I was happily doing a night ride just an hour ago, came off the highway, started down shifting. There was no shift lever. Nothing. Nada. Luckily there was a parking lot just up the hill near the highway off ramp. My 250cc in 6th gear barely made it.
Taking a closer look, the shift lever is still there, but the pivot screw is nowhere to be seen. It was after 21:00, the only store that's open was Canadian Tire on Grandview, being almost twice the size as North Van CT(has the screw, but closed), they only carried imperial screws, and not in bulk... now the bike is parked in the cold waiting for a screw.
Good thing it was a small group ride, a friend gave me a ride home - two dudes on a motorcycle.