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americanjunky
08-02-2009, 12:19 PM
I've been running my Bonneville for about 6 months with a bent piece of chain link fence for a shift knob (not arm just the knob). Well went to go out to I-90 Motorsports open house Triumph days this morning and "BAM" it finally snapped.....I've had the replacement for awhile but knew it was stripped out still don't feel like re-tapping so it's off to the hard ware for nut, lock washer, bolt, and finnish it off with an old piece of BSA rubber.
Anyway who else has had to do a weird roadside Mod and ended up keeping it, because it really wasn't that bad?

dannyb
08-02-2009, 7:17 PM
After having a real shit job of soldering done by a dealer who made my new cables for my apes, the end snapped off two miles from the Middle of Fucking Nowhere. Lukly had a pliers in my tool bag and used it to pull the stripped throttle cable and limp my way into a town.

xharleyx
08-04-2009, 11:22 AM
linkage on my forward controls came loose and i was no where near anything so i channel locked it and hoped for the best. not to crazy i guess, but it sucked at the time

XbrooklynX
08-04-2009, 11:57 AM
Duct tape... Lots of duct tape.

choncho
08-04-2009, 9:51 PM
"fixed" my stripped spigot tonight. borrowed spring from pipe on my dirtbike.

americanjunky
08-04-2009, 10:25 PM
Duct tape... Lots of duct tape.

My tail light is fully supported by black gaff tape. beats the hell out of paying for the replacement when I know the fender is going.

vivahate
08-04-2009, 10:31 PM
fender tab broke on a ride, so a shoe lace now holds my fender...

RockinRyan
08-04-2009, 10:36 PM
Remember kids, don't waste you money on one of those fancy tool rolls. Zip ties and duct tape cn already fix everything!

justin666
08-04-2009, 11:10 PM
my current seat is held on with a shoe lace, and my rear fender is attached by plumbing pipe brackets and jb weld. very classy

NHMike
08-06-2009, 8:20 AM
Mine just happened yesterday. I was riding out of work and there's a bunch of RR tracks, so I swerve to catch them on an angle and one of them is a bit high and catches the tiny rod that holds the spring on my kickstand. I heard it, and I look down to see my kickstand floppin agains tthe pavement. I pull over and thankfully ALWAYS keep a bunch of zip-ties in my tool bag. Put a couple together so I could slide them down over the kickstand to keep it up on the ride home. When I got home I took out my old kickstand (a longer one) pulled the spring off of that, cut it and bent it to size and put it on. The fucker wont stay on cuz there's not enough length left on the nub that holds it on AND part of it is missing from hitting the RR tracks. Out came the zip ties again. Now they're holding the spring onto the kickstand itself. Seems to be working so far. I'll keep it like that till winter and I'll do a proper repair.

mcdowell72
08-06-2009, 11:18 AM
held my lower pipe up with a few hose clamps hooked together after the rear mounting bolts fell out. it actually looked pretty cool.

willythepirate
08-06-2009, 11:26 AM
Zip ties hold my license plate, tail light and oil filter on. Its been like that for about a year maybe one day...

BolliverShagnasty
08-06-2009, 11:32 AM
I accedentally melted my negative battery terminal when a wrench touched both terminals at the same time. Instead of dropping $100+ on a new battery, I just JB welded the steel insert back into the terminal and I was back on the road.

NITRO
08-06-2009, 11:35 AM
I used the biltwell exhaust kit to make my pipes and just decided that the HD shovelhead flanges it came with would be perfect to mount the rear of my exhaust. Every once in awhile someone notices hahaha

<a href="http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b115/greasegorilla/?action=view&current=exhaust.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b115/greasegorilla/exhaust.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

PoorBastard
08-06-2009, 2:26 PM
License Plate is Velcroed to the fender. Zip ties holding the side covers on. Keep it classy San Diego.

twowheelsforever
08-06-2009, 2:46 PM
I keep JB welding the same crack in my gas tank for a couple of years, it will hold for a couple of months, and then start leaking again. I just peel off the old stuff and JB weld it again...

Spoke
08-06-2009, 3:11 PM
JB welded part of my back hub back on.

Revelator
08-06-2009, 3:55 PM
Kyle....nice job on those pipes & the rad mounting.

onesickrace
08-06-2009, 4:28 PM
two dollar convex mirror hidden behind bars and fairing. cop that wrote the ticket didnt show up in court andi had pictures of the new hidden mirror. its super glued to a dentists mirror and zip tied onto the bars. two dollar mirror save me 300 dollars in fines. fuck the city of phoenix.

Boylecomm
08-06-2009, 8:21 PM
I'm thinking a lot of you guys are confusing "quick fixes" simple modifications?

Kyle nailed it.

boogieman
08-06-2009, 8:22 PM
Mirror shaft was too small for the mounting hole. Black taped it and screwed it in. Has held for 2 years.

lobstermobster
08-06-2009, 9:51 PM
Mirror shaft was too small for the mounting hole. Black taped it and screwed it in. Has held for 2 years.

I seriously just had that problem today and i didnt even think about that. Im definately going to try that rig. what kinda of black tape, electrical?

hyperlyte
08-07-2009, 6:49 PM
my left hand grip is black electric tape, couldn't take factory grip off and said fuck it this will work and after relocating the speedo to just left and below the gas tank it is holding on by 2 zip tie.....
both the electric tape and zip ties taken from work

yossarian
08-08-2009, 8:58 AM
let's see: the exhaust is made from a car exhaust taken from a junk yard (6 feet cut and shut to 2 foot), seat is currently a steel pan, closed cell foam and about 7 layers and counting of race tape. I'm sure there are many other quick fixes too, such as a stick and zip ties as foot peg, plastic body panels "stiched" with zip ties.

beezerglide
08-08-2009, 5:25 PM
seat pan out of a handicap parking sign.
http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr265/mattnuss/100_4744.jpg

boogieman
08-08-2009, 8:39 PM
I seriously just had that problem today and i didnt even think about that. Im definately going to try that rig. what kinda of black tape, electrical?

ya, electrical tape

Homebrew
08-09-2009, 6:01 PM
I lost my shifter peg on my ride last night. I went to down shift and it flew right off. (guess I should use thread lock) Tonight I took an old spark plug socket and found a bolt that threaded into the arm. I figure that way I always have a spark plug socket with me.

NHMike
08-09-2009, 6:12 PM
That fuckin blows man...you went for a ride and didn't call?!?!?!?


I lost my shifter peg on my ride last night. I went to down shift and it flew right off. (guess I should use thread lock) Tonight I took an old spark plug socket and found a bolt that threaded into the arm. I figure that way I always have a spark plug socket with me.