I was slowing through a curve and heard a clunk. All of a sudden the tail light and license plate assembly hits me in the leg. I managed to stop smoothly without the wheel falling off. And I somehow found the rear axel nut up the hill about 25 yards away. Anyone else have this happen? Only 1000 miles on the bike. I had the bike serviced by the dealer about 400 miles ago. Everything is original. It baffles me how the axel nut would just fall off.
Fortunately I was able to get it put back together with my toolkit. Is there supposed to be a lock washer or something to keep pressure on the axel nut?
I am very wary of riding my bike after it’s been to the dealer. When I collected my bike from new, first ride taking it home from the dealer, a distance of over 50 miles, when I got home, the rear reflector had dropped off, and the chain was so slack you could put a tool between it and the rear sprocket and simply prise it off the sprocket with ease. I was a bit shocked, but glad it hadn’t come off while I was riding home. Needless to say, I set the chain tension myself immediately, and went over the whole bike with a fine tooth comb before riding it again.