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T.Low

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PostSubject: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/26/2011, 10:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/27/2011, 11:45 am

Pretty, but it won't look that way for long. Black plastic ends up looking really hammered just from minor scratches. Worst thing I did was put black plastic on my '98 GG EC250. It looked worse than the pink the red plastic had faded to.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/27/2011, 6:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/27/2011, 6:18 pm

SpanishFly wrote:
Pretty, but it won't look that way for long. Black plastic ends up looking really hammered just from minor scratches. Worst thing I did was put black plastic on my '98 GG EC250. It looked worse than the pink the red plastic had faded to.



I am the little old lady from Pasadena; my bikes are creampuffs. thumb
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/27/2011, 9:01 pm

T.Low wrote:
I am the little old lady from Pasadena; my bikes are creampuffs. thumb

"Never trust a man with a bike that's too pretty. Pretty bikes don't belong in box canyons. Pretty bikes don't go up hills that require four or five tries. Pretty bikes are no fun to be around. If you show up with a bike that has no graphics, that has plastic that's roughly the same texture as Saddam Hussein's complexion, that tells me you're ready to ride and that complaints will be few."
- Ron Lawson, Editor Dirt Bike
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/28/2011, 1:16 am

Yeah, this bike won't be fun to be around at all.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   5/28/2011, 5:49 am

T.Low wrote:

Sweet
That bike is going to be great for "Black Ops" Hmmmmm maybe a Seal Team six decal may be in order....... Evil6
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/5/2011, 1:23 am

On an ADVrider thread about the GG Desert 450, a guy asked me to post pics of the assembly. This thread doesn't seem to have garnered much interest, but since i started it, I may as well finsh it, so here is a link to the pics of assembly.

Cheers

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=502229&page=9
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/5/2011, 6:35 am

Nice to see the new bike out and running. You SURE had the right shop to do the mods and put it together. cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/5/2011, 7:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/5/2011, 11:12 am

If only my money tree would start growing !

Nice ride
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/6/2011, 6:45 am

I hear your already trying to get the low oil light to come on T-Low. Damn!! I wish I had your wheelie talent. That is one nice looking scoot Tom. Congratulations thumb
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/7/2011, 12:44 am

Thanks, Guys.

It's definitely a good match for me. It's a little more compact and more flickable than my '05, so it seems better at tighter stuff and lower speed stuff, and maybe not as stable at higher speeds, which is fine with me. Although the stock sprocket is definitely too tall. Gotta work a while to adjust the suspension; it's pretty stiff even for a beefy guy like me. Gotta wear the gear box in a bit (EnduroGuy Tom, it's difficult to shift during wheelies big and with with my new MX boots, I can't tell WTF is going on!)

If I can get my new skidplate and bark busters in time, maybe I'll see you guys at the Walker Valley poker run. I'll be the guy with the only 2010 GG 450 and the only lifted pop top 4x4 Astro van. Hello
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/7/2011, 9:09 pm

Great looking bike! I'm sure it will be a blast to ride. Love the exotics!
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/8/2011, 8:21 am

YamWOW! wrote:
Nice to see the new bike out and running. You SURE had the right shop to do the mods and put it together. cheers cheers






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We cleaned it up a bit this winter. Here's a little before and after of what it looked like when I rolled the door open to put my van on the hoist to install the lift kit a few years ago. Dude does a lot of good work in here and has a ton of parts and fasteners and knows everyfrikinthing about everyfrikinthing.

Here's what it looks like now (one of the three bays, anyway)

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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/8/2011, 8:27 am

Relaytech wrote:
Great looking bike! I'm sure it will be a blast to ride. Love the exotics!

Thanks, hell yes, and ME TOO! thumb

Don't know that i've actually ridden with anyone on a Beta yet. They're getting a lot of good pub on ThumperTalk. Be kinda cool to ride with you and the new guy with the Aprilia, just for the exotic heck of it.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/9/2011, 11:15 am

That is one bad ass machine ya got there T-Low! I thought I was over the whole blacked out bikes thing.......But this has me second guessing that fact.

Good taste in rides! Cheers mate Beavis
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/9/2011, 12:30 pm

Ha, thanks C D. The Aussies sure love it. It won the DirtAction 450 enduro shootout in 2008 and 2009. Then 2010 they said they changed criteria and gave a disclaimer ' We’ll tell you now that if this were a straight up bike-on-bike comparison, then the Gas Gas would’ve won. But we’re taking a lot more into account this time around. " Apparently the same for 2011, I've heard.
http://www.dirtaction.com.au/_webapp_349543/2010_450_Enduro_Shootout

It may not be as popular in the States, but who cares. I like it, thanks again.

The DRZ is a sweet bike too. It's (usually!) bullet proof. I do have a freind who is roughly the same speed at Walker Valley on his DRZ than he is on his KTM 300. Of course, his DRZ is much better on pavement than the GG.
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/10/2011, 6:27 am

Yeah, I've been hearing wonderful things about the GG, and Beta's. If I had the cash, I would have definitely picked up on of the Beta's Renton motorcycle has. Dems are some sexeh rides too! About 3k more than a 2011 DRZ though..... Also, like you stated, the DRZ does offer a little more stability on the Highway (very important for me) being that it's going to be my trusty gas saver........Assuming I can keep it out of the shop, that is! Ha ha ha..


You should post up some sweet vids, so that I can live vicariously through you...
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PostSubject: Re: 2010 Gas Gas EC 450   6/10/2011, 1:55 pm

I was going to buy a gasgas back when Condottas here in Wenatchee was a dealer for them. I ended up with my pumpkin though. Still, I'd love to ride one of those.
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