To prevent radiator shroud bolts from seizing and becoming hard to remove, we recommend the use of never seize grease or GRO White Grease on the bolts that fit the shroud to the radiator.
Draining the power cover after each ride by snipping the cable tie and letting any build up of oil drain will help the power valve to operate smoothly.
Performance will not alter if the tube is not tied off, but replacing the cable tie can prevent water entering the tube through river crossings.
To prevent the side stand from flicking up. Use a chain link and drill an 8mm hole in one end, remove the top side stand bracket bolt and fit the 8mm drilled end of the link to this bolt, now remove the spring and refit it to the other end of the link. Check that all bolts are tight.
Please remember that this modification is for competition use only. For ADR proposes the side stand must flick up.
If your rear brake is a little too high and the adjuster bottoms out before you can get it to sit at a comfortable level. You need to remove the brake pedal, clevis pin and yoke. Cut the protruding rod at the top of the flats, clean up with file and refit. Remember to wind on a nut before you cut the rod so winding the nut back off will clean up the threads.
Lock wiring certain items can help on long trail rides and enduro races, by keeping water out and prevent unforeseen problems. Lock wire the throttle cable to the throttle housing to prevent the cable from being pull on if a stick or something gets caught under the cable.
Lock wiring hand grips is a good way to prevent them from turning and causing an unsafe ride.
If your bike is used for off road riding, the rear mudguard can be shortened in length to avoid it getting damaged on rocks or ledges.
Remove the number plate light and then use a sharp hot blade or hack saw blade and cut along the grove in the rear guard to shorten it for off-road riding.
An easier way to remove the air filter from EC 450 4t is to remove the left hand side cover.
This only takes a few minutes longer than removing it from under the seat but access is easier.
Remove the seat and the bolt attaching the L/H air box cover to the frame, remove the small screw at the back of the sub frame and slide the cover forward.
On 07 to 08 you will need to remove a small screw at the front of the air box cover.
Customers that are requiring quicker air filter access can do so as a alternative to the original battery box removal.
Cut the heads off 4 x front brake lever pivot bolts.
File the end of the bolt to give a taper.
Check that the battery box locating holes are a tight fit with the studs
Replace the original four bolts that hold the battery box down with the modified pivot bolts. (They must be tightened into the sub frame)
Push the battery box onto the studs
For removal of the battery box just lift the box off the studs for quick air filter access.
Please note that the batte..
Gas Gas Motos, SA has reached an agreement with Moto Italia s.r.l., former Husqvarna Motorcycles s.r.l, to acquire their two and four stroke engine technology.
28/02/2014 A recent press release by GasGasMotos.es has announced their acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles two and four stroke engine technology, to be produced in their Salt factory in Spain.
This transaction has taken place with the approval of the Austrian KTM group who acquired the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand in early 2013. This proves the interest of KTM to reinforce the European motorcycles manufactur..
The 2014 Gas Gas Factory Replica will feature a graphic design that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Spanish factory. Halley was the first model sold by Gas Gas. This original theme is transferred to the 2014 Factory Replica models.
Gas Gas Motos announces the beginning of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the brand with the entry into the market of the 2014 Replica Factory models with the image of the first Gas Gas to be produced in the Trial series: the Halley model.
In 2015, Gas Gas Motos celebrates 30 years. Ahead of the commemoration of t..
07/01/2014 The rider from Manresa is at his best since signing with the Gas Gas EC 450 Raid, now in the first stages of the
marathon n the mountainous area of the race, between Sanrafael and San Juan. A historical position for Gas Gas as this is the
best result chieved by the Spanish firm in Dakar. Also highlighting the stage of Dani Oliveras, who has used his past as a
TRIAL rider to become enshrined n a new stage of riders.
The course was battering and complicated for the participants. To prevent the timing-out of the seniors, the organization has
06/01/2014 They took-on the first dunes of Dakar and with them, the high temperatures. Hard, long and intense navigation, with very fast speeds in the first part and a lot more technical in the final stage. One more time, the Gas Gas riders must again face in this second assault linking Argentinean San Luis and San Rafael, with 365 kilometers and a special link of 359 kilometers.
