Thu. May 23rd, 2019

2019 Off-Highway Manufacturing facility Racebikes—Quinn Wentzel’s Husqvarna TE 300

Quinn Wentzel is rapidly turning into one of many high Onerous Enduro specialists in America. The Canfield, Ohio, resident spent most of his driving profession competing within the US MotoTrials collection, and previously few years, whereas nonetheless competing in trials, has been making the transition to Onerous Enduro.

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In 2019, Wentzel is concentrating on Onerous Enduro, and extra particularly is honing in on the American Onerous Enduro collection. He’ll additionally race some AMA EnduroCross rounds that don’t battle with the intense races. On the latest RevLimiter Excessive Enduro in Decatur, Texas, we spoke with Wentzel, who gave us some perception on the modifications he does to his bike.

Wentzel’s 2018 Husqvarna TE 300 is provided by Beaver Creek Cycle of Lisbon, Ohio. It’s value noting that 2018 was the final yr Husqvarna produced the TE 300 carbureted mannequin, because the 2019 machine is gasoline injected and was renamed TE 300i.

Wentzel makes use of a Lectron carburetor, which eliminates the necessity for jetting changes. The tuning is all achieved with the slide of the carburetor. “The Lectron is one thing that I acquired used to very fast,” Wentzel mentioned. “The underside-end is de facto good on it, [which is beneficial] for the intense stuff. I feel [the Lectron] is healthier than the Mikuni as a result of these are exhausting to tune. [The Lectron] is smoother, and it doesn’t spit and sputter as dangerous.”

Wentzel runs an FMF Gnarly header pipe with an FMF Titanium 2.1 Powercore silencer, Dubya wheels, a Rekluse handbook clutch, and a Husqvarna PowerParts radiator fan, which he says, “Is a large should in excessive enduro.”

The WP suspension is ready up by Stillwell Efficiency. In keeping with Wentzel, Stillwell’s setup actually plushens it up. “We softened it up within the entrance and rear to make it an excellent stability for the quick stuff too, as a result of there’s quick stuff in all excessive enduros. [We] made it capable of deal with the gnarly, uneven bumps rather a lot higher too.”

So far as safety goes, an SXS skid plate is used together with Bullet Proof Designs radiator guards and swingarm guards. Wentzel likes the XC Gear handlebar clamps, particularly the Mako 360 unit with the pink polymer, which helps cut back vibration and absorbs huge hits. So far as tires, he makes use of Vee Rubber Tackee tires. Wentzel additionally makes use of S3 Curve Enduro footpegs, which can be found from Ryan Younger Merchandise. The graphics are achieved by Dynamic Designs Graphics, which is Wentzel’s personal firm.

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