Just got mine not all that long ago, I have only about 3 play rides and 2 races on the thing. Both races were muddy, but I didn't set the bike down or get caught up on anything during the play rides or races. I noticed the other day after power washing the bike that the smaller of the two clamps for the pipe (for the narrowest part of the pipe) pulled though the Hyde guard. Upon closer inspection it looks as if it melted through, rather disappointing to say the least. I e-mailed Jay the same evening or the following - cant remember have been traveling for business - all the days are washed together (was a number of days ago). I gave him a number of days to get back to me to let me know if this was normal or if it was a failure with the Hyde guard. I have yet to hear back from him so I am hoping that he will see this and get back to me, I even offered to send him photos when I get back to my house, still on the road. All I am really looking for is some kind of a reply from him. I hope to get one soon, if not I will call him once I am home. Anyone else have this happen or read or hear about it happening to anyone else? Thanks!!