Turning a 125 sx or tc into 150 xcw or te

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1/2/2019 9:55 AM

Can you turn a 125 sx/tc to run like a 150 xcw/te? My younger sister is looking for something easy to ride since coming off of a KTM 200 exc.

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1/2/2019 10:12 AM

Keep the 200!!!!!!

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1/2/2019 11:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/2/2019 11:54 AM

I wish we could've. It was lowered for her, fresh motor top/bottom, zero issues, but she was offered a low-houred 150 xcw for a good price. She sold her bike within a few days after being promised the 150 xcw would be hers... and now the seller of the 150 xcw has pretty much flaked on the deal. He still might sell it, but it sounds to me like he's going to keep it. So we're left with nothing now.

For around $4500-5000 I'm wondering if we can build a '17/'18 125/150 sx/tc with low hours and not abused into being a good trail bike for her buying some xcw/te parts. Finding an xcw/te with low hours for a decent price are hard to come by right now.

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1/2/2019 1:54 PM

Most of the KTMs are very tuneable. It's a common platform, so there should be no issue. Andrew Cooksey is a great resource for all of these KTM 2-stroke engines. He'd be able to give you the best advice on setup to make it more torquey.
The smaller the bike, the more important that you find something w low hours.

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1/2/2019 1:59 PM

I just rode a 2018 300xcw yesterday, and I can't believe how good that thing is for trail riding. The 250/300 is a few pounds heavier, but is ultra-uber torquey. That might give you a few more options for a used bike search if you're willing to deal w a few extra pounds.

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