Wow...bike must be nice, he's getting a good buck for it.
Them TA's though...they can be a load of trouble if you don't have a good wrench to keep them up. Finicky...cause they are a real race bike.
I had 0 problems with mine this past season. Although I must admit the TA is a handful to race as you have to be in the power zone all the time which is very narrow. If you don't know what your doing...forget about it.
You seemed to have less problems with yours than Marty had with his, and you seemed to launch it better too....and you're close to twice his weight. He kind of gave up on his I think...it ran well but he seemed to have some problems getting the most out of it.
Fritz used to go like hell on his and he's huge. In fact Fritz used to beat Marty....which seemed kind of strange...being that he's easily 100 lbs heavier.