Suspension was going to be a big task as well, with
three of us racing the same bike, each with our own riding
style and personal preferences (myself definitely the prima
donna in the suspension department). To give the bike
an updated feel and better performance, we modified the
front end using triple clamps provided by BRP to accept a
set of 2010 KX450 forks that Justin had in his possession.
Precision Concepts then re-valved the forks and shock to
dial in the handling for the varied terrain at Glen Helen
When we first hopped on the bike, we were reminded
why we fell in love with dirt bikes in the first place. The bike
felt so light and flickable on the track, it was easy to switch
lines and to move around on the course and in the off-road
sections. We felt like heroes throwing the bike into corners
and whipping it over the jumps. The motor had plenty of
torque off the bottom and pulled hard through the mid and
Abbatoye Designs topped
off the build with a full set
of custom graphics.
L.A. Sleeve took the stock KX250, pumped it up to 270cc
and installed an LAPC piston. We installed the Moto Hose
carburetor hose kit and radiator hose kit, giving it a little
style with their blue color.
We ran the ARC Memlon folding levers, ARC RC8 clutch
perch and A’ME half-waffle grips.