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    Need the bolt size!!! F750GS

    I got my engine guards on Friday and was all excited to start installing them on my 750GS. Of course the first item to be removed isn't coming off due to the bolt being stuck. I know they have likely used Locktite on this thing. I already feel like its starting to strip. ?? Anyone kno
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaMtnGirl View Post
    I got my engine guards on Friday and was all excited to start installing them on my 750GS. Of course the first item to be removed isn't coming off due to the bolt being stuck. I know they have likely used Locktite on this thing. I already feel like its starting to strip. ?? Anyone kno
    On my bike it is a M6 bolt with a T-30 torx head. It came out without too much effort but there is evidence of blue locktite on the threads. Cant really put any heat on it with the plastic piece right under it.

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    I think you are referring to the “Torx” size? It looks like the same setup as my F800GS.
    I would make sure the tool fitment was “solid” and tap the tool while turning. You could spray some WD-40 in the area and let it soak in a bit.
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    Many times I have seen guys using one size too small torx, or an allen wrench in place of a torx. Make sure you are using the correct tool and size and it is in good condition. Wrong size, wrong tool or a worn out tool and a extra tight bolt is guaranteed to lead to failure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I think you are referring to the “Torx” size? It looks like the same setup as my F800GS.
    I would make sure the tool fitment was “solid” and tap the tool while turning. You could spray some WD-40 in the area and let it soak in a bit.
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    That worked perfectly! Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaMtnGirl View Post
    That worked perfectly! Thank you.
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