You need both 5 and 7 MM allen wrenches for most TW bolts. If you use the wrong size or the American Inch sizes that do not fit tight you will destroy the head and have more problems. I highly recommend that anyone who works on MCs buys an Impact driver. These use both Allen head bits as well as regular sockets but they require a hammer for the initial breaking free of the bolt. It will save you much stress and aggravation in the long run.
Harbor Frieght is your friend for hex or the now commoner torx head screws. Phippilps screws work out better with a JIS type screwdriver. Be cautious with old time hammer impact drivers on Phillips , you turn your screws into "single use only" quite easily which is counter productive. I have found the 1/4 drive impact drivers (battery powered) to be cats meow on any screw (with proper driver) and much more controllable than a hammer type. These days the two are price comparable even. If your doing wood work etc the impact feature removes screws you'd think we're not remove able. Plus drive into spots normally hard without stripping the head. Gotta love technology. Have to hunt some for JIS screwdrivers/tips.
These flex head puppies will allow you to use a torque wrench on the cylinder upon re-assembly; then are useful for intake manifold and valve cover bolts as well as bolts for passenger foot pegs or cycle-rack.
I don't think I have that particular brand, found the first convenient link to post the picture for an example. Not sure what brand I have, the name has been rubbed off the plastic holder long ago. Probably an el cheapo HB set.
Hmm. I took a closer look at my bike and I see that I won't need the long tool if the head is pulled first. Thanks again for the "collective wisdom." Anything I don't have is a three miles away at a wonderful pawn shop with literally several bushels of wrenches, excellent prices, and sold by a real gentleman. Saturdays his mother in her mid- 80s
brings in a frosted cake she baked herself to hand out to customers!
Brand new, still in the box. White. Bought this year.
Regrettably, no longer need it since the bike is gone. These are are now $200+ from Just Gas Tanks.
$150 + shipping. Already boxed (from Just Gas Tanks), so no packing cost.
Hi all it's been a while since I posted any info on the TW225 Big Bore Extension shafts and there has been greatly renewed interest lately probably due to all the great big bore engine swap write ups here on the forum!
I have plenty of these available and the current price is $259 delivered in...
Hi, For my 89 I need a kickstarter (actually only need the knuckle section but the whole thing is fine). I also need the side covers (left and right) any colour is fine. Would need to be posted to Australia if not too expensive! Thanks Peter