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Old 02-20-2013, 09:42 PM   #31
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did you have any problem putting on your scorpion skid plate? Mine is an 07 ec300 (i believe) and it was an absolute nightmare.
The skid plate was straight forward. Remove pipe, assemble the rear (2 bolts) bracket and 'hook' onto the frame, line up the 4 bolts that go across, and thats it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #32
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The skid plate was straight forward. Remove pipe, assemble the rear (2 bolts) bracket and 'hook' onto the frame, line up the 4 bolts that go across, and thats it.
I couldn't ever get it to clear the pipe...chopped it until it fit!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #33
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http://www.powerapt.com/smartcarb.php

if it does what it claims, it'll be awesome. if not, it's an easy resell...
Hows the smartcarb going?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #34
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Hows the smartcarb going?
not here yet - i think delivery is around may 1.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #35
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not here yet - i think delivery is around may 1.
thats a bad feeling buying the part, anticipation, only to wait for shipping. Im sure it will be worth it once it comes in
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #36
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Went down to the garage to make sure the gas gas was still alive, rode around the neighborhood and down to the lake to keep things moving. Figured id snap some pics once i got home

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #37
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Barnyard Find - GasGas JT35

Found this 1995 JT35 posted on CL and quickly purchased it:


The previous owner purchased it in San Jose in 2011 and did not do any maintenance, or ride it much. He bought it from someone who could not start the high-compression motor.

Developed by 7-time World Champion Jordi Tarres (hence the JT model) for GasGas to compete in the World Trials Championship (WTC), this model won the WTC 3 consecutive years from 1993-1995.

This is not a beginners bike! Quite scary!

I contacted Jon Stoodley http://www.gasgas.com/tech.htm , one of the key figures in preserving Trials scene here in the USA. Jon told me that the bike was originally owned by Steve Darrow, a National ranked US Observed Trials Championship competitor. Jon had made some head modification on this bike to make it easier to start. This bike is a 'big-bore 2-stroke beast: capable of 6th gear wheelies. The 327cc engine was the most powerful trial motorcycle produced by any manufacturer until the 1996-1997 338cc JTR370..

The engine design is considered to be bullet proof. Used by GasGas till 2003, was also used from 1995 to the current generation of GasGas EnduroCross bikes which were based on the Cagiva/Husqvarna WR chassis design. The EnduroCross 250/300 uses different transmission ratios, cylinder, and incorporates a exhaust powervalve. Trials manufacturers no longer build these big bore bikes (current models are under 300 cc)

After a few hours inspection, and routine maintenance, everything works!

Due to the heavy clutch use on a trials bike, we run Dexron III ATF fluid in this transmission (or 5W30 Dino oil) and never sythetic oil. The transmission 1st-4th gear are suited for trials, with 5th & 6th set up for trail riding.

The Paioli fork design which was used by GasGas until 2001 (TXT Pro uses Marzocchi), Sherco to 2009, and Beta to 2010 has only one spring held in the Left fork with 280cc of 5W fork oil. The dampening cartridge is held in the opposite (Right) fork with 330cc of 7.5W fork oil. Bleeding the AJP clutch (mineral oil) and the rear brake (DOT 4) is interesting as you push the fluid up though the nipple towards the master cylinder: as opposed to filling the upper cylinder and letting the fluid drain down. The bike has all the components of the GasGas Factory WTC bikes: Dellorto PHBH26CS replaced with Keihin PWK28 (yes a 28mm!); Kokusan ignition; Boyesen reed valves. You'll notice that a trials 2-stroke does not have an expansion chamber (note the exhaust pipe).

At slightly less than 170 lbs. wet, the bike feels heavy compared to current trials bikes (under 150 lbs.); but with the extra weight comes stability. These models are wired for lighting, and were street legal in Europe. I will probably get a CA license plate for this one in the near future.

Nut and Bolt check complete, lubed, and fresh fluids. Tyre pressure set: 7 psi Front/3.5 psi Rear. Fresh 80:1 Pre-mix.Taking her out today to bash some rocks and logs!

Jason Finn showing us what can be done on an 18 year old trials bike:
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #38
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that is a sweet find! ive always wanted to try riding a trials bike (and owning one) but both my wallet and lack of trials bikes in the area has led me to never experience one.

Keep us posted on how you like it!
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #39
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that is a sweet find! ive always wanted to try riding a trials bike (and owning one) but both my wallet and lack of trials bikes in the area has led me to never experience one.

Keep us posted on how you like it!
The JT35 definitely feels heavier at around 170 lbs. In comparison the trials bikes over the past decade are sub 150 lbs. The geometry is fine and comparable to more modern bikes, but some bikes have even tighter steering lock.

It feels very planted, and compared to my daughter's GasGas TXT Pro 200, it much more suited for trail riding. Gobs of torque which let's you power through anything, even more so than my GasGas EC300. But relatively a challenge to kickstart with the high compression and low exhaust port. With the proper technique I can kickstart in the first or second kick. Good fuel mileage - we rode 4-hrs. yesterday without refueling.

I highly recommend trials as the foundation for all riders. It will make you a much more controlled and proficient rider.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #40
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #41
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What kind of air filters do yall use in your gas gas's? Also where do you order from? thanks for the help.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #42
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What kind of air filters do yall use in your gas gas's? Also where do you order from? thanks for the help.
cr250r fits fine.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #43
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Another reason is probably because I would guess most Gas Gas owners are trials riders who have their own place here.
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What year?
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Anyone got an opinion if a ec250/300 could make a decent dual sport bike? Or are they going to be a little too high strung for such duty?
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