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My wife wants to know, do used Gas Gas's sell? Or will I have a garage ornament for years.
 
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I have been wondering the same lately. I know where I can get an 01 300EC (euro spec) that has one weekend on it for approx $7500 CDN or $5300 US. No matter how cheap it is, if I cant get rid of it it isnt worth anything to me. I already have an 01 400EXC that I know I can sell when the time comes. I just keep thinking of my buddy with a 98 Berg that he cant give away. We keep joking that he should donate it to the Smithsonian Ins. as it will be an antique before he sells it.
 

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This question comes up quite a bit. It is always slightly more difficult to sell a less well known brand, no matter what you are talking about. However, with the incredible boom that GG is experiencing, resale shouldn't be much of a problem. I had a person tell me last weekend that the moment I decide to sell my '99EC200, to let them know and they would be over to pick it up:) However, I like the bike so much that I have no intention of selling it:cool:
 

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Sell so soon

scottyr:

Why would somebody want to sell a GG 300 after only one ride? Did they give a reason?

Might be something a wannabe GG owner needs to know.
 

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Sounds OK

Scottyr:
That's not bad. Price or situation.

I, at least, struggled with my '99 EXC250 for almost a year before re-riding a Yamaha and only then put in up for sale.

Lemming:

Glad you like your GG so much. What bike(s) did you own prior to the GG, if I may ask. The reason I'm curious is that a lot of the GG owners are recent KDX converts and, frankly, it doesn't take much to outshine a KDX.
 

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Outshine?

Originally posted by clw
... a lot of the GG owners are recent KDX converts and, frankly, it doesn't take much to outshine a KDX.
I am one of those converts, but don't let that fool you. Prior to choosing the GG I test rode an EC200 along with a KTM 200EXC, a KTM 250EXC, a Husky WR125, a Honda CR125, a Honda CR250 and a Fredette modified KDX220. At the time I was trying to decide whether or not to stay in the 200 class or move to the 250 or Vet class. Out of all those bikes I preferred the handling, power delivery and ergonomics of the GG. When I decided to move to the Vet class, a sweet deal on a '98 EC250 fell into my lap. I test rode the bike and it took less than a minute to convince me it was just what I was looking for.

As for resale, about the only time you see one for sale is when the owner is trading to a different/newer model. :cool:
 

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Some parts of the country may be a little harder than others and in general will be harder to sell than jap bikes. But if priced right, like any bike, it will sell. I bought mine used and had to cross 2 state lines to go get it because they aren't many used ones for sale. If your main concern is resale, buy a jap bike, but if you really want a great bike, go with the GasGas.
I've had a bunch of different bikes prior to this EC200 and now I'm a much better & faster rider. It's got a very stable chassis, handles great, & makes good power everywhere. :)
 

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clw - I was riding a KLX before, so yes, there was a big difference:eek:

And yes it ticked me off to no end when KDXfile bought the same bike that I have. Why you ask, well now I'm not really sure that I'm faster than him in the woods:scream:
 

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I bought a EC300 while I still owned my EC250. I was taking a risk since I was planning on the $$ from the 250 helping me to buy the 300.

I sold the 250 7 days after the 300 came home. I placed NO ads except for DRN (which the sale did not come from)

I could of sold the 300 3 times already if I wanted to.

Obviously the popularity has increased tremendously in my area!
 

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Lunch time blues

Don't ya just hate it when it's beautiful outside on a work day and the forecast is for rain this weekend.

Lemming and kdxfile--friends? Guess you're SERA compatriots.

OFFROADR:

250 to 300, right choice I presume? I've ridden 250's since '95 but think at 46 it's probably time to go big. Any regrets after the switch? And, not getting personal or nothing, are you a big guy? I'm 175, SSRA rider and don't know if a 300 will wear me down (or out) faster than my 250's. 300's feel good for a lap, but after 60+ miles I don't know.

Your insights would be appreciated.

Thanks

Oh yeah, EC not XC, right?
 

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Jap bikes sell easy...maybe, but

kdxfile:

Almost forgot. The easiest bike I ever sold used was my '99 KTM EXC250. The afternoon it came out in Cycletrader the phone lit up and the following morning a guy drove 6 hours from Georgia to take it. And I HATED that bike.
Go figure.
 

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The 300 was a great choice IMO. I haven't raced it alot (2 HS and 1 Enduro)
and once I got it dialed in I love it. It really suits my riding style in the woods which is riding in the low to mid RPMs. I never have been a RPM screamer (except for the open fields between woods sections)

Also keep in mind that the 300 is NOT like a open class bike. Its a 'little more everywhere' power. Its in the same chassis as the 250 so depending on your riding style it shouldn't wear you out anymore than the 250.

I weigh 195 (15 more than I should :eek: ) I have 44kg front springs and the stock rear with 95mm of sag. MX Tech anodized the fork lowers and revalved the Zokes.

Yes I have an EC.
 
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Originally posted by clw

... a lot of the GG owners are recent KDX converts and, frankly, it doesn't take much to outshine a KDX.

I am a converted Yamaha YZWRA250 rider.... I bought my 99 EC200 from a DRN member and have been very happy with the bike. In fact, I am thinking about a 01 XC 125:D I'd really like a Euro EC125.....
 
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evolution XR to KDX to KTM to GasGas

Originally posted by clw

... a lot of the GG owners are recent KDX converts and, frankly, it doesn't take much to outshine a KDX.

I've owned and ridden a few bikes and the GG ( 99 EC300) has out shined them all hands down, for my type and style of riding. I 'm 220 lb and like tight technical stuff and hill climbs. I looked at a 00 KTM EXC 300 prior to the GG. The EXC is an awesome bike, however I liked the ergos, handling and tamer power deliver (and softer seat) of the GG EC. Just a matter of preference