11.5 - Resolve the Unexpected - If A Component Fails
The drive chain, master link, control cables, brake controls, and other components can be damaged if you ride in dense brush or over rocky terrain. As mentioned earlier, making the repair on the trail will depend on the severity of the damage, tools, supplies, and skills that you have.
If the drive chain comes off because the master link clip has been knocked off, you may be able to repair the chain with a new master link. However, if the chain is broken or causes damage when it comes off, you may not be able to make a trailside repair.
If any component of the front braking system is damaged, you may be able to ride back to your base carefully using the rear brake for slowing and stopping. Likewise, if a component of the rear braking system fails, you can use the front brake for slowing and stopping.
If you damage the throttle cable or some other critical component, the motorcycle may be unsafe to ride. Carefully assess the damage and make any repairs that you can. But if you have any doubts, it is best to be conservative and safe.