Manufacturing plant Bike Friday: Charlie Mullins’ KTM 350 SX-F – Have a closer look at Mullins’ National Enduro race bicycle.



Mechanic: Charles Marchant

After riding a 400 SX-F in last year’s series, Charlie Mullins opted for the particular 350 XC-F for 2013. According to Mullins, the particular 350 is lighter and a whole lot simpler to flick around with the trees compared to 450, plus the power is a bit smoother and easier to use within the really tight stuff. The 2010 National Enduro champ had issues last year with his rear brake systems over-heating, however the 350 should resolve that since there is less engine inertia.

Mullins’ mechanic Charles Marchant says that a little bit of engine function is done to “clean things up a bit and make this more user-friendly for your Charlie; nothing special, although, this is woods racing. ”

A brand new thing the particular KTM off-road team is definitely this year is a custom-made in-line gasoline filter that can be removed quickly and effortlesly must it start to block up.

“Mainly on the GNCCs, we are going to possess a ‘sub’ fuel series that’s going to possess a filter inside it, so if it’s really dusty then the filter will probably clog up before the injector will and the rider could remove it and re-connect the line quickly and effortlesly, rather than wasting valuable time going back towards the pits for repairs, ” says Marchant.

Marchant also runs a cooling enthusiast on the bicycle, which is an item that’s available from KTM for all of the particular four-strokes.

As far as the particular WP suspension, manufacturer techs from WP set up and maintain the particular A-kit units, that Marchant says are wear the soft part regarding Mullins.

The actual triple clamps are generally SXS KTM Power Components models with 20/22 offset set at kunne 20mm.


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