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Old 28th July 2005
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Question Torx size for 2005 XL1200R shocks?

Does anyone know what size Torx wrench is needed for the removal of shocks on a 2005 XL1200R? I'm swapping out for the 1200S shocks - woohoo!

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Your shop manual will tell you - I don't have mine handy right now.

Wasn't that you that got a pair for $100? They're going for near $400 recently. Yow!
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bubbahog,

I WISH I had gotten them for $100.00! You must be thinking of some other REALLY lucky poster!

I don't have a shop manual, which is why I posted the question about the size of the Torx wrench for the 2005 XL1200R shocks - can anyone help me on this?

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When I did the progressive swap out on my 05 1200C it was with a T50 bit.
Hope this helps....
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Be SURE to use the BIGGEST bit that will fit!!! Otherwise you'll strip it...
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Be SURE to use the BIGGEST bit that will fit!!! Otherwise you'll strip it...
daesdaemar,

Thanks for the tip!

Real nice lookin' scoot you got there!

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When I did the progressive swap out on my 05 1200C it was with a T50 bit.
Hope this helps....
It's a T50 on my '04 883C as well.
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T50 on an '05 883C too. And the manual does NOT list the size.
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T50 on a basic XL883 as well... sounds like we have a quorum.
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Many thanks to all who responded to my question on the Torx wrench size for the shocks on my 2005 XL1200R. It indeed is a T-50 , and I just got back from Home Depot where I bought a 7-piece 3/8"-drive set of Torx wrenches for $13.00 - the largest being the T-50!

Again, many thanks for all your input and each of your replies!

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