The gray dunes of Nihuil have tested the character of the riders. And once again, the components of the Spanish brand have ignored the high temperature that can cause problems with the skin and punish the mec..
www.GasGasMotos.es recent press release announced that the Catalan Government has enabled the provision of a shareholder loan to the Catalan GasGas Motos Company to foster the development of an expansion plan to increase market share in both Australia and the U.S.A.
The transaction was formalized today through Avançsa with the aim of consolidating the strategic industrial
project for Catalonia.
Gas Gas will acquire new technology to enhance their own engines for all motorcycle models 2 and 4 stroke,
a fact that will allow them to gain market share in Australia..
24/02/2014 - The Spanish rider, with his Gas Gas EC300 defended his position in the final round of the SuperEnduro World Championship held in the French town of Tours and finished sixth. Melcior Faja also raced the three finals.
Dani Gibert finished sixth in the SuperEnduro World Championship after being defeated in the last of the six rounds of the championship, held in Tours (France). The Catalan rider finished fifth in the 1st and 2nd finals, and was sixth in the 3rd and final race at the end of the night. Melcior Faja, another member of the Gas Gas Extreme Enduro Team, also raced in the..
17/02/2014 - Gas Gas rider Oriol Mena has been the big winner of Basella Race 1, a test of Enduro, which has in addition to several World Championship riders, 1,200 fans who gathered at this motorcycle race course.
The Gas Gas Enduro team has started in the Basella Race 1, where one of the riders of the Spanish brand has achieved outright victory in the prestigious pre-season test in which he competed against several World Championship riders.
The team's strategy has shown its result, and after consistent riding under conditions not at all easy, as the ground was ve..
09/02/2014 - A finish with a bitter taste for Team Gas Gas in the fifth round of the SuperEnduro World Championship held in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, with Dani Gibert outside of his usual positions.
Dani Gibert and Oriol Mena participated in the finals of the fifth round of the SuperEnduro World Championship that was held at the Palau Sant Jordi Olympic Stadium in Barcelona. In the fifteenth edition of the Barcelona Indoor Enduro, and before 11,000 spectators, Gibert and Mena struggled to get good results. However, the track was very slippery, making it difficult for all riders t..
07/02/2014 - The Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona will host this weekend, the latest rounds of the SuperEnduro and X-Trial World Championships, and the Gas Gas riders await with great anticipation to be racing "at home". Barcelona will be the two wheels center on this Sunday, February 9th with the celebration of World SuperEnduro and World Championships X-Trial, which will take place on the same stage: the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, (Palace of Saint George) one of the Olympic jewels of Barcelona. In the top class inside this enclosed venue, the Gas Gas team has a good number of representative..
26/01/2014 - The new rider for the Spanish Gas Gas brand did not find his rhythm in the special on the Mexican track and finished in ninth place. Gibert maintains his fifth overall position.
The fourth round of the World Championship SuperEnduro was held in the Mexican city of Guadalajara with great success as the crowd filled the VFG Arena.
Dani Gibert had a difficult night in his debut with Gas Gas. The particularities of the track did not let the Catalan rider show off his extraordinary talent that has allowed him to contest for the podium in some previous rounds.
24/01/2014 - Dani Gibert, Melcior Faja and Dani Oliveras will be the three official riders of the brand that will consolidate for the most extreme races. Gas Gas will also provide assistance to customers in the Erzberg Rodeo, the Red Bull Sea to Sky and Red Bull Romaniacs.
The 2014 enduro season is about to start and Gas Gas Motos announces that a team for enduro extreme with a formal structure that will defend the colors of the Spanish brand. Dani Gibert, Melcior Faja and Dani Oliveras, three young Catalan talents, who will participate in the tests of the Erzberg Rodeo, the Red..
23/01/2014 - The Catalan companies, Gas Gas and Ossa merge for industrial and commercial synergies and to develop new products.
The result of this merger, Gas Gas assumes production of OSSA at its factory in Salt, where current models of both Girona brands will be distributed. Gas Gas and Ossa will share financial, technological and human resources, but the two brands will retain the existing jobs, their names and operate independently in seperate business networks to strengthen their leadership in the short-term trial market.
From this agreement and strengthening of its position i..