Still scares the sh1t out of me too ! But as Colebatch says, save the bridge for later. There will no doubt be pages of comment and discussion then. Yes the BAM is a rim killer! That one in the pic on my Dakar there was an old steel rim from an old JAWA. My original rim had bent beyond unbendability and the wonderful crew in Komsomolsk-na-Amur build this one onto my existing hub and spokes. But, as you see - even that bent and dented. And poor Steve hadn't reached the BAM proper yet! But he is smiling.