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Torx set
« on: 2014-07-27 11:56:06 »
Can anybody recommend a nice mini set of torx keys with a ratchet handle that is compact enough to pack away either under the seat or the storage compartment ?
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    Re: Torx set
    « Reply #1 on: 2014-07-27 17:27:39 »
    If you are in the UK, have you tried machinemart ?

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    « Reply #2 on: 2014-07-27 20:05:42 »
    Again if you are in the UK Halfords pro series 1/4" drive gear is very good for the money and quite compact.

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    Re: Torx set
    « Reply #3 on: 2014-07-28 14:10:28 »
    Yes am in the UK so will have to do more browsing :-)
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      Re: Torx set
      « Reply #4 on: 2015-01-04 17:43:11 »
      Okay standby for a dumb question is it only torx head will fit the 1200rt or will others. If only torx what sizes do I need. I am not a fetler but not afraid to remove cosmetic covers to clean the bike.

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        Re: Torx set
        « Reply #5 on: 2015-01-04 17:50:27 »
        I bought a nice set of "star" screwdrivers from Halfords on officer for £10. Not small enough for under the seat but great for the garage.

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          Re: Torx set
          « Reply #6 on: 2015-01-04 17:58:35 »
          « Last Edit: 2015-01-04 18:20:28 by stelyn »
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            Re: Torx set
            « Reply #7 on: 2015-01-05 13:14:32 »
            Silverline do a couple of Torx Socket Sets,

            T10 - T40 1/4" & 3/8" Drive, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Products/Mechanical%20Engineering/Specialist%20Socketry/763566

            T40 - T60 3/8" Drive, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Products/Mechanical%20Engineering/Specialist%20Socketry/580431

            plus a Double Head Ratchet Handle, 1/4" & 3/8" Drive, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Products/Mechanical%20Engineering/Socket%20Handles/675224

            It's surprising how few different sizes you need, all of which will fit in the standard BMW tool roll under the seat.

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              Re: Torx set
              « Reply #8 on: 2015-01-05 13:24:18 »
              Hi DaygloDavid.  out of interest, what Tools do you carry, regarded as essentials then ?


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                Re: Torx set
                « Reply #9 on: 2015-01-05 13:45:26 »
                I carry sufficient tools to remove plastics & wheels.

                From what I can remember, without getting the tool kit out as the bike is currently tucked away, the following:-

                Small Torx bits & Driver for plastics
                Torx bits (3/8" Socket Drive) for front caliper bolts, axle pinch bolt, exhaust clamp (T45) & rear wheel bolts (T50)
                3/8" Ratchet Wrench + short extension for rear wheel bolts
                Wheel Spindle key & 19mm Spanner

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                « Last Edit: 2015-01-05 14:32:39 by DaygloDavid »

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                  Re: Torx set
                  « Reply #10 on: 2015-01-05 13:56:46 »
                  I'd better add to my kit then,  there's a few  bits listed there I had not considered......thanks :-\
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                    Re: Torx set
                    « Reply #11 on: 2015-01-05 14:29:13 »
                    Just checked in the garage, out of this set, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Products/Mechanical%20Engineering/Specialist%20Socketry/580431,
                    I only have the T45 & T50 sizes in the bike tool kit, plus other small sizes for the plastics.

                    (The standard BMW tool kit has the T25 & T30 Torx keys, plus a screwdriver with reversible blade)

                    Extension Bar, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Products/Mechanical%20Engineering/Socket%20Handles/196508

                    19mm Spanner, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Products/Mechanical%20Engineering/Spanners/LS19

                    Front Wheel Spindle Key, http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo/539432/Workshop/Specialist-Tools/Motrax/Spindle-Key
                    « Last Edit: 2015-01-05 17:51:56 by DaygloDavid »

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                      Re: Torx set
                      « Reply #12 on: 2015-01-06 13:09:52 »
                      Contents of tool kit on bike:-

                      Screwdriver handle with 2 reversible blades, No.1 & No.2 star-head and 3/16" & 1/4" plain tips, plus adaptor for T20, T25 & T30 Torx bits,
                      T25 & T30 Torx wrench (standard BMW toolkit),
                      Motrax 19x24x22 front wheel axle tool + 19mm spanner,
                      T45 & T50 Torx socket 3/8" drive + 75mm 3/8" extension bar + 3/8" drive ratchet handle.

                      All fit into the tool roll under the seat.


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                        Re: Torx set
                        « Reply #13 on: 2015-01-06 17:33:23 »
                        The Clarke PRO199 3/8" Drive Extendable Ratchet from Machine Mart, looks like a nice tool to have, if it will fit into the tool roll.

                        https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/pro199



                        « Last Edit: 2015-01-06 17:36:29 by DaygloDavid »

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                          Re: Torx set
                          « Reply #14 on: 2015-01-07 12:42:14 »
                          Bought this from Machine Mart, Clarke PRO 39 8-Pce TX Tamper Proof Bit Set, not ratchet but a good selection of small Torx sizes.

                          https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/pro-39-8-pce-tx-tamper-proof-bit-set



                          If you are looking for a ratchet drive, here are a couple of options which can be used with the Torx bits from above.

                          Laser 4002 1/4" Drive Ratchet With Bit & Socket Adaptor
                          https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/laser-4002-14-drive-ratchet-with-bit-socke



                          13 Piece Offset Ratchet Screwdriver and Bit Set
                          https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/13-piece-offset-ratchet-screwdriver-and-bit-se

                          « Last Edit: 2015-01-07 13:45:22 by DaygloDavid »