Photo Credit: Donnie Bales @donniebales28
The Red 300XC is visually stunning for those who want to stand out from the Orange crowd. Wiseco is at the core of the engine.
Our good buddy and favorite Slovakian Rado, tested this machine and you can check out the video right here.
For this build we grabbed another one of my old bikes which I had sold to my buddy Jim. He has it plated in Arizona where he has a place and rides most of the year.
We have loved these 300XC bikes ever since they came out in the summer of 2016 (the 2017 model) when we got our fist one. We have played with Lectron Carbs and many other mods but have learned that the 2017-2019 XC are simply amazing bikes that are very durable. We have seen these bike running for well over 300 hours on the stock cranks. Piston replacements in the 80-120 hour range seem to be standard.
We have skipped out on the TPI generation of these XC bikes because of a list of potential issues. We are optimistic that new new TBI bikes will prove better so for now we are just fine with the Keihin carb update from JD Jetting on our Red 300XC build.
For this bike we kept the mods simple to the engine and suspension while concentrating on making the bike more durable in tough trail conditions with a bit more power. TMR re-cut the cylinder head for more compression and performance. A V-Force Reed cage and FMF system are added on for power and tractability.
With the suspension of the AER48 Air fork is not our favorites however they are pretty good for trails and Race Tech does a great job modifying these units. The stock shock is good but too soft for just about any Vet guy over 170lbs.
This bike received the full Taco Moto Co treatment with the all new Plug N Play Dual Sport Wire Harness. This along with their Blinkers & Tidy Tail has us fully legal and ready to connect our trails with a bit of asphalt.
The big eye catcher of this build is that this is the only Red 300XC (carb bike) out there. With the help of MX Plastics we got this bike turned into a very unique looking machine. To do this we only needed a GASGAS tank from IMS. The seat and subframe are all the same on a 2019 version for this build. On the 2017-18 models I do not see a good option yet to do this.
JD Jetting 38mm Keihin and Enduro Engineering Clutch Master guard. ProX X-Ring chain and Steel Sprockets hold up nicely.
IMS Tank is needed to complete the Red GASGAS conversion and helps on the long rides.
MotoMinded has us dialed with the headlight & Enduro Engineering on the hand guards.
Decal Works and MX Plastics nailed the look of this unique looking 300XC.
Motoseat custom seat cover for looks/function and FMF 2.1 silencer for smooth tractable power.
146 hours on the original KTM hour meter which Spencer and Jay logged 120 of. ODI Bars and Lock on grips are a must. Trail Tech Endurance II for checking speed & miles.
Double Take Mirrors tuck away very nicely. ODI lock on grips with Works Connection clutch cap.
Taco Moto Blinkers are so hidden and trim. ICW radiator mods.
Also if you are a big 300 two-stroke fan and you missed out on our recent 2017 TX300 build video/story please check it at Dirt Bike Test.
Wiseco Performance Products
CV4 High Temp Radiator Cap
Top-End Piston kit
Pro X Racing Parts
Rear Steel Sprocket
Gold X-Ring Chain
Steering bearing kit
Ersberg Factory 2.1 silencer
Cylinder Head Mod
V-Force Reed Cage
Full plastic kit for Red GASGAS
38mm Keihin Carburetor with Jet Kit
FMF Pipe carbon guard
Carbon Skid plate
Coolant Catch Can
Large Fuel tank for GASGAS
Taco Moto Co.
TMC Plug and Play Dual Sport Lighting Harness Kit
TMC Tidy Tail Kit (All one Brake light/Running light/Blinkers)
TMC LED Flasher Relay
TMC LED Flasher Indicator Adapter
TMC 360 Fork Wrap Turn Signals with Run Light Feature
TMC Left Hand Master Switch
Sicass Ignition Key from TMC
Double Take Mirror
Left side Enduro Mirror
Semi-Custom Graphics kit
Pre printed number plates backgrounds
Factory II Stand
Front & Rears brake caps
Rotating bar clamp
Steering stem nut
Rear Chain adjuster blocks
AT81 Front 80/100-21
AT81EX Gummy Rear 110/100-18
Two-Stage Air Filter
Core Manual Torque Drive
Radiator straightening and bracing
Custom Cool seat cover
MX V2 Lock On Grips
Handle Bars Flight Champ Bend
Bullet Proof designs
Rear Swing arm guard
Fastway Pro Moto billet
Linkage with guard
Tusk Off road
Oversized Rotor/Adaptor Bracket
Rear Rotor Guard
Suspension Re-Valve and set-up
Klotz Synthetic Lubricants
R-50 Two-Stroke Pre-Mix
Rear Brake Return Spring
Clutch Cylinder Guard
Wrap around Hand guards
Head light custom bracket/set up
Baja Designs Headlight
Light Switch holder
Lisince Plate holder