Author Topic: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty  (Read 10311 times)

Offline punkynlew1

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Good news for many older C14 owners. Searched online and found a Kawi document saying the tpms batteries "are rated for 5 years." I just called and varified this with a Kawi customer service rep and he said, "Take your '08 C14 to a dealer and if he says no (one had already said no), tell him to call us and we'll straighten him out." So, if you need tires, it's a good time to get free installation on those too, since they must be removed in order to install new tpms'.

Kawi document: K-TECH NEWS, vol. 20, issue 2 2007, pg. 12, para. 2.   
Google "K-TECH NEWS, vol. 20, issue 2 2007" and it will be the top of the page link to a PDF Adobe document.  For those computer challenged an easy link is attached.  Lew

« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 06:33:43 am by punkynlew1 »

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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 03:23:42 pm »
Can you post up the document or a link?
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 03:31:55 pm »
I posted that last year, when I had my first one replaced the dealer told me the battery in the unit had a 5 year warranty on them.

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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 04:45:27 pm »
Can you post up the document or a link?

See edit in OP.  Lew

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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 08:18:08 pm »
Thanks Lew
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 09:13:46 pm »
Dealer had better not give me any crap, cause I am gonna shove that 5 year warranty in their face! >:(
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 04:59:14 am »
Now, now, Mr. Poke.  Don't get yer knickers in a twist before you take it in...  Save it for the actual confrontation.
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 05:05:21 am »
Can you post up the document or a link?

See edit in OP.  Lew

I'm not seeing a link or the document in the OP.
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 05:10:38 am »
The Kawi tech letter or the 5 year thingy?  The 5 year battery statement is in the owner's manual.  Ok, I take back the owner's manual statement.  Can't find it, but I've read it somewhere as well.  In search mode...

Ok, found it in the Kwak 2008 design factoid....which is also linked to in our C14 General Facts thread in the C14 Wiki area.  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=93.0

http://www.kawasaki.com/Content/pdfs/products/concours_QandA.pdf
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 05:14:20 am »
The tech letter.
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 06:35:18 am »
I'm not seeing a link or the document in the OP.

Look again.  Lew

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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 09:08:14 am »
http://www.kawasaki.com/Content/pdfs/products/concours_QandA.pdf


HEHEHEH
 I found this quite humerous in that "factiod" sheet from the "design team"....
Q: Are the front and rear brakes linked?
A: No. For sport touring bikes, brakes that
can be used independently front and rear on
winding roads are part of the fun. Our view
is current Linked Brake Systems tend to
remove this fun factor – the underlying
principle of the C14.

I guess they decided the 2010 owners needed LESS FUN FACTOR

 :rotflmao:

I also don't think the O/P's tech paper holds any credence if handed to a dealerships tech people, that are'nt willing to comply, But I do suggest being adament about them replacing the TPS parts, right up till the last minute....(I say this tongue in cheek, because I know mine needs to be replaced this year...... :stirpot: :thumbs:   )

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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 09:10:12 am »
HEHEHEH
 I found this quite humerous in that "factiod" sheet from the "design team"....
Q: Are the front and rear brakes linked?
A: No. For sport touring bikes, brakes that
can be used independently front and rear on
winding roads are part of the fun. Our view
is current Linked Brake Systems tend to
remove this fun factor – the underlying
principle of the C14.

I guess they decided the 2010 owners needed LESS FUN FACTOR

 :rotflmao:

I also don't think the O/P's tech paper holds any credence if handed to a dealerships tech people, that are'nt willing to comply, But I do suggest being adament about them replacing the TPS parts, right up till the last minute....(I say this tongue in cheek, because I know mine needs to be replaced this year...... :stirpot: :thumbs:   )

So not only are the newer bikes slower, they're less fun as well?    :stirpot:
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 09:17:28 am »
Seems that way, doesn't it?
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Re: Free tpms (w/dead batteries) replacement even w/expired 3 yr warranty
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 10:34:36 am »
Now, now, Mr. Poke.  Don't get yer knickers in a twist before you take it in...  Save it for the actual confrontation.

I will have you know that I don't wear knickers!!!!
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