BMW rider stranded in the Guaymas/San Carlos area

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by bisbonian, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. bisbonian

    bisbonian Long timer

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    We have a group of riders heading over to Baja from Sonora.

    They are in the Guaymas San Carlos area at the moment but have run into some mechanical issues.

    One of the guys is on a BMW R1150RT.

    His bike was sputtering so they pulled over to get gas, now that they have has the bike won't run at all.

    Somehow they're thinking that a fuse might have blown, but I'm not sure where they're getting this from.

    Is there anyone in the area who can point them to someplace to get the bike looked at?

    They're heading over on the ferry in the morning to Santa Rosalia and are prepared to push the bike on and off the ferry and take their chances with finding a fix on the peninsula.
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  2. bisbonian

    bisbonian Long timer

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    Looks like they're going to get a truck down to tow the bike back home.
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  3. Lone Rider

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    Good to do an update.

    A Babe goes into the woods....
    And will probably do so again...
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  4. bisbonian

    bisbonian Long timer

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    Well the whole trip seemed to go to hell.

    After they decided to head back one of the other motorcycles stopped charging. So now out of four, two took the bus back to Banamichi and I imagine they'll head back out with the trailer to pick up the bikes.
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  5. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    Maybe I should be more sympathetic....but I'm not hearing any indication that there's anything seriously wrong with those bikes. If we all aborted trips at the first sign of mechanical or electric failure, few of us would make it very far.

    Ok, you're right: I should be more sympathetic. But still....

    Mark
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  6. Lone Rider

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    When 'fuses' pop, assume the fetal position and throw some plastic at them...:D

    The charging problem, if that is really the problem (shot alternator), could have been temp solved with an auto battery strapped on and ridden to a comfort zone across the border.

    Fuses are usually black or white, and w/o sputters...

    Tis a shame...
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  7. ApexJeff

    ApexJeff Been here awhile

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    Not knowing the issues but Hermosillo is closer,,or have them hauled to Tucson. Taking the ferry probably will further distance yourself from help. Cheaper and wiser to have a them sent to Tucson.
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  8. Manuelsv

    Manuelsv Traveling South

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    Av. Rosales No. 84 Esq. Doctor Noriega
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    Tel. 01 (662) 213 3330 al 32

    Although they are not a Motorad specific service center, the folks there are used to VERY HIGH END CUSTOMERS and will move the world to help you.
    They have direct access to the Motorad parts system and can order next day any item that you need! They will also do their best with their techs and with remote assistance from BMW Motorad via telephone to fix any problem you have. I ride from Phoenix to Hermosillo 1 or 2x per month.. and they have helped me in the past! :clap
    As i said they are super nice and will treat you like a king.. Only complaint is that their sales people don't seem to understand why I don't want to buy one of their BMW Cages...:puke1 :dunno:csm
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