What Size Torx Needed?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Shifter, May 8, 2011.

  1. Shifter

    Shifter Active Member

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    Shifter Active Member

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    It's probably is the same bolt for most all the softtails from 2000-2005, if anyone knows. I have a 2000 Fatboy and just used a 2004 year schematic for reference, if that helps out anyone that can check their ride for me.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Not familiar with your particular part but I know the size 27 is a popular size on the touring bikes and some sets dont include it. I have a Craftsman set that does. Hope this helps.

    Bodeen
     
  4. Shifter

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    Yeah...I have mostly Craftsman tools. It seems the T40 is too small and the T45 is too big. I didn't see any sizes between there, unless there are metric torx's now? May need to make a Sears stop tomorrow....
     
  5. TripleJ

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    As far as I know no one has introduced a new torx size between T40 and T45.

    Any chance someone has replaced that bolt with an allen head bolt? If not and the torx bolt is somewhat worn, I have used allen sockets to remove worn torx bolts etc. with some luck and it may be worth a try if you can find an allen socket to fit tightly.
     
  6. Shifter

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    Yeah, I've been trying that too, without much luck. Vise grips haven't worked either. Not enough room to get a good bite that'll hold. I'll get it though. I didn't think there was anything between T40-45. Thanks.
     
  7. Shifter

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    Sometimes it just pays to walk away and take a break. After the last post I made I went down to the garage and got a T45 and hammered it into the bolt head and finally got the thing out. Thanks for everyones input. It helped!:)
     
  8. Dr.Evil

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    I had to hit mine with a chisel and hammer to break it lose and then use the sloppy T40 to remove it.
     
  9. TripleJ

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    Sometimes nothing beats a good hammer :D
     
  10. Gopher Rancher

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    Except sometimes a BIGGER hammer!:cheers