Well I've been a little too busy to visit this B.B. for a little while and to my utter dismay when I return I find closed topics, revoked memberships, and petty insults being flung about! WILD FX started what I would consider a legitimate post that quickly deteriorated into a mud-slinging mess! The guy says that he got better answers on the DR side and he gets crucified for it!!? C'mon - give me a break. The response that I would have expected would have been a flurry of carefully crafted, intelligent comments on the pros and cons of both bikes. With the exception of NH Kevin's response, the man gets slammed for where he lives, what and how he rides. I know that many of you respect Taffy and his input as a long-time member, but I.M.H.O. telling anyone to **** - off shows disrespect and immaturity, and has no place here. If it was meant to be a joke, I for one did not see the humour in it. You can all spare the "he should search the archives for that topic" rhetoric as well. Every topic should be considered open for discussion as new members and new perspectives come forward almost daily. That is one of the great things about this B.B. and why I keep coming back. In the past I have seen some fairly heated debates here and none of them deteriorated to name-calling or mean-spirited comments. With all the bad news in the world to-day, it was nice to come here where a common interest bonded us all and everyone seemed to get along. I guess that is no longer the case. I truly hope that I have not offended anyone with these comments, it was just something that I had to get off my chest. Props to Steve, Bryan, and Bill for a thankless job well done. What you guys do shows everyone how great Thumper Talk really is. Later - P.Z.