Schmidt Performance Build – 2004 KTM 450 EXC

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Built by Dave Schmidt of Schmidt Performance, this impressive KTM was just featured in Dirt Bikes magazine. As a stock bike it had plenty of power, but now with suspension and motor modifications Dirt Bikes says it can outrun most new OEM dual sporters.

Dave got the bike three years ago and rode it for a year. When the counter shaft bearing went, he decided to go a little crazy with it. As the engine was apart, he put in a Vertex Pistons Replica kit and then added a FMF PowerCore 4 slipon exhaust. The chassis was sandblasted and then powdercoated orange. Other goodies include a Renthal bar, IMS 2.9 gallon fuel tank, Trail Tech X2 headlight, IMS Core Enduro footpegs, and new plastics. Seeing as Schmidt runs a professional suspension shop, he rebuilt the suspension himself.

For more on the build, check out this video from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC:

Find this well-prepped KTM for sale for $6,000 in Perris, California here on Find It Sports.

Photos from the Dirt Bikes article.

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