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By David Edwards | BikeCraft Magazine

One of Southern California’s “go-to” guys when it comes to dirtbike motors is Ted Boyko. A promising kid racer on a factory Indian minibike who almost lost his leg in a bad crack-up, he then became a tuner, landing at DG Performance where he ported and polished two-strokes for the likes of Bob Hannah, Danny LaPorte and Broc Glover. The man is a magician with a Dremel Tool.

Which is how the Husqvonda came to be. Now running his own shop, Boyko Racing in Costa Mesa, Ted was the natural choice when a customer wanted a heart transplant for his 2008 Husqvarna SMR450 supermoto bike. Tired of motor problems with lightweight four-stroke