Our hack of the month for July goes to Charlie - who made sure to pack sugru in his toolkit for his roadtrip :)
He got in touch with us to share the story of his travels on a vintage Enfield motorcycle, and how sugru played a key role on the journey...
"The chain oiler of my aging 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle lost its nozzle on a 1000 mile trip. Luckily, I had a spare breather tube on the carburettor and some sugru in my minimalist toolkit. Job done - Harry the Enfield rides again!
He went on to tell us a little more about how it happened:
"My wife and I were traveling on a replica of a 1950s Royal Enfield Bullet from Perpignan back to mid-Wales - a journey of about 1000 miles, which ended when we arrived home at 4am, after a 6 hour drive from the ferry in Portsmouth. We had left Amboise on the Loire on the previous morning.
"We camp off the back of the bike, so weight is at a premium. I even turned down a book that friends I stayed with offered me because of this restriction - but when my friend Sue introduced me to sugru and offered some to me I felt I had to make room for it in my toolbox, just in case...
"I am very careful with the mechanics of the bike and when the chain oiler broke I was annoyed. The sugru did the job simply and quickly - and though it was a quick hack I will use sugru when I do the full repair! The rest of the toolkit is the sort of stuff you need on these old bikes. A lot of modern bikers carry virtually nothing... maybe they should carry some sugru!"
We love that sugru was able to fix Charlie's motorcycle whilst on the road - a solid repair like this can really help with focusing on the more important stuff, like enjoying a hard-earned holiday :)
Have you ever found sugru useful whilst on a trip? Tell us about it in the comments!