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03-23-2019 11:39 PM
rlaf75 I had that happen too. I replaced the torx screws with Allen head screws and haven't had any problems since.
03-20-2019 05:12 PM
Chrisg81983
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Originally Posted by MightyWhitey View Post
Old mechanic trick. Thumbs up Chris. Where ya been Pal? Oops, derailing another thread. Ill shoot you a text.
You know it. My father tought me that trick years ago, and it works every time. Anyway hit me up.....
03-20-2019 02:20 PM
MightyWhitey
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Originally Posted by Chrisg81983 View Post
That's what I'm saying..Dont waste money on cheap hardware.

Here is a little trick for people using stock bolts in primary cover. Before you try loosening them take a T-27 bit and put on an extension. Then with the bit and extension positioned correctly tap with a hammer a few times. This slight shock will help free up the bolts. I have been doing this for years and never had a issue getting them out.
Old mechanic trick. Thumbs up Chris. Where ya been Pal? Oops, derailing another thread. Ill shoot you a text.
03-20-2019 11:27 AM
Stoic Joker
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Originally Posted by Road dawg View Post
but I like the sound of the Allen head bolts someone spoke of , I wonder where ya found those going to switch to those this year.
I got them at a True Value hardware store in a shopping center a few miles for my house - total life saver for those Sunday afternoon projects. I virtually never get bolts from HD anymore, as TV has a great selection stainless, chrome, grade 8, etc.


It looks Mom & Pop from the outside with all the flower pots and yard windmills ... But damn they stock hardware like a Tractor Supply.
03-20-2019 09:33 AM
Road dawg I always use my torque wrench on these with dab of blue loctite and never an issue but my buddy stripped his with a T25 , but I like the sound of the Allen head bolts someone spoke of , I wonder where ya found those going to switch to those this year.
03-20-2019 08:41 AM
rideon I always use never seize on the bolts and just a little tighter than snug, never a problem.
03-20-2019 08:31 AM
Chrisg81983
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Originally Posted by MightyWhitey View Post
Polished Stainless ARP 12 point look real nice on the derby. Actually they look nice as a replacement for every other bolt on the bike too.
That's what I'm saying..Dont waste money on cheap hardware.

Here is a little trick for people using stock bolts in primary cover. Before you try loosening them take a T-27 bit and put on an extension. Then with the bit and extension positioned correctly tap with a hammer a few times. This slight shock will help free up the bolts. I have been doing this for years and never had a issue getting them out.
03-19-2019 08:11 PM
r_einan The first time out they are ALWAYS hard to remove, as they are factory coated with loctite. The gold colored 3/8 drive snap-on t27 is a good buy for this purpose. Though a hand impact driver can come in handy. Also why a set of 4 flute screw removers is handy to keep in the tool box.
03-19-2019 06:35 AM
S.curtis Good information thanks for the share
03-18-2019 09:03 PM
eddienelson
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Originally Posted by Thermodyne View Post
The screws are T27. Most Torx sets have a T25 and no T27. The T25 will fit in the opening, but is actually a little small. They tend to round out on screws that are just a little snug.
BAM! What he said ^^^ Striped 2 out using a 25 before realizing it was a 27. Also leave the mushroom tea alone before doing any work on your bike. Don't ask any questions just take my word on it...
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