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MacGyver Moments

They say necessity is the mother of invention -- that definitely rings true on a long ride. Let’s see when a little creativity got you home at the end of the day. The best photo will score AltRider Swag. Don’t forget to include a caption to go with the shot!

How to cook your beans?

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How to cook your beans?



Returning from Dempster Hwy via Keno. TBR carbon muffler parted company with end cap and disappeared down river bank. Made it the remaining 4000kms to Vancouver BC with one or two rebuilds. Noisy but not obnoxious!

Wet WABDR repair

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Wet WABDR repair



Fixing a broken bead on the Tenere on the WABDR in a rain storm. It really helps to ride with two engineers. We were only stopped for about 15 min....

Need a better centre stand

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Need a better centre stand



I got a flat tire on a remote dirt road. Unfortunately the BMW centre stand doesn't work when you are changing tires (it wants to do a nose-dive). SO the creativity is to always have a helping hand when changing a BMW tire. Rocks replace friends in a pinch!

Top Case Double Duty

Top Case Double Duty



My R1150GSA had a bit of a problem with its final drive. I was about 300 miles from home at the far eastern edge of Maine after having traversed the state on dirt roads. The top case made the perfect platform to safely support the bike while diagnosing the issue.
Fender-ectomy

Fender-ectomy



Days prior to the first "Taste of Dakar" in 2012, a combined attack by mud and sage brush brutally removed the front fender on my new Triumph Tiger. Some drawer repair plates, misc. bolts and a bag of zip ties from a hardware store and we "Frankensteined" it back together. It held up fine for the rest of the trip! Good Times!
Happy swim!

Happy swim!



Was having a photo where the rider supposed to be able to cross the river by himself, I was posing with a smile when suddenly he fell!
I missed the support truck?

I missed the support truck?



Touring Argentina last year, a delayed flight got us to Mendoza too late to catch the group's departure and support truck for luggage. My riding buddy had to secure his suitcase to his bike.
Disabled

Disabled



We were riding the Hatfield McCoy trail system in West Virginia in the rain and the tails were very slick. I had a hard "get-off" and the bike slid into a boulder. The impact was so hard that it sheared off two grade 8 bolts, snapping off my foot peg and side stand assembly. It also broke the side stand safety switch disabling the motorcycle on a mountain middle of nowhere. Fortunately my buddy Joe had a twist tie. We were able to strip the paper off with a pocket knife and use the remaining strand of wire to close the circuit to start the bike.
miracle invention, saved my beer

miracle invention, saved my beer



After a long day of riding in a drought stricken California, was it my Altrider skidplate or crash bars that would save me? Sorry , no crash yet. But my beer was cold thanks to my latest invention, the SINcooler3000.
With a little help from my -new- friends

With a little help from my -new- friends



Riding in the northern Peruvian Andes I started having mechanical issues with my trusty 200cc Chinese bike. A group of local riders went by and I asked them 'is there a local moto mechanic at the nearby town?' ... 'you are talking to him' one of them replied. They helped me out getting back on the road in no time. Even though I insisted in giving them a few coins for their help, they didn't take the money but took a hand shake and traded smiles. Simple and friendly people up in the remote mountains of La Libertad province in Peru.