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    Torx sizes to carry on my 2011 RT

    Fortunately I had a T25 along for the 3 week tour, but then I realized I don't have any other torx bits in my tool bag.

    What sizes torx are needed on the above motorcycle? Do people buy a kit of them, and if so, recommendations would be great.
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    Buy a kit, figure out (other than T30 and T25) what’s needed to be carried, eg. rear wheel removal, etc. You may also need a female torx for something like adjusting a shifter on some bikes. When you get down to it, you may end up just carrying the complete kit.

    Going over the bike to see what torx heads are needed may even show you where BMW uses the occasional Allen head bolt. They do this to make sure we’re awake.

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    I splurged and bought the bmw service kit to replace the one my op held back from my purchase and gave to his son for his gs. Way overpriced for what it is but it’s pretty useful for how small it is.
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    Here's the sizes that I carry: T20, 25, 27, 30, 40, 45, 50 (the 50 should be pretty stout to get the rear wheel off)

    You'll need an adapter to get the front front wheel off.

    https://touratech-usa.com/Store/Cruz...t-for-BMW-RTB1


    A walk around your specific bike may be helpful (accessories generally seems to use hex instead of torx). You may want to look through the Hexhead/Camhead library and note all the tools that you could use for a roadside repair at your comfort level:
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    Thanks for the replies members, very helpful
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    One thing I do is initially begin any maintenance or repair using the kit I carry and sometimes I find a new item to add.
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    Cruz Tools has a great tool for the rear wheel.

    https://cruztools.com/product/t50-to...w-motorcycles/
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Cruz Tools has a great tool for the rear wheel.

    https://cruztools.com/product/t50-to...w-motorcycles/
    A T50 socket also works well if you have a ratchet or flex bar.
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