V-Twin Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
613 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What size torx is that on the back of the tank under the seat and on the straps that go over the seat? I think it may be a T40 but not sure. I need to go buy one tomorrow so I can get these off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
613 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks
I had one and it fell down in the battery area. I have not been able to find it yet. I hate these damn Torx fockers. I stripped one out already and had to do some fancy stuff to get that one out.

Where can I buy Chrome Allen head screws?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,584 Posts
Watch when using chrome bolts. You have to make sure that they are the correct grade. Harleys have a lot of grade 8 fasteners. Most chrome fasteners are not grade 8. Also corrosion is an issue. Chrome is going to rust quickly. Ever had your bike sit out in the rain for a brief period and then find the seat screw and dash screw rusted? Think about what is going on back where the threads are from a little moisture. I have chrome screws in my handlebar controls. They rust quickly and are hard to clean up. If you want some shine, why not polish the stainless fasteners?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,547 Posts
I thought that it was a 38???? Damn screw types, even the right size wrench never seems to work...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,406 Posts
cathari said:
FWIW, I have found that the torx set from harborfreight to be a handy set if you can accept an 'off shore package', and the only one this side of Snap-on that has the T27 size
Torx 3/8" sockets are available in any size you need for Harley from Sears tool catalog. Ones I have also have a removeable bit so you can replace it when necessary. NAPA sells bits with a lifetime warranty. You need mostly T25, T27, T40 and T45. Can't recall offhand any other sizes I've used on HD's but it's been a while since I wrenched on anything other than mine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,589 Posts
Torx

The sears craftsman torx work for most items. However the passanger foot pegs on a 03 softail need a T-50 and the craftsman comes with it but its not a long shank like you need. Snap on is the only one I have sen with the long shank torx sockets.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top