Crap like this is why I'm finding more and more that my KLR650 with knobbies is the right tool for urban commuting.
Indy has developed a rather third-world approach to street maintenance of late.
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2002 Suzuki Vstrom DL1000, Midnight Blue
2005 Kawasaki KLR685 - Turd II.2, The ReReTurdening
"Do not crinkle your food wrappers loudly. Be considerate to others, or I will bite your torso and give you a disease."