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yes under the side panel but they can forget to add them and they are so chincy I immediately take them out of all my TW's
 

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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
 

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Does anyone know if my brand new 2017tw was supposed to come with a tool kit?
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!
 

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That's a good one Admiral. When I bought my TW, 1995. I was looking for a used bike, my first one. I had no idea of prices so I first check out new prices. Some used are as much as new ones. I was calling around and the dealer said they had a 200 with 125 miles, though I was really looking for a 250. I went to check it out right before closing time. I bought it, writing them a check, the TW200 I still have. Funny part, I told them I had no way to get it home. The one worker lived near me and followed me home, pulled it out of his truck and took off. I only operated a minibike before. It's a good thing I had some mechanical knowledge. I found the choke, started it up and off I went. I found out the first day never downshift into first, the tire went sliding. The dealer had told me 0. I later also found out the helmet I bought from them was about 2 sizes to big. The dealers should really learn to evaluate their customers better to benefit all.
 

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Good story Ken. In my enthusiasm I would have ridden the bike home then later figured out how to retrieve the car. But then I am an excitable guy.
 

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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
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.
 

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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 Gerber
 

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Does anyone know if my brand new 2017tw was supposed to come with a tool kit?
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.

However, they're telling me the bike does not come with an OEM tool kit. That's really frustrating since I can easily locate it in the schematics.

I know it's just a cheap factory tool kit, and I will just use my own tool roll, but I think I'd kinda like to have it. For whatever reason, I always tend to think a little more of a used bike when all the original parts are there... including the tool kit.

What do you guys think? Should I push the dealer to get me the kit?
 

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I would too!
Promise the dealer you will file a very negative and honest report with the Better Business Bureau about their dishonesty as well as filing a complaint with Yamaha Motor Corp. Contact Us - Yamaha
 

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the tool kits are absolute garbage I throw them away on all my TW's I think it's a dis-service to stick people with them. Always build a proper tool kit it's only a few bucks to have a kit that will actually do the job in an emergency. Yes the dealer should include a kit but I think they actually did you a favor. If anything tell them you want cash back not the dumb tool kit lol
 

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PlacerLode, 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.
 

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PlacerLode, 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.
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 are
 

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I am another to suggest that some tool-kit items have value and should be saved. Though it was modded in a way that allowed me to us a tire-iron for added leverage, think the 19/22mm box wrench is a keeper. Works great on the oil drain cap as well, the front & real axle nuts, but only with the tire-iron extension. Will see if I can post a picture as all my Photobucket stuff is gone.
 

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I carried both factory and supplemental tools, per this thread, post 1.

http://tw200forum.com/forum/general-discussion/32745-2017-fasteners-supplemental-tool-kit.html

When I traded the TW on the Moto Guzzi, I let the tool kit go with it.
The Moto Guzzi had next to nothing and I had been looking for a couple open end wrenches, such as needed for securing the mirrors.
I traded it on the XT250, before completing the tool kit, even though I rode it distances to Utah and Arizona.

On the XT250, I carried the Yamaha tool kit and my socket set, etc.
When I traded it on the CB1100, I kept most of the Yamaha tools.
Under the seat of the Honda CB 1100 are 3 Yamaha open end wrenches, plus the socket set, etc...as well as a foot pump and Sean N Air.
I do like to be prepared.

Bottom line, yes, I'd push for the factory tool kit. Don't care much for the Yamaha screwdriver and combo pliers, but the wrenches are handy for adjustments.
 
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