A small point about cars: I used to work for a BMW dealer, so I know how techy those crazy Germans are. I also know how much pride they take in their product. They replaced thousands of V8 engines for people simply because they were making a harmless noise at idle. They knew it was their own fault, so as long as your 530, 730, 540, or 740 had fewer than 100,000 miles on it, you got a brand new powerplant at no cost. Your post reminded me of a young punk with an M3 trying to get a free engine after he floated the valves. These engines come with rev limiters, so the only way he could have jacked the engine is by forcing it into the wrong gear at a high speed. The e.c.m. showed that the crank got up to 11,500 rpm before the scatter. BMW rightly said "Up yours, buddy." As for the bike tracking, I would like to be able to find who took my Suzy so I could pound him. Guess we'll see if the system backfires.