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Old 08-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #620
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Originally Posted by herrhelmet View Post
Broke the suspension bones on my BMW F650 Dakar in Death Valley this winter. Stuck about 50 miles from camp, so I used the tow strap I always carry to lash them together.

The rope wrapped around it was probably unnecessary, but who knows. Rode the bike on a rough dirt road for 15 miles and the highway back to camp.

Luckily I had a spare set in my tool box and kept riding.

Not my MacGyver moment, but one I witnessed back in 1980 or so was similar. Two guys rolled into a NAPA in an early 70s Impala, needing a U-joint for said Impala. They'd had a couple of failed attempts at getting the right part, so they made a temporary joint out of baling wire so they could pull the joint out to match it physically, yet still be able to drive down the road to go buy it.
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