1150GS fuel pump problem, Chile
Just trying to help out a friend, who´s doing the Panamerica now (and I can only describe the problem with the short description he´s given, may not be enough, but he sounded a bit desperate, so I thought I might give it a try...) Im not even sure what year the bike is, but I´d guess its around 01-02.
They started off from Alaska, have covered over 20.000kms since then, and had now been riding in the Uyuni salt plains for a few days, and after getting to Calama, Chile, they found out in the morning, that the pump won´t start. It will blow a fuse each time they turn on the ignition switch. I believe my friend is a bit like me, in that he knows very little about electronics, and he probably wont have access to the proper tester devices, at least not right now. They suspect, however, that the pump is seized.
The local repairers havent been much of a help, and it looks like he´s now taking the bike to Santiago by truck or something. I dont know, what the rest of the group will do (their plan was to reach Ushuaia in less than 2 weeks, but I guess that´s out of the window now).
I´m not familiar with BMW´s at all, so cannot help him myself. I can ask, if he will be able to supply a bit more description about the problem, but like I said, they will probably have to do with very basic equipment before reaching Santiago.
Im sure it´s been a great trip already, but would probably be even better, if he can get the bike running again, and do the last leg! So any information, suggestions, or anything that they might try, would be highly appreciated.
Also, does anyone know a good BMW mechanic closer to Calama than Santiago?