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Re: RT Fairing Screws

Hi Clive,

I have not (yet?) seen a ball head torx - just wondering if they exist.

Yeah, they are out there. I picked up a set on eBay. It's an eight piece set (T-15, T-20, T-25, T-27, T-30, T-40, T-45 and T-50) made by Lisle Tools (part #34100). I see there are a number of them currently on eBay. Here's one... <http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Automotive-Tools__Lisle-Tools-34100-Ball-Torx-Wrench-Set_W0QQitemZ250322324851QQadiZ2871QQadnZAutomotiveQ20ToolsQQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Automotive_Tools?_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116#ht_500wt_0 >

Humm...in searching for those, I see there are a couple of other interesting sets. Here's a little magnetic driver set which includes Torx Ball heads T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30, T40, T45 and T50. They look rather posh... <http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ball-Torx-Tools-New-BMW-VW-Volkswagen-Audi-Mercedes_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem120328272095QQitemZ120328272095QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools#ht_2390wt_0 >

There's also a set of "pivot" heads (T-25, T-27, T-30, T-40, T-45, T-50). They're made by Star-Pro and are kinda cool. This one ships worldwide... <http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PIVOT-HEAD-TORX-SET-FOR-BMW-1200-GS-F-800-650-HP2-RT-GT_W0QQitemZ290272800341QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081105?IMSfp=TL0811051110009r18999#ht_1275wt_0 >

The eBay seller is Adventure Designs. It's a great place to get various GS bits and pieces. Here are the pivot heads on AD's web site...

Take care.

'94 R1100RS

On Nov 8, 2008, at 8:36 PM, Clive Liddell wrote:

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the nice write up, saved here in case my eyes ever stray to a
1200RT :>) .

I have not (yet?) seen a ball head torx - just wondering if they exist. Although I seldom R&R my fairing I have been thoroughly spoilt by my 3mm ball head hex screwdrivers for this job. I don't use the ball head to do the final tightning "nip" or to start the screw out but for the rest they
are great.

Clive Liddell
South Africa