Story by Robby Bell
“We should race a two-stroke at the 10-hour.” I was standing next to Ryan Abbatoye when he
said it. We had just completed the Glen Helen 6-Hour,
and with the endorphins still in full flow, I didn’t give it
a second thought.
“That’s the best idea I’ve ever heard,” I said. “One
problem; where are we going to get a two-stroke?”
Justin Seeds was standing right next to both of us,
and what he said next would forever change the fate
of his 2003 KX250.
“I have a two-stroke,” Justin chimed in. Ryan and I
didn’t need an invitation; we didn’t even ask for permission.
I believe our next words were, “We’re racing it.” And
just like that, a plan was set in motion for the three of
us to race a 250 two-stroke at the 2014 Glen Helen
So, the next question became, “What do we want
to do to it?” With such an open-ended question, we
knew we needed professional help. So, we decided to
send the bike over to Precision Concepts and let them
go nuts with the project. First on the list was definitely the motor, and since we’re all so spoiled by the
power and torque of today’s four-strokes, we knew we
wanted to get more pop out of the KX250. L.A. Sleeve
was more than happy to oblige, boring the cylinder out
to 270 and filling it with an LAPC piston. The addition
of an FMF Fatty pipe, Powercore silencer and Boyesen
intake reed would further enhance the bottom-end pull
and overall power.