Holy Moly, I havent been on this fourm for a while because I have been too busy riding the pants off my ZR 440. If you remember, earlier this year Ive had some big problems with the machine with the clutch self destructing and the odd problem of it running on one cylinder for some odd reason which knocked me out of riding the good old ZR 440 for about 6 weeks (had to ride the old man's 98 ZR 500, He took the 89 Yamaha Ovation :lol: ). One thing I did notice about riding the ZR 500 often this season is that the 500 is MUCH rougher riding then the 440. I have no idea why its so much rougher and louder then the 440 since they are pretty much the same machines when it all comes down to it. That ZR 500 goes like a bat out of hell though! Anyways, The ZR 440 has been back for a while now after getting it all patched up and got it runnin on 2 again and man the thing runs so great with the new clutches and stuff, its really a blast to ride!! I did miss alot of riding and the season is winding to an end but I think we might get a few more weeks of riding here in Western Massachusetts since up here in the hilltowns we still have over 3 feet of snow! Oh yeah and I must say thanks to the people who offered their advice and knowledge to me when I came on this fourm with my problems a few months ago, I really appreciated it.