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    Deal Prep Problem

    I picked my new TW from a local dealer Thursday and rode it home. My cycleracks was waiting when I got there. I installed that and a crate. Tightened all the loose bolts on mirrors and everything else on handlebars. It's now dark so I put it to bed. Friday morning I ride to work and there's "white stuff" dripping down right side of covers and exhaust. A rub and sniff reveals battery acid oozeing from compartment. I pull the battery and the water level is to the top of case and there's no vent tube installed. I removed it with an eye dropper and cleaned all affected areas. I now have a section of exhaust stripped of paint: Any Suggestions?
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    Bummer. Someone overfilled it and screwed up big time. I'd march right back down there...
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    Do exactly as LT suggested. The dealer needs to be held liable.


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    Yep, back the the dealer it goes. That is basic 101 of motorcycle set up.
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    And that's just where you can see it easily. Believe me, it's eaten off paint all the way down. I'd be asking for a different bike or a thousand dollar rebate!!!
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    Bike assembly at most dealers is an entry level job usually, with little if any supervision. Yup, do what the others have said and go back to the dealer. This will be a real test of the dealer's integrity. Let us know how this turns out.
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    Oh, and welcome to the forum!!
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    Update:
    I emailed them this morning. They replied with apologies and told me to bring it in. They will swap all affected parts with ones of the other one they have on showroom floor.

    I'm there now and the are currently pulling the exhaust.

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    Glad you and dealer are working things out. Pity the next poor shopper who gets offered the showroom model with all the acid dipped parts.
    I doubt they are changing the TW's frame & swing arm so any acid spilled there should be well washed and neutralized before much more corrosion occurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I doubt they are changing the TW's frame & swing arm so any acid spilled there should be well washed and neutralized before much more corrosion occurs.
    I washed, rinsed, sprayed and wiped down with WD40. Now will have a 50 mile round trip thru rain storms. Not sure what else I can do, but am open to suggestions

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