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post #1 of 11 Old May 12th, 2018, 12:08 pm Thread Starter
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What freakin' size allen are they? Admittedly mine are boogered up by the PO, but 3.5mm isn't it, 4.0 is too big, 5/32 is just silly. I had to drill out three of them...these are gonna replaced soon.
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Re: Fairing fasteners

Pretty sure they are Torx. T20 if I remember.

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None of mine looked like torx, but they were pretty messed up.
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[QUOTE =Five69;1859497]What freakin' size allen are they? Admittedly mine are boogered up by the PO, but 3.5mm isn't it, 4.0 is too big, 5/32 is just silly. I had to drill out three of them...these are gonna replaced soon.<img src="http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/images/BMWLT_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise!" class="inlineimg" />[/QUOTE]

T25 if memory serves.

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Re: Fairing fasteners

Looks like a mix of T15 & T20 for a fairing side panel. There are 6-T20s along the bottom and rear. The 3-T15s reside within the turn signal (2) and the third on top, under the mirror.
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Thanks all! They were indeed T20. One side was almost unrecognizable, but I was able to get them off and back on without replacing but a few.
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Looks like a mix of T15 & T20 for a fairing side panel. There are 6-T20s along the bottom and rear. The 3-T15s reside within the turn signal (2) and the third on top, under the mirror.
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Someone must have replaced them with aftermarket. Mine are all T25 except two in the front fender which are T30. My turn signals are Philips for some reason and the cover behind the oddments box is Allen as are the other two front fender fasteners. I think the puddle lights may be Philips also.

Not sure why they didn't use Torx everywhere rather than mixing in Philips and Allen.

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I try to match all the fasteners to whatever the majority are. Torx etc. Sure simplifies tool needs. My k1200 GT are torx. My XChallenge are allen. I replaced the philips hanger bolt on the k's exhaust with a torx. The dealer replaced it with the stock philips???? Thought they were doing me a favor IO guess.
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Someone must have replaced them with aftermarket. Mine are all T20 except two in the front fender which are T25 which is why I had that size in memory having just replaced the front tire. My turn signals are Philips for some reason and the cover behind the oddments box is Allen as are the other two front fender fasteners. I think the puddle lights may be Philips also.

Not sure why they didn't use Torx everywhere rather than mixing in Philips and Allen.
All mine (and I bought it new) are T25 Torx except as noted on the little panel below the oddiments box 4 mm Allen and the turn signal and ground lights Philips. You maybe using one size too small.
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All mine (and I bought it new) are T25 Torx except as noted on the little panel below the oddiments box 4 mm Allen and the turn signal and ground lights Philips. You maybe using one size too small.
Ole Toad, a '99 vintage, agrees with John. Back in the day when Boerne, San Antonio, and Austin LT owners would gather for monthly tech sessions, someone bought a load of Stanley T25 drivers (62-439) and gifted 'em to attendees. Still have mine as part of ole Toad's flat storage tool set; many, many uses over 18 years of wrenching.
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Someone must have replaced them with aftermarket. Mine are all T25 except two in the front fender which are T30. My turn signals are Philips for some reason and the cover behind the oddments box is Allen as are the other two front fender fasteners. I think the puddle lights may be Philips also.

Not sure why they didn't use Torx everywhere rather than mixing in Philips and Allen.
Now that I look closer at the diagram I have for what fasteners go where, the "15" & "20" probably reference depth. Some are longer than others depending on the layers on material to fasten. Sorry for the confusion.
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