Well I only have a little over 200 miles on mine. Still working on getting the TPS set and have also found another item to try......cleaning the ignition switch. Someone on Guzzitech reported they made significant improvement eliminating the rough spot by cleaning up the ignition switch. I really like the riding position, seat and am one of the few that does not notice any buffeting????? 5' 10" with a 30" inseam and the bike fits me like a glove. The suspension really smooths out the crap roads around here too. Yea it is high geared like all my previous Guzzi's. Luckily I have not had to pick it up off the ground yet so no idea what that is like.