Long store short, my site wasnt displaying the www. in url. I checked my dns settings they seemed fine. I then found suggestion to edit the htaccess file and redirect to www. and well it didnt work. I followed BP directions to use custom code, saved it, automagiced the secure.htaccess again, and I would get a page not found - check dns. So I took that out, and found a suggestion to go into general settings and check the wordpress & site url's. They did not have www. as part of url, so I added that in for both. I got a quarantine alert (for auto_.htaccess) but everything underneath that for BPS pages came up blank - no interface. I have taken the www. out of general settings for now.
Am I going to need to do a full reinstall or you think if I disable BP while I make change, then regenerate all htaccess files I will be ok?