This is the first new MX bike I have ever owned. Bought by myself in October 2011 at the ripe old age of 35, it has been brilliant from day 1. Apart from a new rear sprocket, chain, bars and grips I left it pretty much stock for the first year, before switching to 2013 plastics mid season as we had some lying around.
In the time I have had it, the only maintenance I have done on it has been to make sure the chain is oiled, all the bolts are tight, a couple of oil changes, air filter cleaning and some new tyres. I have always ridden 2 strokes but have been vaguely toying with the idea of getting a 250 SXF or a 350 SXF to make life a little easier for myself when hitting some of the trickier jumps close to corners at our local track.
Anyway, after some thought I figured as I was still having more fun riding this than I ever have on a 4 stroke and since it would kind of be a stretch to buy and maintain a 4 stroke I might as well keep it a bit longer and just tune it up a bit.
Over the winter I have put in a new piston and rings, changed the jetting, added a new factory race pipe and silencer, Selle Dalla Valle factory seat and some new wider and grippier ZAP footpegs. The after market silencer is so small that it left a gaping hole where the 2nd fastening was, so I got a moose racing grab bar to hide the hole but it is also great to use when picking the bike up off the stand.
Now I just got to wait a couple more months for the snow to melt and the tracks to open.