Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 00:54:56 +0000
From: Charles Christacopoulos <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: C900 front rotor screw size?


Dexter J wrote: > Salutations: > > On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:53:13 -0500, Fred W > <Fred.Willsnospammyrealbox.com> wrote: > >> Dave Hinz wrote: >> >>> A friend of mine just bought an '86 900, and it needs front rotors. >>> Those >>> are on order, but I remember there's a torx-head screw holding the rotor >>> to the hub. Does anyone know what size torx bit he needs for that? >>> >>> Dave Hinz >> >> >> Dave, >> >> Does it really matter? I mean, what your friend should probably be >> sizing is the drill bit he will need to drill off the head of the torx >> screw. It seems that every one I have come across, the screw material >> is so soft that the torx head strip out before the screw breaks >> loose, even after liberal application of PB Blaster. ...and NO! Do >> not heat that sucker with a torch. >> >> -Fred W > > > Hey brother Fred. > > While I forget the size too, the trick to that particular bolt is a > first aid kit, patience and an old fashioned manual impact screw driver > with a fresh torx head. Yup spot on ... on my 900 I then replaced with cheap soft straight slot screws (bolts) ... more surface area to grip next time. And on the present 9000 I have replaced the damn thing with a shawn off locating pin so it can come out with a 10mm spanner. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply. Work: http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/ Hobby: http://www.egothor.org/

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