yesterday i had just got home from a weeks beach holiday 2 hours from adelaide. i took my jet ski, so i had all the ski stuff included. i had just spent 5 hours to unpack all the ski gear, clean it and the ski itself, the car, inside and out as there was sand everywhere inside, and all the washing of clothes etc. i had a bit of grub, and was just about to veg out after a tiring day.... then i get a phone call from a mate. he said there is a night ride with 'CHOPPERS AUSTRALIA' (sa branch). meet at 8.00pm at a certain spot. i mentioned that we both didnt have choppers, so why would we ride witha chopper group!!!! he said anyone welcome to ride. he had a mate in that club, who didnt have a chopper. so we meet at the place and there are about 5 choppers and about 6 'mixed bag', normal bikes including a valkerie, vmax, xv650.....etc we talk for about an hour, then we got told we leaving at 9.00pm, route details etc and away we go.....except somone at that moment broke his key in half in the ignition lock!!!!!! would would YOUR group ride do in this situation? i tell you what these guys did...in the dark, using a torch and a light from a verandah. between all of them, they had enough tools, and bits and pieces stored, to pull apart the ignition lock, pull apart the headlight, (where the wires were placed behind) find a toggle switch to replace the wires in the disguarded ignition lock, then reconnect the wires and insulating them, then securely place the toggle switch, securely to the top of the bike and tested it all after 45 mins it was complete, running perfect with lights etc and he rode all night without further problems. obviously he will need to buy a new ignition barrel now, as his bike is not secure, but he STILL was mobile and rode with us. even though we lost a fair bit of time, it was a great ride on a balmy adelaide night, and i am glad i accepted the chance to be with a great bunch of guys. do you have any 'repairs on the run' stories that can beat this?