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    New 2015 Tw200 5-14-15

    Went to the nearest dealer and picked one up, almost. It wouldn't start , dead battery they say. They are going to charge the battery over night. I almost didn't buy it because of a dead battery, but is not a deal breaker. I am hoping it will least last the summer. There are lighter and more reliable batteries out there.
    This will be an interesting ride, I almost went for a scooter because my wife is that slow. No not really, I hope she doesn't read this.
    Me and the misses picked up 2013 TW and a XT250 late last year. We had fun with them for a month or so until it was to cold for her to ride, well maybe me too.
    Anyhow every time the two were in the driveway side by side and I had the choice to ride one. Ill be dam, the phat girl always got the go. I had to have one of my own. I sold the XT and went for the TW. Sweet!
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    Welcome to the forum rancer. Always nice to know there is a smile on a person that swings a leg over a TW. Can't be helped. These little beasts of burden are wonderful to poke around on. Enjoy and keep us posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancero86 View Post
    ....., dead battery they say. They are going to charge the battery over night. ..
    DON'T LET THEM DO THAT!!!!! INSIST ON A NEW BATTERY!!!! That battery is already 98% dead and will last a month if you are lucky. NOTHING is more deadly to a moto battery than to be left dead for a few months. They probably assembled that bike in November and it has sat ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTFS View Post
    DON'T LET THEM DO THAT!!!!! INSIST ON A NEW BATTERY!!!! That battery is already 98% dead and will last a month if you are lucky. NOTHING is more deadly to a moto battery than to be left dead for a few months. They probably assembled that bike in November and it has sat ever since.
    Non-sense ........ he just needs to swap it over for the one in his wife's bike
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    Hello and welcome!
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    The battery wasn't dead the idiot sales rep had the kill switch to the off position. The bike is now home and I am going through it and making sure it is ready to ride.
    I was looking for the tool pouch, this bike does come with a too kit right?
    Everything was pretty much ready to ride except the air filter is kind of dry. I oiled it up and put everything back together. Now its time to go put mile number 2 on her.
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    This is not a good sign of a reliable dealershit....I mean ship.

    The tool pouch should be under the right side cover.....wouldn't be surprising if they forgot that too. Did they put air in the tires and gas in the tank? You probably ought to see if the battery has the right amount of water in it. Lessee, what else? Chain lubed and adjusted? Axle torque correct? Lights and signals work right? Horn? Idle adjustment?

    Do I seem a bit cynical? That's 50 years of experience talking.
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    I had to go back to the dealership to get my tool kit. They told me that it really was nothing special and about worthless. After a little bit of "discussion", they had me drive up the road to their other business and pick it up. Seemed like this is common among many dealerships, get your money and that's the end of the "dealer/buyer" relationship. Sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    ....... They told me that it really was nothing special and about worthless. .....
    True, it ain't much of a tool kit, but I would not call it worthless, and BESIDES, you PAID for it!!!
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    I would check everything too. I have seen them come out of the dealer with way way too much air in the tires. They should be between 18 and 22 lbs depending on your weight.
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