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Old 07-03-2012, 01:39 AM   #16
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Bungee Cord Holding Muffler On

This fix did work fairly well but the muffler did come loose and the bike started to sound almost like a real motorcycle.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:39 AM   #17
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When riding the TAT back in '09, somewhere out in western Oklahoma I suddenly notice my bike is a lot louder. I stop to check it out and this is what I see.

Yep, I just about lost my muffler! The two mounting bolt had rattled loose. The fix was easy though, my buddy travelling with me had 1 spare bolt, and I had some baling wire; never leave home without some baling wire!

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Old 07-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #18
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My Great grandfather always said, the only thing he could not fix with baling wire was his dentures. That is what the duct tape was for
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #19
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One time when we were riding mopeds my buddy broke his front axle, so we bolted his forks on to my shocks. That was a fun 20 miles.

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:40 AM   #20
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The Mainstand spacer went off.. and the foot of the mainstand gliding dangerously with my chain....

With no bike shop anywhere near... Bought an eraser and superglue at one of the Petrol station... Viola... was with this for like 300km journey till i found a bike shop....

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Old 07-05-2012, 03:47 AM   #21
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Megadeus came up with the below fix for a rider's Duc. Initial fix was barbed wire securing pliers, this is the second fix after we found a hardware store:

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #22
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Not mine

but I did take the pic
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:42 PM   #23
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Zip-Tie on my frame...

The bolt fell out on the Trans Labrador Highway somewhere after Happy Valley Goose Bay. If anyone finds it, please PM me! (Lost in 2010.)
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #24
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One time when we were riding mopeds my buddy broke his front axle, so we bolted his forks on to my shocks. That was a fun 20 miles.

Bolted his forks to your win this one.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #25
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This is an old one and a bit long, sorry. You couldn't do it today. In 1985, my buddy Steve and I rode 20 year-old Yamahas my '65 and his '67 Big Bear 250cc Scramblers to Branson, MO to a big Yamaha rally. Starting home on Sunday with Missouri blue laws shutting down all the stores in town, Steve's bike started running on one cylinder. We diagnosed it as a bad condenser in the ignition. There were still lots of cars using points and condenser ignitions then and the standard tune up of the day was replacement of points, plugs and condenser and even though the condenser was rarely bad, it got replaced because they were cheap and they usually got tossed into an old oil drum out back of the dealership. So, I went dumpster diving behind a nearby Dodge dealership, came up with a slightly scruffy condenser and with my pocket knife carved up a Pepsi can to make a mounting strap and in short order Steve's bike was fogging mosquitoes on both cylinders and we were on our way home. Steve still has the bike today and the old Dodge condenser and Pepsi can strap mount are still under the ignition cover.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #26
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When your BMW f800st dies in the middle of nowhere in Vermont during a rainstorm, use a straw in the gas cap so that the tank will get air. Seems the carbon canister get clogged in rainstorms. Thus creating a strong vacuum in the gas tank. Gas tank needs air for the fuel to flow.
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