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Author Topic: Interesting Roadside Fixes  (Read 87 times)

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gdrudd13

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Interesting Roadside Fixes
« on: July 29, 2020, 12:23:32 PM »

So, was on a ride with my nephew last weekend and had to make some interesting roadside repairs. Apparently somewhere in about an 80 mile stretch, both my taillight quit working and my right rear turn signal broke. My nephew got behind me right before we got off the highway and pointed them out when we stopped for gas. This led to breaking out the tools and getting the taillight working again, thankfully I carry some basic electrical repair tools on the bike. The turn signal unfortunately was beyond repair as it ripped out one of the wires as it was dangling, and I couldn't quite hack it back together under a gas station awning (new ones are ordered). So, what are some interesting roadside repairs you've done with the tools you carry on your motorcycle?
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Re: Interesting Roadside Fixes
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 12:49:46 PM »

Had to replace a coil on one of my (no longer own any) H-Ds...on a Sunday, in Indiana...and find and reinstall the chain in the dark in Valdosta Ga, on the interstate....not the best rip I ever took
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Re: Interesting Roadside Fixes
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 20:24:43 PM »

...and find and reinstall the chain in the dark in Valdosta Ga, on the interstate....not the best rip I ever took

I'll bet that was interesting.  :o
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Re: Interesting Roadside Fixes
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 02:44:18 AM »

Me too, I had to reistall the chain. No tools needed but my own hands.
But fortunately it was in the daylight of a sunny day...
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Re: Interesting Roadside Fixes
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 10:25:53 AM »

Chain sounds a bit more involved than disassembling my tail light. Glad I didn't have to do that.
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