Several years ago, while on a solo tour in northern Minnesota, my clutch cable broke. I had just checked into a hotel and was on the way to find a steak and a beer when I grabbed a handful of lever and "snap!"urban dictionary said:MacGyvered- To use the seemingly useless trinkets and objects in your close vicinity together to accomplish an otherwise impossible task.
Limped it into a small hardware store parking lot, went in for a phone book and called the one local motorsports shop with little hope that they would be open at 5pm on a Saturday. Yep, closed til Tuesday morning.
Didn't have roadside assistance at the time, so after a 12 syllable curse word it was into the little hardware store to find a solution. Wandering the store, I found a potential "crazy enough it just may work" solution in a short piece of PVC pipe. And using my Leatherman and the electrical tape I had in my small tool kit...
Cut PVC to suitable length using saw on Leatherman. Fit pipe over the clutch cable lever on transmission, and secure with electrical tape
Pull pipe towards bike to shift.
Bass-akwards jockey shift MacGyver successful enough to get me 300 miles back home the next day. Although, I've never been so happy to ride straight, flat roads with light traffic.
Jury-rigging, botch jobs, farmyard fixes; call them what you will.
Let's hear you best (or worst) field expedient motorcycle repairs using minimal tools and supplies.