Welcome. The sad part about this is the sales staff not telling you about the location of the toolkit. Oh, sure you could have read it in the owners manual and all while at home after riding hours (because we don't read during riding time right? ha ha), but still, they should go over the bike a little better for us. I suppose they think we're all on the same experience level when it comes to these things and we're not. Have fun riding your new 2017 TW!Does anyone know if my brand new 2017tw was supposed to come with a tool kit?
Don't forget to be realistic about what you actually need, and what you'd actually use out on the trail. Something that's always worked good for me with ATVs and stuff is to use the tools you carry with you to do any repairs and maintenance. You'll get a real good idea of the stuff that's just taking up space and the stuff you actually need but aren't carrying.Thank you I didn't even know that panel came off. I know the tools are always cheap in those kits that's why I started setting up a tool roll that will stay with the bike
check out some of the sticky posts and do a search for 'tools', you can find some discussions we have had about what tools to carry. A lot depends on your riding. Some guys here carry a roll around worth of tools. One fellow I knew from Chicago, back in my BMW rally days, had a huge Harro tank bag, and the bottom half was full of tools . He could do a lot of work on the side of the road. But I would say a must carry is some kind of multi-tool, Leatherman or GerberThank you I didn't even know that panel came off. I know the tools are always cheap in those kits that's why I started setting up a tool roll that will stay with the bike
I didn't realize until getting my new bike home that I didn't get a user manual or tool kit on my brand new 2017 TW. Called the dealer and it took them several days to come up with a manual.Does anyone know if my brand new 2017tw was supposed to come with a tool kit?
and I give the kits away often but would never charge anything for them sad to say people think they need the "quality" kits you claim they arePlacerLode, perhaps you are doing a dis-service to your second hand TW purchasers by not including or offering the OEM toolkit so that new owners can at least begin with a JIS screwdriver, spark plug socket and a way of turning said socket before they damage anything. It is a challenge to bundle comparable quality replacement tools in the available place provided by Yamaha leaving your customers the option of either riding under-equiped or creating alternate tools and an alternate storage location. Some folks also like their TWs to be in a pristine, as new, condition.
If you offered said "absolute garbage" OEM toolkits for sale you might be surprised at the demand.