Sometimes you get lucky. This morning we pulled off the front cover of Jan's bike and the charging problem was plainly obvious. His brushes were worn to the point they were not contacting the rotor properly. They were replaced jut before his trip and whoever did the job messed it up. Dead brushes and stator in hand, we flagged down a cab to see if he could take us to a car repair shop. He got the hint looking at what we were holding and dropped us off near a string of car repair and parts supply places. Within a few minutes we were in possession of two new brushes (all of $77 cents...) and got a friendly pointer to another store where I could use a soldering iron. Half an hour later we were on our way back and the problem was solved. Tomorrow we press on to Puno, before hopping into Bolivia via Copacabana.
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