The road gremlins got me. I suppose I made it easy for them by loading so much weight on the back of my sissy bar. I had been inspecting the frame of the bike where the bar mounts because I thought I could have overstressed it with my design. During last night's inspection I saw a crack. It was close to breaking completely off.
After stopping at a few auto parts stores I learned of a fabricator that had a shop just a couple miles down the road from where I'm staying. If your in the area and need some welding, call Pemco Welding.
The bike is fixed and the sun is shining. Guess what I'm gonna do?