OCTOBER 2013 / DIRT BIKE 45
The motor oil was changed on Charlie Barney’s bike every 400
miles using Maxima’s 10/60 and a clean air filter as needed.
Valves have been checked at 15 hours and 100 hours with no
adjustment needed. He also ran the Euro XC mapping (richer
for better response), and the stock rims seem to crack easy,
leading to the replacement of the front rim. He went with a
Three Bros Euro taillight, an EXC license-plate holder, SAR
LED rear turn lamps to prevent kicking stock units off getting
on the bike, and a KTM step seat for rides with big climbs;
Charlie tends to slide off the seat and needed something to
hold him on the bike.
Barney uses a Clockwork EFI gas tank. It holds about a gallon
more fuel and is thinner than the stock tank. He also made a
custom low-profile fuel-line fitting at the fuel pump, which
resolved the fuel line hanging down by the ignition cover. The
fuel line is protected much better now.
KTM Hard Parts footpegs feature
adjustable heights and proved to be a
key ergonomic upgrade.
Save the rotor! Enduro Engineering’s
disc guard is a toughie.
One of the best hand-saver mods
comes in running Fasst Co. Flexx handlebars. Adjustable via changeable
elastomers, the Flexx system soothes
the hack factor.
On the Dirt Bike machine, we fit on an
Enduro Engineering skid plate. It’s
stronger than the KTM plastic unit and
can take a serious pounding.
The Dunlop D908 rates an A+ on the DOT-legal, stick-like, gorilla-tape front tire.
If you want an instant gain in bottom to
mid-power, then plug in an FMF Snap.