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hey guys just picked up my first ktm ever, a leftover 12 150 xc for 5700otd. i am new to trails as well, been a mx guy my whole life. i took it to black lake and the tomahawk b and c loops for 2 days and absolutely loved the bike.

being 122lbs its nice to be able to handle your bike when your stuck on a hillclimb lol.

 

anyways im looking for some mods to improve it as a purely woods bike.

 

anyone try the clockwork 3.1gallon tank?

also looking at a trail tech ignition mapping switch.

 

in terms of power what are the easiest ways to get a little more out of the motor?

plan on getting a fatty and carbon pipe guard and not sure what muffler to run. any sx parts i could carry over to get more power?

 

any other things worth doing/getting?

 

would like a trail tech voyager or something along those lines.

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I can't speak about the Clarke tank, but I did a Acerbis tank on my SX... I can push 70 miles to a tank racing enduro. I get about 35-40 out of a stock tank. I barely notice the larger tank after 5min of riding. The petcock was a little interesting to mount and seems a bit vulnerable, but it works. I did a Powercore 2 muffler for the trails and rejetted per the manual for my elevation. Other than that, all stock.

 

Great bike for both track days and trail riding. I bought it to be a track only bike, surprised how versatile and fun it is to ride!!!

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If you can do Tomahawk b and c loops fine then I don't see the need for a larger gas tank.  40-45mi is about the longest you'll find any trail in MI.  Unless you plan on riding mccct or something.

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Avoidthedog.

I run an FMF powercore 2 with the standard pipe (carbon guard is a good idea too)

I tried a European power pipe (made for the sx and XC) and it gave it significantly more power right up top but robbed it from the bottom which I didn't like so I've gone back to the standard pipe.

Jetting it properly gives you more power than most mods IMO.

I've also had the cylinder cleaned up and lightly ported/epoxy work and the head cut for a tighter squish and a touch more compression. It really comes down to how far you want to go chasing gains or moving power around.

My mate also bought a 2013 XC (same as mine) and apart from jetting, he just rides it. Stock. No problem at all and it really does go well. They do come stock with a good engine and all the goodies that make it a good off road bike. Putting SX stuff on it doesn't always make it a better.

Good luck with it and let us know how you get on. They are a very underrated bike.

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Avoidthedog.

I run an FMF powercore 2 with the standard pipe (carbon guard is a good idea too)

I tried a European power pipe (made for the sx and XC) and it gave it significantly more power right up top but robbed it from the bottom which I didn't like so I've gone back to the standard pipe.

Jetting it properly gives you more power than most mods IMO.

I've also had the cylinder cleaned up and lightly ported/epoxy work and the head cut for a tighter squish and a touch more compression. It really comes down to how far you want to go chasing gains or moving power around.

My mate also bought a 2013 XC (same as mine) and apart from jetting, he just rides it. Stock. No problem at all and it really does go well. They do come stock with a good engine and all the goodies that make it a good off road bike. Putting SX stuff on it doesn't always make it a better.

Good luck with it and let us know how you get on. They are a very underrated bike.

Thanks for the info, i was talking about the clockwork ktm gas tanks not clarke. check them out its supposed to put the weight lower in the bike and will be as narrow as a sx tank all the while looking better haha.

 

thanks for the tip on the pipe, i definitely dont want to take any bottom end away as i love how well it lugs around so i definitely appreciate the stock power spread. maybe ill send the cyl and head out to get some work done and bump up the compression. i have plenty of sunoco 112 leaded laying around that i use in my crf250r so i dont mind running race fuel.

 

being 120lbs i ALWAYS have to do suspension work on my bikes, unless i decided to buy an 85 lol. will be swapping springs and figuring out whos the best person to revalve.

 

as for recluse and steering damper, ive ridden hondas for a while so im perfectly used to headshake and unstable front ends lol. also i dont really see a need for an auto clutch since i cant even manage to stall the damn thing. definitely not an efi 450 with god awful flame out

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at your weight you probly need to get lighter springs for the bike. Learn how to adjust the power valve to change power delivery.

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