Mechanic: Nate Alexander
According to his mechanic, Nate Alexander, Andrew Short likes a lot of torque when it comes to the power delivery on his BTO Sports 450 KTM SX-F Factory Edition. As far as the suspension goes, Alexander says that Shorty likes it to be equally balanced front to rear.
For the longer motos found in outdoors, the team runs a larger fuel tank. And to deal with the intense heat often found at the outdoor races they also run larger capacity radiators and a radiator fan off of an XC model, which helps keep the engine temperatures consistent. It also forces air on the fuel tank, which helps keep the fuel cooler.
The engine setup is pretty much the same as their supercross setup, except the mapping is changed to make the fuel mixture a little bit richer.
As far as gearing, Shorty runs one tooth down from his Supercross setting.
Shorty also wants a little bit stronger brakes for outdoors, so he runs an older master cylinder and older-style calipers off a 2008 SX, which has a 10mm piston in the master cylinder and 28mm pistons in the calipers.
Another thing that Shorty does for outdoors is he lowers the bars approximately 5mm by taking spacers out of the bar mounts.
The triple clamps are RG3 and the motor is done by KTM factory services.
Ian Anderson at KTM does the mapping for the BTO bikes, while Rob Henricksen at RG3 does all the suspension tuning.