How about a small introduction of yourself to the readers of Supermoto Central?
Hi all my name is Jamie Emery I'm from Vancouver island in British Columbia Canada. I'm 53. I have been in the motorcycle business for 24 years. I am an owner of a good sized motorcycle dealership in Victoria called Action motorcycles. Owned a bicycle shop before that.
We sell five brands of bikes all year round (mild winters). Only motorcyles that’s why we are “the motorcycle guys”. www.action-motorcycles.com
How did you get into supermoto and what do you find so great about it?
I got into supermoto when I tried it one practice in 2013. The guys in the shop had bugged me to try for a few years and I finally broke down, and it was lots of fun.
I had road raced for many years but had not done any track stuff since 2006.
What is great about it is the club we have Victoria Supermoto. We get the track every Tuesday night from April till September.
Never far to drive and different track every week. http://victoriasupermoto.com/ - https://www.facebook.com/groups/120350968005393
When and how did the idea for this project originated? What’s was the base for your project?
After riding the practice I got my friends at KTM to try and source me a SMR. With no luck as they didn’t bring any into North America in 2014.
I did the next best thing. The guys at KTM hooked me up with a 2014 KTM 450 SX-F.
Can you tell us in short how the build went? Did you have any big problems or did it all went smooth?
The build went very smooth, with lots of time to do research. I used this site as a guide as well as others. Before KTM sent me the bike they built up the motor, you know left over race parts from the MX season.
Factory piston, ported head, weighted flywheel, remapped etc.
Once I got the bike I already had most of the stuff to convert it, suspension internals fork end for the radial caliper, triples etc.
I had a buddy make some parts as well to mount the steering damper and shorten the swing arm 15mm.
What do you use your bike for? Do you ride it on the street or just take it to the track once in a while?
I only use the bike on the track too tight of rules for the road around here.
Our club had 26 dates last year so we get lots of time to ride.
Is this your first supermoto project or did you also build other supermoto bikes?
This is my first supermoto build, but I have built lots of other cool road race bikes in the past. Most were based on singles as well.
Do you have any plans for another supermoto project in the future?
No plans to build another bike right now. Only thing left is a swingarm. Suter? This winter I just added the Arrow exhaust and the wheels were recent as well. I call it version 2.0 I still have a couple more little things to do but basically done.
Have you got any tips or advice for people that want to start a project like this?
When you start something like this try and have a clear goal in mind for the finished project.
I personally am a finisher some people are always working on the bike and never finished.
Like I said I did so much surfing and reading to try my best to figure out what I wanted and needed long before I ever started.
Thanks for you interest
Frame stock, painted KTM orange with gold pearl, post welded on for steering damper.
Swingarm shortened 15mm powder coated black.
Gilles tooling gp style stand adapter for road race type stands.
KTM factory style chain guard.
Raptor ti footpegs.
Front forks shortened 20mm revalved same as a SMR, lower left fork radial brake mount.
All suspension work by Riders Edge.
Works connection holeshot device.
Rear shock shortend to lower bike 20mm X-trig preload adjuster.
X-trig triple clamps 11-14mm offset.
Brembo racing radial caliper 108mm Brembo race pads.
Brembo 15rcs master cylinder folding lever.
Zeta carbon scoop.
Core brake lines front and rear 24k gold plated, ti fittings
Front rotor 310mm braking.
Renthal handle bars, Cycra handguards.
Renthal folding clutch lever.
Wheels marchesini 16.5x3.5 front 17.x 5.4 rear.
KTM axle sliders.
Tires Michelin supermoto slicks.
Steering damper Honda HPSD revalved with Racetech internals.
Motor, factory piston, ported head, stealthy flywheel weight 12oz.
Suter slipper clutch.
Arrow titanium full system dual exhaust.
Hiflow waterpump kit.
Carbon overflow tank for radiator.
P3 carbon skid plate Half thickness.
Rk chain thinnest o-ring chain available.
Custom breather tank for the motor.
So many titanium fastener's and bolts from Pro bolt, Racetech titanium,and Toronto cycles.
2015 KTM bodywork.
Graphics & Numbers Ride Industries.
Ktm Hardparts clutch cover and filter covers lots of orange stuff.
KTM seat cover.