Just had this happen as I was pulling into my driveway. I'm lucky it didn't happen on the freeway or while in a corner. I'm not sure of who manufactured this POS because it was on the bike when I got it but from a quick search it seems this has happened to others using good quality and cheap links. I am going to replace it with a stock linkage and raise the bike back to stock height, it's not worth the risk with these aftermarket death links. I'm 175 lbs and almost never have a pillion but when I do she's only 100 lbs so weight should not have been an issue. This link only had around 5k miles on it.