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

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

  1. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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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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  2. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    but I did take the pic
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  3. drmacaulay

    drmacaulay letsrun.com

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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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  4. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Bolted his forks to your shocks...Yeah...you win this one.
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  5. GeezWhiz

    GeezWhiz Been here awhile

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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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    No digital cameras then either
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  6. 99 svt bolt

    99 svt bolt Adventurer

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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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