Driving the old beast yesterday and it felt like there was some obstructive intervention in the operation of the rack - no evident shake or vibration on the road as such, just a feel through the wheel as you go from lock to lock of something there causing it not to be smooth. Sorry I can't describe it better. Anyone had this and any ideas if it might be something simple (inexpensive) to solve? It also has electrical gremlins - turning on the lights when you're driving causes a power drop (overcome by pressing the throttle harder), which eventually becomes the triple crown light show - ESP, BAS SRS "go to workshop". Stop and restart without the lights on and it's fine. Maybe a short circuit somewhere in a bulb holder? It may all be for nothing as sadly I think it's time may have come 50 miles short of 150,000 - and the decision we keep reviewing and putting off every year may have to be made this summer.