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After selling my 2013 250SXF and taking a break from riding, I wanted to get back into riding with trying the all-new 150SX.
I got screwed on the purchase sadly, the dealer did give me some incentives in the form of some discounts on parts. However, I wanted to keep the bike stock as possible.
Initially, the bike seemed pretty good because the tracks I was riding at were pretty smooth. However, the more I went to tracks with more bumps, the more I realized the 4CS stock can't deal with them. I tried a few mods to the 4CS including springs and re-valving but wasn't happy with the results. I decided to spend the money on TBT racing's KYB update and it led me down a rabbit hole of not being very happy. He didn't quite understand what my problems were and even though he came to the track to see me ride, it was difficult to figure it out. Eventually we got a setting that at least worked enough, but I was over-all very disappointed in the forks, but the shock was fine and I kept riding.
The first problem happened right before I got the forks modified. The throttle got stuck open and threw me off the bike. It was a horrible crash, it got stuck going up a jump face and I over-jumped by a fair margin, but the throttle stayed pinned and the bike literally threw me off the bike on the ground upon landing. The bike kept a wheelie for a few seconds and fell to its side with the throttle pinned, destroying the tail and side plastics. I broke my tailbone in the process and had severe tissue damage that lasted for months. I went over the bike very carefully, looking for leaks, but it was all new and had not been touched by me. I didn't see anything wrong and once I healed up I went back riding again. On my first ride back, same thing happened again, the throttle would take off all of a sudden, even though the throttle tube was physically closed. I was lucky to have my hand on the clutch the 2nd time it took off and we tore the bike down after that. I lubricated everything and again, couldn't find a lick of issues. It took me 2 years to heal from the tail bone break and I still have lingering sensitivity in that area.
Since then however, I was scared to jump the bike or ride it full throttle. Even though the issue never came back, I was too scared to ride the bike and instead of riding, it sat around the garage. The suspension was too harsh for our bumpy winter tracks and the motor was so fast, it was very difficult to ride. So I decided to sell the bike and buy a 250SXF instead and lost a few grand in the process. However, the first day on the 250SXF, I felt at home and that pretty much ended me riding 2 strokes for the time being.