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    Optimism

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    That's called "I'm not sure why the chain broke. Is the broken case covered under the warranty?"

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    That picture scares me. Not because it looks unsafe but because someone would do that.
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    I would do this if this is what it takes to self-rescue.
    I could walk beside bike idling away until I came across some fencing then replace or back up zip-ties with stolen fencing wire. Then try gently riding out with a metal jury-rigged repair.
    Sure beats giving up and walking out just because the perfect part isn't available. gotta do.jpeg
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    Another reason to always carry a metal coat hanger. Better then duct tape sometimes for trail side repairs.
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    Good McGyver-fix.

    Reminds me of a story while down in Daytona for Bike Week a couple years ago. My friends RoadKing got disabled when a rivet holding the shifter mechanism popped off and was lost, thankfully at a roadside gas stop. I'm on an old 750 BMW, my other friend has a Yamaha. But we can ride and the big Harley is a Turtle-On-It's Back.

    I happen to have a small roll of bailing wire stashed in a small zippered pocket of my leather jacket. I don't even know why or when I put it there? But we were able to Rube Goldberg the Big Twin and get her rolling.

    He went to a dealer the next day and bought an entire new shifter arm. He also gave me back the wire.
    I just checked... it's still in my zippered pocket:

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    looks like it would work ok down hill
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    Lot of great ideas for emergency repairs, I wonder if anyone thought of having and extra masterlink in their tool case.

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    I have one in my tool tube. I usually get three master links. One for the chain, one for the spares box in the garage, and one to keep on the bike. One of them will inevitably end up missing at some point.

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    use one as your key fob lol.

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