Wow- glad you are OK-
NO WAY should that happen under any circumstances. Makes me want to check my swingarm on my 1995 Tourist some time, as it is rusty around those very same welds from the prior owner's riding in salt- for all I know, there could be cracks hiding in amongst the rust.
Ural dealer in VT- fun concept- between the two of us, we have two Urals in one single town in VT, which is, as far as I know, a critical mass at least in this State!
2014 Asphalt Gray Gear Up: "Drastic Measures"
PNW Engine Guard, Biltwell "Tracker" handlebars, Depner 2-lever gated quadrant shifter... more in progress....
1976 Kawasaki KE125
2009 Royal Enfield AVL Scrambler- someone else's uncompleted project that I'll someday finish...
1995 Ural Tourist = "The Red Menace" owned 2007-April 2014.