While enjoying the sunny Fl weather today, on my Raider, I heard a very loud bang. I asked myself what the @#*^ was that? The bike seemed to still handle smoothly for a bit, then that familiar thumping up and down sensation started. I carefully pulled over to the left turn lane, and upon noticing no parking lot, I carefully crossed over 3 lanes on the old dreaded "highway 19" I parked it over in a parking lot, and called my wife. When I looked at the offending object, I could not believe it. It was a 5 inch bolt...and had a nut threaded on the end of it,which was driven into the rear tire. I had to pull out the tool kit, and use the pliars, and a wrench, to lever that sucker out, since the nut was forced throught the rubber and belts, it did not want to come out easily. I had my wife bring me a portable compressor and a plug kit. Now I don't recommend doing this, but I was not going to leave my Raider there, just to be mishandled by a tow truck. I got it home the 15 miles safely. Now I am left with the question: What size replacement tire do I go with, a standard, a 240, or something in between. You know, it really sucks, one person's carelessness costs another person almost 300 dollars to fix, and in some cases, even worse. I wish people would secure their loose stuff on their trucks and such, but they don't think that far ahead, just "I can't wait to get home, wonder what's for supper" By the way,how do you post a picture on this site, I took one of that nut and bolt?