Hey everyone... I really appreciate all your feedback. I know this is an "old issue" for most of you and revisiting it again [and again and again] is probably getting boring... but for us "new thumpers" there are some things that we just need to learn. I'm off to do my Air Force Reserve duty so I won't get to work on my bike for the rest of the week.. but when I return I'll certainly follow the suggestions that you have provided. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions... they've been a great help both technically and mentally [darn thing is wigging me out! ] The bike does run very well... I know... a trip to the audio store to get some acoustic insulation! That should quiet things down! Hope everyone has a great weekend riding!