Well I was on my way to pick up some flame theme mirrors in North Kansas City yesterday at Alter Ego Motorcycle shop (a must see if you are in Kansas City) an let my offensive driving skills lax a bit when it happened. I was just about to the exit and came up on a semi. There were cars on both sides with no escape route and chunks of black rubber started shooting at me from under the trialer. Then here it came...3/4 of the tread of a tire shot out and came to rest standing up right in front of me. No where to go, I just tightened up my arms and tightly griped the bars and hit it. When it went up under the bike, part of it grabbed my leg, and the other slammed the pipes and smacked the right side cover. After a bit of wiggle, I was still alive and pulled to the side of the road to suvey the damage. Scrached side cover, and pipes, and a nice bruise on my left leg.. Did I ever tell you I hate driving on the highway?....... Even more so NOW!