I'm out in Bum F--k Texas long ago ( mid 1970's)on my Sportster.
Getting gas started the bike and It just died???
Throttle cable broke in the handle.
Took it apart and was looking at it with the gas station guy.
I said If I only had one of those split fishing weights I could fix this.
The guy has a tackle box in his trunk and had the little split shot.
hammered it into shape and was still on the bike when I sold it years later.