No porting, no milling and no internal
tricks—just a pipe and carb.
Dick’s Racing’s carb is a work of art. Not only is it taper-bored from 36mm to 39mm,
but it has a Quad Flow wing and an Intelajet system (with a dial).
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to replace a part, replace it with
something that offers better performance. The PowerFlow kit includes
a front fender, front number plate,
rear fender and radiator wings that
allow more airflow to the radiators.
The Cycra design channels the air
through special ducts and vents to
help cool your engine. The kit is
available in orange, black or white.
I opted for orange and had Factory
Effex make the corporate MXA
two-stroke graphics. All in all, it
went together with ease.
( 10) Miscellaneous. I always
install a 7602 Racing aluminum
brake-pedal tip on my KTMs. Not
only does it have more aggressive
teeth and a brake snake hole, but
it has three adjustable mounting
positions. I much prefer to have a
longer brake pedal so I can have a
more tactile feel for my foot. I went
for the blue brake tip to match the
blue-anodized clutch cover that also
came from 7602. Another part that
I run on all my KTMs is a Works
Connection steering stem nut.
Although it comes in anodized colors,
I really prefer it because it has a hole
drilled in it for the fuel vent hose.
Routing the fuel vent hose through
the stem bolt allows it to stay twist-free, unlike KTM’s mounting system.
As a matter of personal preference, I
run Neken Pichon bend handlebars.
Neken manufactures the stock KTM
handlebars and offers a wide variety
of bends, including stock, in an array
of cool colors. Plus, they have a very
trick rubberized crossbar pad that
fits into a plastic tray to keep it in
place—should my face ever need to
rest against it at speed. I upgraded
from the stock chainguide to a TM
Designworks GP chainguide. History
has proven that TM Designworks
chainguides are bulletproof, and it
is another part that was handed
down to me from Daryl Ecklund’s
EnduroCross and Baja buddies.
Final words. If you analyze what
I did to my KTM 250SX, I made it a
little faster, then I mellowed it out.
I softened the front and stiffened
the rear. All a matter of personal
taste, but as with any KTM, the most
important mods I made were to the
suspension. If you get the suspension
to work, you can live without all of
the other stuff. Now, those are words
to live by. ❏