I took my Honda CBF250 for its MOT test today. This is the UK annual vehicle inspection test. Cars & bikes require to take this test after three years then yearly thereafter. The test costs £29.65 (US$44). So I set of for my test and at the first corner I applied the rear brake and the adjusting nut stripped its thread and fell off. What's the chance of this happening on the very day of the test on a bike I ride all year? I rushed back to the house and fitted a nut to hold the adjuster on.
For non-UK readers - an MOT test certificate. MOT = Ministry of Transport. This has not existed since 1970 but the name remains.