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Old 1st November 2009
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Trying to change my transmission oil via Primary Chain Inspection Cover. Can't budge the allen head screws that hold it on. Tried electric drill with #3 allen head but it won't budge. Does anybody have any advice on how I can loosen theses screws?
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i had the same issue on mine when i tried to remove the cover after a ride. i let it cool down for a while and came off with no problems.
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They are NOT allen heads, you will strip them in a heart beat. They are either, #25 or #27 I forget which, Torx bit head. Do it cold and use a good firm pressure inwards as you slowly but firmly turn them out.
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They are number 27 torx heads if your back is new and hasnt been changed, so they could be allen heads
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They are NOT allen heads, you will strip them in a heart beat. They are either, #25 or #27 I forget which, Torx bit head.
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They are number 27 torx heads if your back is new and hasnt been changed
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They should be torx head bolts unless someone changed them to allen head bolts.
Are you all sure about this? Mine are 5/32" allen heads.

The screws on the the clutch inspection cover are T27 Torx, but the chain inspection cover has allen heads.

Mike, what year bike have you got?
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Are you all sure about this? Mine are 5/32" allen heads.

The screws on the the clutch inspection cover are T27 Torx, but the chain inspection cover has allen heads.

Mike, what year bike have you got?
Folkie is absolutely correct. Hey Folkie, if I remember right from another thread, Mike has an 06 xl1200r, which means your answer should still apply to his scoot as well. But, I don't know what he means by a "#3 allen head." Is that metric? Anyway, if those bolts are really stuck in there, a 5/32" allen socket on a breaker bar will work. Been there and done that on a friend's scoot...
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Are you all sure about this? Mine are 5/32" allen heads.

The screws on the the clutch inspection cover are T27 Torx, but the chain inspection cover has allen heads.

Mike, what year bike have you got?
Ya know what, I believe your correct.
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yup! Folkie is correct again.
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They should be torx head bolts unless someone changed them to allen head bolts.

Get yourself a hand impact driver.

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Whatever style they are, If you didn't put 'em in, they may have locktite on them.

What I would do is hold a soldering iron on the head of the bolt for a few minutes and they try and remove.

Do NOT put locktite back on them when you get them out.

Do you have the Factory Service Manual (FSM)? If not, get one and make sure to follow the torque values and sequences.
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