yesterday morning I got up early to meet the tow truck because my car is less reliable than my triumph. performed my preride lookover and rode 16 mi. at 40-45mph. Arrived at the stranded trans. location and began unloading misc. items from my car, while putting the items in my saddles I noticed a 24 inch garter snaked curled around the front of the motor. Amazing it stayed on the bike or bite my ankles. It must have crept in the night before for warmth.