Probably doesn't count as a "repair", but"
There's a plastic part screwed to the right side of the swing arm which guides the rear brake line. Screw came loose, guide pivoted around and contacted rear ex pipe, melted / caught fire, leaving the brake line itself laying against the pipe, which burned thru.
Didn't know anything was wrong until I pushed the pedal and there was no resistance - pulled over and pushed it by hand, heard a "whoooosh!" as fluid squirted onto the hot pipe, putting out a bunch of white smoke.
"fix": disconnected the pedal linkage so if I stepped on it without thinking it wouldn't pump more fluid out, zip-tied the brake line to the swingarm, tightened the screw which holds the guide. I briefly entertained continuing my planned weekend trip, but instead rode home ~ 50 miles without incident.
Only had the stock toolkit under the seat.
Recently I had a mirror loosen up, flapping in the breeze on the highway. Nothing in the tool kit to address it, so I stopped on the road and bought a cheap metric wrench set, which fits nicely in my tank bag. (note: ANOTHER loose fastener!)
Echoing the sentiment of others, tho: I've never needed to do anything engine/ transmission/ drive train-wise, and never had a major failure or been stranded in 12,000 miles of riding.
Last edited by steve68steve; 10-09-2010 at 11:44 PM.