Next week I will be picking up my 2015 Versys 650 LT and I am very excited. I am trading in my 2006 Ninja 650r, which has been a great bike over the years, but is now a little rough. Now I am gearing up for the final 100 mile ride to the dealership, but there is a problem. The Ninja must have felt put off over this whole affair, because earlier this week she died on me during a short ride. I bump started her and managed to ride her home, however it looks like the alternator/stator is bad. A voltage meter revealed that the battery is not receiving a charge. Only a few days to go and she is giving me these problems! So if I can somehow make it to the dealer I can get the trade in value. Itís not worth much, but a few hundred bucks is a few hundred bucks. I have two batteries, do you guys think it would be possible to make the 100 mile trip on battery power alone? I was also thinking of avoiding this hassle and donating the bike some charitable group that will come and take it off my hands. At least I would get a tax credit.
One other note. I live in the city and donít have access to proper tools or a proper workspace, so doing work on the bike is not an option.