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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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If you are in the UK, have you tried machinemart ?
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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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Yes am in the UK so will have to do more browsing :-)
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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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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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Picked this set up of Ebay, nice compact size and carried on the Bike,    Open Link to view;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bergen-Tools- ... 3a8598f00c

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Silverline do a couple of Torx Socket Sets,

T10 - T40 1/4" & 3/8" Drive, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Pr ... try/763566

T40 - T60 3/8" Drive, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Pr ... try/580431

plus a Double Head Ratchet Handle, 1/4" & 3/8" Drive, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Pr ... les/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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Hi DaygloDavid.  out of interest, what Tools do you carry, regarded as essentials then ?


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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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I'd better add to my kit then,  there's a few  bits listed there I had not considered......thanks :-\
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Just checked in the garage, out of this set, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Pr ... try/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/Pr ... les/196508

19mm Spanner, http://www.silverlinetools.com/en-GB/Pr ... nners/LS19

Front Wheel Spindle Key, http://www.mandp.co.uk/productinfo/5394 ... pindle-Key
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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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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/prod ... ils/pro199

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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/prod ... of-bit-set

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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/prod ... -bit-socke

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13 Piece Offset Ratchet Screwdriver and Bit Set
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/prod ... and-bit-se

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