Mr. Rancher recently remodeled some cattleguards on county roads. Yes, he replaced pipes that were perpendicular to the roadway with rails that are parallel to travel and spaced just wide enough to threaten even a fat tired motorcycle and definitely trap a lesser bike.
Fortunately he left on pair of rails at a closer spacing which I have successfully ridden across on numerous occasions, but always at slow speed and aware that if the tire falls into the slot, its an endover. Here's the strip I cross on.
Its been that way for my last dozen trips and I had not thought much about it, but once I stopped to take these pictures today, I've come close to scaring myself. If the tire (front) falls in that slot, the bike will stop. I guess I'll talk to the local highway maintenance guy and see if there is a remedy. Be careful. Tom