mm Marzocchi forks came out in '97 on the KTM. Might also be something unusual, like a 46mm Paoli fork.

All those can be made to work well, and I bet that bike is very nice in the woods stone stock.
 
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I can't wait to get it in the woods. Sure beats the 1987 Honda XR200r I've had since I was 13. Wow 26 years of that little thumper
 
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I'd love to ride that thing! Those early GGs ('97-'98) had a counterbalanced engine that is reported to be oh-so-smooth and "stall-proof," a bit like a trials bike.

Jeff
 

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farmerj said:
I'd love to ride that thing! Those early GGs ('97-'98) had a counterbalanced engine that is reported to be oh-so-smooth and "stall-proof," a bit like a trials bike.

Jeff
I had a '98 EC250 and that engine was smooth as butter. The counter-rotational mass took away the "hit" making the bike easier to ride in snotty conditions. GG did away with the counterbalance shaft in '99 and improved crank balancing.

Forks are 45mm 'zokes. One side adjusted compression and the other rebound. Strange, but it worked pretty good for off-road. You either needed to get the sliders hard-anodized or change oil frequently.
 
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Everyone keeps saying nice RM. Haha Look again.
Found out the other day that the carb is a quad vent PWK off a rmx250. Now I have to figure out the jetting. :whoa:
 
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Several people I now described the GG engine as a 3-stroke because it was so smooth. You'll like it.