I made an error on my earlier post - the starter motor relay on the DR is under the right side cover. Sorry. (left for the KLR?) Filter skins - I've been told that swimming pool filters are cheaper and work too... Feyala when you went backwards down hill .. you only had the front brake to control the speed with, right? Trick - put the bike in gear, engine stopped and use the clutch leaver as a rear brake ... makes it much more controllable! Oh lean the bike against your hip rather than take the weight through your arms and down your back, your much stronger through the hip. As always - try it first, may not work for you. If the bike is unstable without luggage then don't bother with luggage weight shifting. Suggest you go back to my bit on pulling on the tyres to find play in a bearing somewherre -tyre off the ground when you do this. Get someone with strong hands to do this - but look at what they are doing so you know. ------------------ The off topic heath care stuff .. to Jo Momma ... if I get sufficiently motivated I'll copy and past the relevant stuff there ... or someone else can do it? Post a link here for the rest of us.