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Offline moggi1964

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ABS sensor screw
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:28:18 AM »
Simple question: the screw that holds the ABS sensor on the front brake is a simple allen key type, correct?

Damn thing is so tight and soft, the allen key is slipping and the screw is not moving. Tried different keys from different sets but none get a grip. Plan was to remove the fork this weekend and I'm held up by a cheap screw  :157:

Any suggestions?
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Re: ABS sensor screw
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 10:45:42 AM »
Its A Torx bit. :038:
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Re: ABS sensor screw
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 10:51:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jaeger [+]
Its A Torx bit. :038:
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Bollocks! Haven't got any Torx (never got around to buying them as I don't do any of my own maintenance usually).

Looks like I'm getting some  :015:
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Re: ABS sensor screw
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 01:36:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
the allen key is slipping and the screw is not moving.

*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
Bollocks! Haven't got any Torx (never got around to buying them as I don't do any of my own maintenance usually).

Looks like I'm getting some  :015:

You might need a new screw too  :157:
I often replace torx fixings with s/steel allen caps ones from a good hardware store. Makes life simpler in the future  :164:

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Now I need a front axle spindle removal tool
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 04:50:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
You might need a new screw too  :157:
I often replace torx fixings with s/steel allen caps ones from a good hardware store. Makes life simpler in the future  :164:
That sounds like a good plan.

Seems I now need a front axle spindle removal tool  :033:

Found one on Amazon, it'll be here tomorrow. 4 in 1 with a 17mm option.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 05:20:15 PM by moggi1964 »
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Re: ABS sensor screw
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 04:11:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
You might need a new screw too  :157:
I often replace torx fixings with s/steel allen caps ones from a good hardware store. Makes life simpler in the future  :164:

Got some screws and bolts coming from Pro-Bolt.

Really helpful people  :028:
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