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Old 01-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Sub Frames Gas Gas

Hello,

Just picked up a sweet 2003 Gas Gas 280 TXT 03 Edition. Love the bike and it has taught me soo much already.

A couple of questions for the group here.

Where can I find parts in SO CAL?
Where can I get a parts Manual? Seems like all the stuff on the web is for the PRO.
Is there supposed to be a sub frame on the tail of the bike? Everything I see on the bike says no, but I saw a picture in here of a Gas Gas being restored and it looked like it had a sub frame.



Also if I try a sit down wheelie, I feel like I am mashing the air box, cause that seems to be all that supports the rear fender.

Thanks Guys.

Oh if there is anyone out there in the So Cal area that knows of a good place to ride where other riders give tips, I'm all ears.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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these guys

http://www.lewisportusa.com/

They are great to work with. I got everything I needed fro my 2001 GG.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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http://www.trialspartsusa.com/manual...k-complete.pdf
http://www.trialspartsusa.com/tech.html
Your bike is the same as the 2001 TXT. Way more reliable than the pro. Just don`t ever ride a pro. Cuz then you will need one!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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+1 for lewisport! I just talked to my local gas-gas dealer about a manual he said they don't have them, but there is info out there if you spend enough time googling!

and there's this http://www.gasgas.com/Pages/Technical/Home.html

Sorry, dont know about a sub frame.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Most of the trials bikes are built around the airbox as subframe. Not really built for sitting on.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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I thought it might be a good idea to get a rear fender for practicing, cause I know sure as heck I am going to loop it sooner or later and I would hate to ruin the factory fender and graphics.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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Remove all the bolts in the rear fender, just use zip ties on the side holes. If I remember right, if you leave the seat bolt in it will break the seat.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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Hello,


Thanks Guys.

Oh if there is anyone out there in the So Cal area that knows of a good place to ride where other riders give tips, I'm all ears.
http://www.socaltrials.com/
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SoCalTrials-list/

Great group of people. Rummage around the site, join the Yahoo group and introduce your self.
Next event out near Riverside on Feb 17.
http://www.socaltrials.com/events-calendar/

Likely the most local supplier of parts and trials goodies near So. Cal.
http://www.tec-cycles.com/
Cheers, Jeff
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=val4215;20609488]I thought it might be a good idea to get a rear fender for practicing, cause I know sure as heck I am going to loop it sooner or later and I would hate to ruin the factory fender and graphics.


There actually should be some plastic push pin type fastners in that rear fender. They might be there, the pic looke like there could be bolts. They break away when they need to. I just quit putting them in and the rubber gromets are holding the fender in just fine and letting it go when they need to.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:23 AM   #10
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I thought it might be a good idea to get a rear fender for practicing, cause I know sure as heck I am going to loop it sooner or later and I would hate to ruin the factory fender and graphics.


There actually should be some plastic push pin type fastners in that rear fender. They might be there, the pic looke like there could be bolts. They break away when they need to. I just quit putting them in and the rubber gromets are holding the fender in just fine and letting it go when they need to.
I had the 99 321, dad had a 2000 model. in 99 the seat and fender was one piece, and expensive.

Even in 2000, they didn't have the side bolts in these like all of the newer bikes have, they do have a big bolt, you remove it.

then you create your own side bolt holes with a drill bit. In these (small) holes, you need to run "cheap and flimsy" dollar-store zip-ties. Do NOT go out and get good ones... If you use "quality" zip-ties, they usually don't break, and the zip-ties will rip through your fender. Don't bother asking why I know that, lol. I made the mistake of using ones that were like 1/4 inch wide and takes real cutters to get off... that is wrong. you use the ones that are thin, and just long enough to hold fender on, you want them to let go. I keep spare ties in my pad that is on the handlebars, you will too.
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