I joined in 2008 when I was searching for an M109R and bought a 2007 in Pennsylvania. Does that count me as an Original Gangsta?? =)
I still love this site and have missed many opportunities to meet fellow M109Riders. I do see fellow M109Rs on the road, and occasionally get to chat at gas stations. I am so thankful to the guys and gals on this site that have provided technical expertise and parts for my bike "Plum's Passion".
On the 27th of August, I did a no no and hit my brakes in a tight curve and my bike catapulted my into the pavement at 25mph. I dislocated my shoulder and got road rash on both arms and legs. I am enjoying my time at home with the family, and progressive is restoring my bike completely including custom paint. It will be a few months before I can ride again, but I am looking forward to being back on the M109R.