Don't know whether I'm lucky or a magnet for trouble. Guess I'm lucky since I continue to walk away from these incidents. Was heading down the road last weekend to the store. I was in the left lane passing this guy and when I came up even with his back door he decided to shift into my lane (quickly). It happened so fast that I couldn't get past him so I hit the back brakes and moved left but he kept coming. Luckily I didn't hit the front brakes and lock up the tire but the front end was still sliding around and jumping. (All of this happened within seconds). The back tire was screaming, the horn was blowing and I was forced into the middle turn lane which was full of gravel and sand. I glanced at his window and his eyes were as big as mine. He was yelling "Sorry, I didn't see you." I didn't have time to tell him what he could do with hisself. I was still trying to slow my bike down without going over in the sand and gravel. He turned off and went a different way. When I got back home I noticed that my NEW rear tire was almost melted all around the center. Man was I pissed. Betcha my insurance won't pay for it either. I've had the M109 for a year and that is my 6th encounter of the "almost" kind. Oh well, today is another day and I'm back on it again. Everybody stay safe!