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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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What size, brand Torx to get?

I like to check the tightness of the bolts holding my bike together.

Does anyone know what Torx sizes are needed for the S1000RR?

I already have T30 and smaller.

Are all of T40 T45 T50 T55 and T60 needed?

Or larger?

I'd like to buy Made in USA but some Amazon reviews say Lisle breaks under low torque.
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I just went to depot husky makes a 12 piece set 20 bills best money i ever spent
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I know you will need a T40 and T45, I can't remember about the higher ones.

All in all I really dislike Torx. Make sure that whatever ones you buy that they have a lifetime guarantee. Because I can just about guarantee no matter what brand you buy they are going to break.

I got mine from Canadian Tire - their Mastercraft series and have returned two. I like them because they don't ask any questions or even for a receipt and there are stores everywhere, so if and when things break I just go get another one.

Yeah Husky also has a lifetime guarantee, I have some Husky tools and they are good, no complaints.

Mac or Snap on are better for sure but they are WAY more expensive and you will have to either send it back to them for replacement or track down the local rep to get a new one. Having said that it might be different where you live.

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You will need T50 and all the sizes below that down to T10. The torx system is excellent and gives better grip with less damage to fasteners and better engagement than hexagon fasteners. Problem is the availabilty of drivers but if you shop around you can get all you need in 1/4 or 3/8 square drive for less than 50 ($80US). Avoid cheap stuff which seems to be made of cholcolate.....
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make sure you get a 1/4" drive 45 or 50 (can't remember which) as there's a hole in the frame where a 1/2" drive won't fit. I believe it was to change the link out.
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Thanks for the quick and detailed replies. Here's a few selections from Amazon but I'll probably just go to depot

FYI, it appears the T40- T55 are often 3/8 drive with the T-60 1/2"

$20
T-10 through T-30 are 1/4" drive. T-40 through T-55 are 3/8" drive. T-60 is 1/2" drive
Amazon.com: Lisle 27200 Torx Bit Set: Home Improvement


$25 OTC 6100 12 Piece Standard TORX Socket Set
Kit includes 1 each 1/4 inch drive T10 T15 T20 T25 T27 T30 3/8 Drive T40 T45 T50 T55 and 1/2? drive T60

$17 Neiko 10071A Professional-Grade Torx Bit T-Socket Set, 13-Piece 8-60
Amazon.com: Neiko 10071A Professional-Grade Torx Bit T-Socket Set, 13-Piece: Home Improvement

$10 3 piece set includes T-40, T-45 and T-50 sizes for servicing disc brakes fitting GM and Ford brake caliper Torx bolts
Amazon.com: Lisle 27740 Brake Caliper Torx Bit Set: Home Improvement
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let me double check the drive size.. sorry, it's a 3/8" drive that's needed. 1/2" won't fit. I bought a Titan kit from Harbor Freight.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CFsQ8wIwAA

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this got complicated out of nowhere lol, let me make this easy husky set 20$ home depot gonna need 3/8" drive and 1/4" drive ratchets file this under d for done tools are like butt holes everyone has one they all do the same thing but some think their butt hole is better than someone elses just get what works best for your butt hole lmao hope this helps
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Currently, Sears has a sale on Craftsman tools. I just picked up a set of Torx T handles that include "side Torx" for about 1/2 price.
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Best I've found is the Wiha Torx drivers. They are German and fit the BMW Torx screws like a glove. They even have ball-end ones for the stubborn ones behind the front seat and screw-holding ones.

Wiha TORX Tools Index - Over 1000 Torx Items

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