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Offline steveharleyuk

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Torx set
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:17:15 AM »
Can anyone recommend a Torx set. One that enables you to get at the fiddly ones, i.e. the right lengths and sizes for different parts of the bike?

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 11:41:54 AM »
God knows how many Torx sets i’ve got trying to find  the Holy Grail but if I had to plump for one.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERGEN-Hex-Torx-Star-Spline-BIT-Socket-Set-3-8-1-2-dr-Long-Short-Reach/153140346104?hash=item23a7e03cf8:g:RJcAAOSw7PFbdB7a

To cover all the angles you need a 3/8 extension and a sliding T bar

Just ignore the 1/2” as I had pointed out to me a life time ago it’s for HGV’s  :001:
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 11:43:19 AM by Winger »

Offline Markymark11

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 12:04:31 PM »

Offline Loz

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 04:27:03 PM »
Just going to fit levers. Glad I read this post first, not got a torx bit small enough for the post screw. Just ordered one of the sets you recommended.
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Re: Torx set
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 04:52:56 PM »
And when you come to use the Torx make sure you have the right size the next size down will work until you put any pressure on it and then you will have a problem.

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 06:25:33 AM »
In the US, Harbor Freight is a great source of inexpensive tools of adequate quality.  I am not a professional mechanic so I don't need tools that lasts a life time of everyday use.  Well made tools for occasional use work great for me - Harbor Freight.

The prices are low enough that you can buy several varieties of torx for the price of one variety of professional quality set.

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 12:10:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Loz [+]
Just going to fit levers. Glad I read this post first, not got a torx bit small enough for the post screw. Just ordered one of the sets you recommended.

I got one from halfords for fitting the little switch on my new clutch lever and it worked a treat.

Offline PaulS1000XR

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 02:49:06 PM »
Try Halfords  :305:
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Re: Torx set
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 07:00:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
And when you come to use the Torx make sure you have the right size the next size down will work until you put any pressure on it and then you will have a problem.

Excellent advice Winger.  I hate Torx with a passion!  I wrecked a bolt on my KTM by not checking the size was correct. ALWAYS check with the next size up.

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Re: Torx set
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 07:44:07 AM »
But still a world better than allen keys or screws

 



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