I was riding with a mixed group last saturday. (My 109, a kawasaki, a yamaha, and several harleys) The group decided to check out a local Harley dealer. I yelled at my buddy on his Ultra Classic that he was gonna be spending some cash on his wife in the apparel dept. He just rolled his eyes and said "I know!!" Little did I know that I'd be the one ponying up the cash. As I got off my bike i heard that sound that no one wants to hear. That evil hiss coming from my rear tire. I rolled the bike forward to find a nasty chunck of metal sticking out of my tire. My AVON tire with one season on it ruined and I'm 40 miles from home. I guess it couldn't have happened in a better spot tho. The service dept got it on the lift right away and replaced the tire. The service tech took it for a test ride when it was finished, I didn't think he was coming back! He was gone a long time. When he got back he had a smirk on his face. I think he liked it! Thanx Clinton Harley Davidson!