July 07, 2009, 02:33:01 PMThe engine became a lot looser and smoother during the first 500 miles and the gearbox was like a completely different device. I'd read that RE's benefit from putting the miles in but I didn't expect it to be so noticeable so soon. Shame the recall put paid to anything over 500 miles but should be back this week.
June 20, 2009, 03:31:49 AMMostly people stare because they think it's a resto. Then they see the front brake and numberplate and get a bit confused. Once I explain about the bike the penny drops and all have been complimentary so far.
You will enjoy your bike very much. Tedious running in to deal with but worth taking time over it, the difference between zero and 500 miles on my bike was quite obvious.
June 20, 2009, 03:27:03 AMThe winshield was a throwback to my previous bike a T'Bird Sport which also had one fitted, so habit really. I'm undecided about it to be honest. I don't ride in bad weather and relatively low speeds mean it doesn't really do much. I need to allign it with the forks a bit better though.