Questions for owners
Do the tc max have a parking brake for hill parking? If not how do you park on hills without the bike rolling off?
Are there any luggage rack options?
Can a center stand be fitted?
How reliable has the bike been for you so far?
1. Not that I recall. Can you not park it either at a horizontal angle to the hill or at 45 degrees? Either that, or like someone else here does, put a 'chock' under the wheel!
2. There are a few options, but mainly in China. (See the other posts here for the links to Soco Parts).
3. I dont think so.
4. So far so good. Ive done over 1700 miles now, and apart from a couple of weird blips, its been great. Im enjoying not having to pull over and pay through the nose to fill up with smelly flammable liquid! The bike does what I need it to and pulls away/stops in good time. If you want extra speed/power/range, you will have to shell out £30k for a machine that is a step up from this. I highly recommend it!
I've got the official rear rack fitted by my local dealer and it came packaged as Rear Rack TC 1500 so I guess it is identical to the rear rack for the standard TC. It is black instead of silver and takes any standard topbox. The only problem is that it hits the registration plate when you go over a bump so the number plate has to be bent back at an angle to prevent this. I've had it fitted for a week now and I've had no problems. It makes life so much easier when you can put your helmet and gloves in your topbox before leaving your bike.
I've had mine about 2 months now and I've done about 400 miles. No problems. It can get up to 50mph in a strong headwind up a hill which is perfect for me.
Yes - original TC rack fits mounting points in TCmax but hits registration plate. I removed it as it goes too low and changing registration plate mouting is a bit complex as there is also led to highlight it. I am thinking on making higher and a bit shorter custom rack in winter.
I put a bungee cord on the brake lever .