Macgyver Pics: What you did to get back on the road

Discussion in 'Photos' started by DesertRatliff, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Nuke this thread if it exists, but I wanted to see all of your trail fixes and what you did to get the bike moving again. Here are a couple of mine:

    Sheared footpeg somewhere in the Wasatch...
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    The fix: Vise Grips. Rode them this way to a machine shop in Green River, WY for more than 200 miles. I never ride without a Vise Grips.

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    My buddy's broken rack (my cold welds) on the White Rim.
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    The fix: If you can't fix it with duct tape or bailing wire, parachute cord is your next best bet. My buddy Seth with the fix on his KLR.
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    What do you do when you're on your 4th flat of the day and out of tubes and patches?
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    Cut an old tube, use some RTV and finish with electric tape
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    Tube held air, not only for the ride home, but for the next 2 weeks while new tubes were being aquired.

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    Another flat close to Clint's Well, AZ. This one was so big, the gnarled internal bead of the tire kept popping the new tube. Had to hitch hike to town and pick up the bike in a buddy's truck the next day.
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    No big fixes here, but the road to Alejandro's, Baja Mex rattled 9 fasteners lose (all treated with red Loctite prior). This is the workshop palapa.
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  2. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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  3. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Been done before? Can someone point me to that thread? Otherwise, post up inmates...
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  4. Clydascope

    Clydascope What's Inyo Belly?

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  5. MissHailey

    MissHailey n00b

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    Nice fix guys!! Luckily I've never had a blow out or even a flat tire KNOCK ON WOOD!!! :freaky
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  6. Pez

    Pez b00b

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    Congratulations on just jynxing the donkey shit out of yourself!!


    I said the same thing not but two weeks ago. "Boy fellas, it will be ten years riding come August and never a flat!!"

    Next morning my rear blows out at 55mph...
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  7. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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  8. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Nice guys! That's what I'm talkin' about!
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  9. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    You just reminded me what's missing from my rolling tool kit :thumb
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  10. DirtKnob

    DirtKnob Dirt Knob

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    I used a straight sided BiK pen body, plastic film containers and some zip ties to repair both turn signals. They'er still that way for about six or more years.:lol3
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  11. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    blew out a box mount on a Yamaha Tenere on Beef Basin Trail in Utah.... first pass with SS wire and finished up with paracord! Held up great for the rest of the week!:clap


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  12. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Bannned

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    No biggie really but while riding in Mexico a tope busted my top box mount. I used some BMW shipping straps to hold the box on until I could get the mount welded.

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  13. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Rabbit Valley outside of Grand Junction Colorado,
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    Punched a hole in the oil filter cover.
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    No JB Weld, but had some hotel hand soap in my backpack. Remembered my grandfather telling stories about sealing a cracked block on an old tractor with it. Thought well lets see if the old man was pulling my leg. Got another 30 miles back to camp and the tool box.
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  14. Noone

    Noone Long timer

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    Got no picture but I replaced a lost drive shaft lock pin spring from one taken from a retractable ball point pen. I think the MacGyver TV show taught more people hot to think through a problem than any "survival school" course in existance.
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  15. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    On Highway 50 the Loneliest Road in America the gear lever came lose, couldn't tighten it but the solution was easy and it lasted for another couple thousand miles till I got it fixed.

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  16. zachb

    zachb Adventurer

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    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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  17. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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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.

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    Yep, I just about lost my muffler! :lol3 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! :deal

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  18. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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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:D
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  19. Nate Bandit

    Nate Bandit Adventurer

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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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  20. khaitronic

    khaitronic DL1000

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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.... :D

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