Thanks for the replies.
Here's what I've learned reading the threads:
Murphs (great people to deal with) new/better model coming out.
SWMoto-easy install, harder to deploy (especially on a lowered bike), less
Happy trails-bitch to put on, not easy to align.
Suzuki OEM-the best? but $75-150 more?
Thanks to the info on this board, getting 0% financing for 60 months-may outlast me, I'm 71.
Any rebates on the 2012 models? Thanks again, Ian