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Old 08-27-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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BMW GS1200 Handlebar bolt type

Can anyone identify the 'name' for this bolt? I need to find a proper ratchet set for this little booger to install my Rox bars

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ps - sorry for the XXXXL size, i'm bad at internet!

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Old 08-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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External or male Torx. Commonly found also on auto disc brake applications.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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Look for E sockets http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pc-Externa...item43ce906c39
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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External or male Torx. Commonly found also on auto disc brake applications.
ahh, so 'star thingy that sticks out' was wrong... hmm
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
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E-Torx, I bought a set at Sears.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:06 PM   #6
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E-Torx

FWIW, I changed these over to Socket Head Cap Screws (SHCS), in order to eliminate to carry this one special socket in my onboard tool kit. Did the same for the shifter lever pinch bolt. I think that eliminates the need for any E-torx sockets.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:22 PM   #7
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When you get it out chuck it in the trash. Replace it with a regular Torx so you can actually do something with it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
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You may need two sizes

Some bikes (mine, a 2012 GS) use two different sized E-Torx for the handlebars. My fading memory says they are a E-10 and E-12 female size
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #9
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External torx

If and when you install the Rox Risers, you may find an external torx sockets will no longer fit. If you have a set of 6-point (inch) box wrenches the 3/8" and 5/16" may prove handy.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:18 AM   #10
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I use 6 point metric sockets on those all the time and it works fine. The ones on the skid plate to be specific.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #11
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A 3/8, 5/16 and 1/4 inch 12 point fit them (all on the bike) perfectly...no need to buy special shit...
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:21 PM   #12
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Yep sorry I meant 12 point socket
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #13
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Sears or Harbor Freight will have these.
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