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It happened to me.
I had my rear tire replaced at the Harley shop. The next day my OEM muffler on the left side fell off. The mechanic was quick to replace it with a new one. The parts manager said the mechanic never removed the muffler because they have a lift that allows them to lower the tire strait down. I didn't want to start an argument since the mechanic was already replacing the muffler but to remove the rear tire the axle shaft must be removed out the left side. The muffler is in the way and must be removed.
I never had a muffler fall off, but the last time I had a rear tire change by my local dealership, I happened to be getting ready for a long trip, so I rode the bike straight home after the tire change and proceeded to do a thorough cleaning and general inspection of my bike before the trip. Very quickly I noticed that the 2 bolts holding the left muffler to the bracket below the saddlebag were literally hanging on by 1 thread. That was the moment I determined that there would be no more tire changes by a dealership for me.
 
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