Fuck the AA
This didn't work
This worked well
Conrad blew a head gasket (not his fault) tripping, on the trip back, from the trip out, dude what a trip (ok nuff bad trip jokes). Anyway, we soldiered on and got 95% home but in a cruel twist of fate and a flare of exhaust flame, his pan died on the Hammersmith flyover, which is not a good place to die.
At school the local ruffians used to tear down the high street on a lary scooter pushing a bmx bike with an outstretched leg. BMX bikes are a lot lighter than a fully loaded pan but it seemed like a good idea and with a boot on his ass, we just about chugged to safety.
A temporary fix got us to the Fulham road but then it was game over. Or was it? With only a bridge to cross we rigged up a tow rope to old faithful and I tugged him all the way home. It was pretty scary, I have never concentrated so hard on a motorcycle. But it worked. And if you ever do it, attach at the center of the forks. An asymmetrical handlebar mounting is a bit hairy, even at 5mph.