Jordan Bailey is one of the new kids on the block for Rockstar Husqvarna. As the Supercross season starts with a fresh group of riders on the east coast, Jordan will be one to watch on Saturday night. Mechanic Jedidiah Rodriguez walked us through Jordan’s trick FC250 before packing it up and sending it off to the cold in Minneapolis.
Jordan runs a Pro Taper SX bend with a 38mm bar mount provided by Neken. Jordan does run his bars rolled back just a pinch but nothing crazy. You also will notice at the top of the triple clamps a plastic piece placed in between the clamps. This is a 2D system that records data for the bike to help the team gather detailed information on how the bike is running. This not only helps the team but keeps the rider safe on race day.
Pro Taper half waffle grips are mounted to the bar and wire tied so they don’t spin. The throttle housing is billet and added for durability during racing.
On the factory bike there isn’t a map switch like you would find on the 2019 FC250 in a dealership. Because the maps are built into the ECU there isn’t the need for it. Rockstar Husky runs just a standard start/stop button on each side. You will also see that Jed adds wire lume to the start and kill button wiring. This helps with durability on the wires and cleans up the handlebars a bit.
22mm off set Neken triple clamps are mounted to the bike with a stock steering stem. His fork height is at 6mm and this is based on rider preference. Steel bolts fasten the triple clamps opposed to titanium you might find on other factory bikes. This is based on rider feel and preference.
Carbon covers are added to the factory Brembo master cylinder. The levers are billet for added durability. The lever is pushed in quite a bit for leverage on the starts for Jordan.
The factory front brake master cylinder is actually shorter and smaller in size to avoid from debris damaging it. The window is also removed to keep from damage causing a brake failure.
WP Cone Valve 52mm front forks are mounted to Jordan’s bike. They have an integrated start button catch. The start button is set at 150mm which is a little deep but nothing crazy.
A stock front axle is used with a factory nut to help prevent it getting caught in a rut or hung up on anything.
On the front wheel Dunlop tired are mounted to an Excel A60 rim. Stock spokes and nipples are use on the hub probided by Dubya. You also will notice that the spokes are wire tied for a little bit of insurance. It keeps from the spokes pulling out or breaking off.
One of Jed’s favorite pieces on the bike is this factory carbon guard that protects the front rotor. The guard also covers the caliper including the underside so nothing is damaged during racing. The mount they use for the guard is also a factory component.
On the coated stock front brake caliper there is extra wire tie on the bolt for increased durability. The brake pads are stock.
On the inside of the frame we noticed a longer steering stop for Jordan’s bike. This is to help prevent the Neken triples clamps from hitting the frame.
The radiators are stuck with no extra bracing and polished by the team at the race shop to give it that factory feel. Because the radiator lines wrap around the head pipe, heat wrap is added to protect the rubber and keep the coolant from boiling.
A 2.0 radiator cap is added to the bike to help with heat. Most of the factory teams are at a minimum of 1.8
The engine packages are done in house at Husqvarna’s race shop in Southern California. You will also see the team runs a factory engine mount developed by the race team.
A full coverage carbon skid plate is added to the bike for protection. You can also see that the engine cases are coated for extra durability for debris and rocks hitting it.
A Kite billet clutch slave cylinder is added and anodized blue. The billet helps with durability and increased strength.
A stock shifter is added and level with the foot pegs. The arm is polished for factory look.
A stock steel swing arm pivot is on Jordan’s bike with a titanium njut. Grip tape is added to the frame and subframe to keep Jordan on the bike and add some protection.
The team runs Twin Air air filters and holes are drilled into the side for a little more air flow for the motorcycle.
A factory fuel tank is added to Jordan’s bike and like the rest of the team a custom gas cap is placed on the bike for some added personality . The fuel capacity is the same as stock.
You will see on the bottom of the factory fuel tank a different spicket is used to reroute the tube and give it more protection and out of the way from damage.
A Guts seat is added to the bike. It is also Guts foam. The texture on the seat cover provides extra grip and the pleats/bump also help with his placement on the seat.
A factory carbon rear chain guide is added and keeps the chain in place while riding. The chain sliders are stock on the bike.
A 13/50 Pro Taper sprocket gearing combo is on Jordan’s bike with RK gold chain.
A titanium rear axle is used with factory chain adjusters and blocks. The adjuster bolts and nuts are titanium.
Stock sprocket bolts are used with a fugie flange design to keep them in place.
Out back Jordan is running a Dubya hub, stock spokes, and nipples.
A 110 Dunlop rear tire is placed on Jordan’s bike. This is a preference for Jordan and had to do with stability or the way he likes to corner the bike in Supercross.
Stock brake pads and rotor are used on Jordan’s bike with a factory Brembo caliper.
WP Factory rear shock with high speed/low speed compression and rebound at the mechanics finger tips for quick adjustments and fine tuning the motorcycle for Jordan Bailey.
Stock foot pegs like the ones you will find on the 2019 Husqvarna FC250 are found on Bailey’s race machine.
A longer pull rod is added and a factory billet component. The linkage nuts are titanium. They have a built in nylock for a little extra protection to keep them from coming loose.
Factory rear master cylinder is added and the window is removed to keep from being damaged. The clevace is also stock. The rear brake line is factory and the brake line guide is stock but had been modified to save a little weight and give that factory feel.
The brake pedal is 10mm shorter than stock on Jordan’s bike. The tip is stock. You will also notice that the site window for the oil has been protected more with a piece that limits how much glass is exposed.
The team does run an FMF exhaust that is specifically tailored to the teams engine package.
You will see numbers on the head etched in just above the FMF header. This helps keep track of each motor and its rotation. Think of these numbers as an inventory system to help the mechanic keep an eye on wear of the motor and how much it has been used.
A complete Rekluse clutch is used with a factory spring inside and Rekluse Factory clutch cover. All the 250 riders are on a very similar motor package and haven’t gone off the beaten path from what the team has developed. Factory wiring harness and things have been moved around to make it easier for Jed to get at quicker and make it more efficient on race day.
A cool note about Jordan Bailey’s race bike is the factory throttle cable. On a standard KTM or Husqvarna the cable runs behind the handlebars while Jordan’s runs in front like a more traditional set up. It is longer and makes the pull a lot smoother.