I was one of the early adopters of the Rotti filter system. Those of us that got the composite base plate that failed were the early Beta testers. Of course Rottweiler took care of all of us and sent us new base plates. I too appreciate all the companies and business owners that are supporting our bikes still. The Rotti set up works, but the black filter drives me nuts and the foam breaks down way too quickly on a $100 filter. I have all the other same concerns too--the base plate to carb seals, the inability to remove the filter from the cage, etc. I have had conversations with Chris at Rottweiler and at one point re-designing the filter element to address the foam color and to add a removable cage was on his list of things to do. He told me that Uni Filter was right down the street from him at that time. Looking forward to seeing what TCM comes up with. Again, I echo the others who are grateful for those still coming up with new solutions for our non-current bikes. Really cool.