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Old 03-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Torx box wrench

Other than the shift lever and the handlebars, are there any other bolts on a 2009 F800GS requiring a torx box wrench?

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thanks! I am reassembling my tool roll, and I was haunted by a foggy memory of three E-torx locations.

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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Question ?

And where would a mere mortal find these mythical box end wrenches of which you speak?

Perhaps a local Box store or the famed Chicago catalog company of Sears& Roebuck, or a specialty tool suppler such as Cornwall, Snap-on, Blackhawk or Mac?

Inquiring minds wont to know,( actually I'm too lazy to drive all over town)
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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And where would a mere mortal find these mythical box end wrenches of which you speak?

Perhaps a local Box store or the famed Chicago catalog company of Sears& Roebuck, or a specialty tool suppler such as Cornwall, Snap-on, Blackhawk or Mac?

Inquiring minds wont to know,( actually I'm too lazy to drive all over town)
I just use a 12 PT socket.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:07 PM   #6
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Hell, I couldn't remember what they were called, so I put "E-8 E-10 E-12" in Google, and up came "torx box wrench," so that's what I used to describe the bolts. Anyway, I posed the same question in the boxerGS forum because I move the same tool roll between my F800GS and my R1200R. My question has caused more anxiety over there, and someone posted a photo of actual torx box wrenches, so check it out. (I have sockets.)

Thanks, all.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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I got a set of GearWrench Etorx sockets.
For those that are not tool junkies looking for a fix, use a metric 12pt they're alot easier to find.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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some where on this site there is a complete list of tools needed for the F800s

I dug thru my tools to find some and went to sears to find the rest. cost me about $60.

You can spend a lot more if you buy custom sets from several m/c suppliers.

The $60 has proven very worht while....I have never had to use it on the road! Money well spent!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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Craftsman has some really neat box end wrenches. They work on any type of head, from hex to torx. They also have sockets that do the same.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #10
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Who makes the best metric crescent wrench? We should have one of those too.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:07 PM   #11
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #12
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I picked up the E10 and E12 Torx Sockets at Autozone, I think I spent 10 bucks on a 4 pack with 2 other sizes I will never use. Hope that helps someone
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:20 AM   #13
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Who makes the best metric crescent wrench? We should have one of those too.
Snap On, they have left handed titanium screwdrivers too.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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Not sure if you're joking or serious with your question...

It's kinda like asking for a metric Vice-Grip. A "crescent" wrench (do a Google search) is an ADJUSTABLE wrench, so metric or imperial makes no difference at all. You just uh, ADJUST it to the correct size to fit your bolt.

But it would be great fun to do a candid camera prank on an unsuspecting clerk at a tool counter. :)



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Old 03-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #15
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Okay, ya got me! :)

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