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  • &^%^&** Torx screws!

    Decided to change my primary lube yesterday. Got everything
    set up and removed the drain plug. Drained the old oil which
    I think was Syn 3. Went to remove the 4 torx screws that hold
    on my derby cover, got 3 out and the 4th one wouldn't budge.
    I've got a quality set of torx bits but the 27 never really felt that
    secure in any of the screws even though they came out.
    Everything I tried on the last one just made it worse. Finaly got
    a ball peen hammer and started hammering the end of the ratchet
    ever time I applied force. Finaly got it loose and got the cover off.
    I just went ahead and removed the inspection cover too while I was
    at it. I got it all back together and went for a test ride, with no leaks
    anywhere. I need to hit the local dealer today this morning before
    my ride and pick up a replaement torx screw and maybe a few extras at the same time.
    BTW, I put Redline Primary oil in. I'd seen some reccomendations for it, and they've been advertising the heck out of it in the Harley mags.
    My buddy at Cycle Gear told me he can hardly keep it in stock as the Harley guys keep buying it up. It definitely made the shifting quieter,
    and it felt smoother too. I'll report back in a couple of thousand miles with any changes, if it changes in longevity.
    Anyone else have a loose fitting size 27 torx in those screws????
    Regards Sonny
    2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
    Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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    When attacking any screws in aluminum,if they feel tight,I take a ballpeen hammer and a punch and rap the head of the screw/bolt headon about three or four times and they about come undone with Yer finngerz.
    Works most excellent on the tappet screen cap too.
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    • #3
      Yeah the old hammer thump works a lot of times. I've got a small strikable inpact wrench.....probably just should have used it
      first. Ended up going to the hardware store and getting a stainless torx screw instead of going to the dealer.. It will work forever,
      or untill I get to the dealer. I don't think they mention it in the factory manual, but I saw a video suggesting putting anti-seize on
      those screws. That ought to work too.
      Regards Sonny
      2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
      Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sonnyd View Post
        Yeah the old hammer thump works a lot of times. I've got a small strikable inpact wrench.....probably just should have used it
        first. Ended up going to the hardware store and getting a stainless torx screw instead of going to the dealer.. It will work forever,
        or untill I get to the dealer. I don't think they mention it in the factory manual, but I saw a video suggesting putting anti-seize on
        those screws. That ought to work too.
        Regards Sonny
        Definetely use some antiseize on them stainless screws other wise they seem to kinda peel threads and then they seize up so nothing will getemout.
        Ear Tag no. 00030

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        • #5
          Yeah we had one reem out On Monk's bike saturday,The Derby, had ta post pone the clutch adjustment.
          Herd #124
          Age 10 and holding
          Official Herd Poser

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          • #6
            Sonny, put a dab of Vasiline on the screw threads first, then screw in!

            Clean the holes out real good first, a round gun brush works best, then blow with comp. air!

            Vasiline will prevent oxidation and binding in the threads.
            OLD SKOOL BIKERS RULE, WE DO WHAT IT TAKES AND LIKE IT!!!
            With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Crocodile56 View Post
              Sonny, put a dab of Vasiline on yur weiner first, then screw in!

              Clean the holes out real good first, a round gun brush works best, then blow with comp. air!

              Vasiline will prevent oxidation and binding in the threads.
              fixed it
              THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
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              • #8
                Hey Vlade, I dare you to do something like that in the Octoberfest Gestapo Bike of the Month Thread. You'll get shunned, weiner and all!
                H1E2R8D

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                • #9
                  I've changed every torx out I can find for allen head bolts.....there are bolt kits at most of the independant shops for this...Nice looking chrome stuff...and on Ebay too....FYI...I run Mobil 1 20W-50 for V-Twins in my primary and my motor.....and 75W-140 Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil in my trans.....motor runs cooler, less noise and heat "crackdown" on shutdown....trans shifts smoother too.on the shelf at Autozone.....easy to get....
                  Lee....... If ya ain't the lead dog... the view never changes....

                  Can weld anything but a broken heart

                  ......It's a rebar thing.....
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                  • #10
                    Have not tried Redline, use Amsoil in all holes.
                    Those who say it can't be done should get in the way of those doing it.
                    Patriot Guard Riders # 209,359
                    Official HERD Member #00139

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                    • #11
                      Article In the latest AIM says Mobil 1 Is the best for HD's
                      an It's at Walmart,,,Lots of Hot chicks there also,,,,NOT
                      Herd #124
                      Age 10 and holding
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                      • #12
                        Tryin' Royal Purple this time down there... I was impressed by how little the adjuster shoe was worn in the ad. Got about 2K on it since the change. Seems good so far.


                        I'm too easy!
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                        (Ask anybody)

                        MONK
                        Crocified '07 XL1200C
                        Herd #34

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm really liking the Redline!! The shifting is slicker then snot, and it's a lot quieter. Went on a ride
                          yesterday, and we ran about wide open for 10 miles and in the 90mph range for about 20. Sure was fun, and everything was great.

                          Monk, I've been using Royal Purple in my car and other bikes for several years,.......It's good stuff!!!!

                          Regards Sonny
                          2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                          Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                          • #14
                            Sonny, I use the Redline Primary also and noticed the same!! I also use the Redline transmission fluid and makes a world of difference from using syn3!!!
                            OFFICIAL HERD MEMBER #83
                            2014 FLHXS
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BrianS View Post
                              Sonny, I use the Redline Primary also and noticed the same!! I also use the Redline transmission fluid and makes a world of difference from using syn3!!!
                              It's amazing isn't it!!! I went riding again this afternoon, and I swear the CLUNK is gone! Feels like I'm riding a Japanese bike that you can just "snick" into gear. I see why it's getting so
                              much good press.
                              Regards Sonny
                              2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                              Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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