I became a member midyear of 2008 WAY BEFORE I ever got my hands on my first M109R. It was a '09 LE and I was completely oblivious as to how to maintain it as I find myself mechanically/technically challenged. I was immediately offered an E service manual and started to learn about my bike. Over the years I performed scheduled maintenance under the supervision/advice of the good guys and gals here on the site saving myself boat loads of cash to spend on mods. I've found the discussions and advise that I've received here to be unsurpassed and second to none. I've since sold my 9 and moved onto other things in my life which give me as much joy and fulfillment as my bike did. Most people would've never come back to a forum after selling their bike but I found myself still attached to the people here, getting to know some of you personally. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm not going away any time soon.