HManPhoto's Random Musings

Posts covering ride reports, motorcycle gear reviews, game and movie reviews, and thoughts on life and my job.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Bike is out of commission for the time being.

I went on a ride a couple of weeks ago to get some pictures to finish up my Garmin 2610 review. Unfortunatly, during said ride, my exhaust mount strap broke off and went under my rear tire. It cut a nasty gash in it (emptied completely of air within roughly 9 to 10 minutes) and nearly left me stranded. Luckily I was close to my parents home at the time.

I was running Scorpion Titanium Flame exhaust and I'm currently in contact with them to see what they can do about the strap. The worst part of it though was it just ruined a brand new Avon tire with less than 1,400 miles on it that I just put on a month ago.

I hope to get the review up anyway (minus some pictures that I wanted from the bike) and I will also keep you all updated as to what I find out from Scorpion about the situation.

I may be over-reacting a bit but I can't help but feel this could have been worse than it was. I was going around a curve when it came off and let me tell you, I could feel it. The tire "skipped" sideways as I went over it. Rather scary at the time.

If anyone out there has had this happened to them, please contact me.

Till next time. Have a good (and safe) day.