Hi all, great forum - I have had my '57 Reg TA for 6-ish weeks now, and am suitably impressed! Having sold my 1800cc cruiser to buy the TA, it's nice to have a bike which doesn't weigh nearly 400kg, can corner, and has a 200+ mile range tank instead of a 90 mile one!
I do have a few concerns, so maybe some kind soul can chip in:
1) welding is awful! is everyone's like this?
2) my bike seems to whine quite a lot on deceleration, like a syncromesh noise - is this common?
3) Lights are not switchable, but come on as soon as ignitionn is turned on -apparently this is a new US style EU regulation; fair enough, but having had a flat battery once already, and having had to jumpstart the beast, it would be nice to have the option to temporarily disable lights when starting and just prior to shutting engine down, and also for um... covert ops in the new Forest - even a push to break while starting would be fine - anyone done this?
4a) Does anyone know where there is an easy to get to switched live for installing all my accessories, or do I get the wiring diagram out?
4) In common with many others, I keep looking for a 6th gear - I would like to change the front sprocket, but if I do so does this invalidate my warranty?
Many thanks for any answers!