Every rider needs a friend like my buddy Chuck (on the left in the picture below). He is an excellent rider, a great travel companion, and can fix anything that goes wrong with your bike. I once saw him fix a dead-on-the-side-of-the-road KTM 690 with the spark plug wire off a 1960s-something Volkswagen Beetle and some tin-foil. No kidding. It was real MacGyver stuff.