If you are going to assume he has cable ties why not just assume he has a bolt and propose he use that? Heck, make it a stainless bolt and throw in a cute babe who happens to be a skilled race mechanic and stops to help install it ---then follows up with an invite for Beer and BBQ at her place (she can cook too...). In the morning she asks if you want to trade bikes for some dawn patrol so you say "..uh...OK" and take her 996 while she tries out the Airhead... But I really don't get the part about waiting the 9 hours. This seems like a much quicker fix in terms of getting home for dinner.