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Old 12-22-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Please:)I could really use some advice by tomorrow morn.

Okay, I know i've already got another thread started but I've got a second option now. Opt 1: 2004 GG 300 pro txt, new clutch,new fact. silencer,brake pads not installed,3 owner bike,cert. of origin,frt light and switch,aluminum upgrade that replaces carb boot w/o-rings,xtra sprocket,rejetted,carbon pipe guard,good tires,good shape $3000 or Opt:2 2005 sherco 2.5 fresh complete engine rbld,new tires,also good shape $2700. I haven't seen either bike in person just talked to the owners on ph, both seem to straight honest guys. Tomorrow is the only day before new years I can get the GG so any and all input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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All I can tell you is what I've heard. The 300 is the easier bike to ride because the power curve is more linear. However, the 300 is harder to start due to the large displacement. So if your a small person or have a bad right knee the 250/280 or even the 200 is a better choice.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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My vote would be for the Gas Gas.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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Either one is good.

The Pro has a new silencer because the GG silencers rub. Most likely it rubbed a hole in it so a new one was put on. A friend has the 300. It is an excellent bike. That was a revolutionary bike in it's day, and the modern ones are no slouches either.

What does a "complete rebuild" mean? New rings? Cylinder replated? New jug? Trials bikes are EASY to rebuild, but parts are expensive.

I haven't ridden a 250, but I've heard they're a little snappier than a 300. My vote would also be for the Gasser. One thing to check is that it's been started correctly. If the pawl gear isn't engaged correctly during the kick process it will eventually break. Have the owner show you how he's been starting it. He should go about 15 degrees to engage it and then kick, not kick from the top.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Tough choice, but I would lean towards the GG, simply because "fresh engine rebuild" makes me nervous on a 2005 Sherco. It should not need it unless something catastrophic happened.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:45 PM   #6
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Ya gotta get in the pool. Pick one, ride it. In a year you'll know enough to pick the next one.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:54 AM   #7
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which one d'you get?
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:57 AM   #8
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We couldn't meet last night so now the GG guy will be out of town until after the 1st so I guess I want get to play over the holidays.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:05 PM   #9
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Dang, been waiting to see which one you went for.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:10 AM   #10
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Did find out yesterday the Sherco was rebuilt only to be sure of it's condition,spoke with the mechanic and he put new mains and rod bearings,piston/rings,cylinder was good. He owns a shop within 30 min of me and carries GG,Beta,Oset,TM,Sherco,he goes through all his bikes if unsure of their history. So getting a fresh engine on the Sherco make it more desirable? He sold the bike about a year ago and new owner has ridden maybe 1 hour (was retired and went back to work shortly after purchase) so decided to just keep his vintage. I was told parts are a little cheaper and easier to get for the Sherco. Thinking of offering $2500 for the Sherco? What ya think?
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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so a seller who totally rebuilds a bike if he doesn't know its history(...shurrr) and a buyer who only rode his new purchace for an hour in a whole year(shurrr).i'd be more inclined to just view the bikes and ignore the sales pitch
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #12
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so a seller who totally rebuilds a bike if he doesn't know its history(...shurrr) and a buyer who only rode his new purchace for an hour in a whole year(shurrr).i'd be more inclined to just view the bikes and ignore the sales pitch
Could be a sales pitch but I've heard only good things of the shop owner and he really has nothing to gain from the sale of the bike,he's got a 06 280 that's getting a complete rebuild as well before sale and I can stop by to view the progress if i'd like. I may be buying into a sales pitch (i've def been there before )but I really don't think so this time.
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