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    Torx bit size SLX crank?

    Anyone know which size torx is needed to remove the arm on a SLX crank? My local stores don't have any big enough... Want to order it online.
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    It usually will say on the bolt itself. But the ones I have seen are usually t30. If all else fails call Shimano...

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    Home depot sells a set of torx bits for your socket wrench. these have covered most things I've worked on(bikes and cars). You'll end up needing more then one size sooner or later anyway.

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    As you said
    to remove the arm on a SLX crank
    I assume you're talking about the black plastic pre-load nut on the non-drive side, not the chainring bolts. If so, you can get the special tool from any bike store for a couple of bucks, or search online for "Shimano TL-FC16"...

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    It's deliberately made of plastic, and without any spanner/socket interface, so you can't over-tighten the nut and ruin the BB bearings. It should only be done up finger tight, or 1Nm if you want to get technical and have a torque wrench that goes that low

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerthMTB View Post
    As you said I assume you're talking about the black plastic pre-load nut on the non-drive side, not the chainring bolts. If so, you can get the special tool from any bike store for a couple of bucks, or search online for "Shimano TL-FC16"...

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    It's deliberately made of plastic, and without any spanner/socket interface, so you can't over-tighten the nut and ruin the BB bearings. It should only be done up finger tight, or 1Nm if you want to get technical and have a torque wrench that goes that low
    duhhhh!!!! that's what i get for trying to post while half asleep lol

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    Torx bit size SLX crank?

    Quote Originally Posted by PerthMTB View Post
    As you said I assume you're talking about the black plastic pre-load nut on the non-drive side, not the chainring bolts. If so, you can get the special tool from any bike store for a couple of bucks, or search online for "Shimano TL-FC16"...

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    It's deliberately made of plastic, and without any spanner/socket interface, so you can't over-tighten the nut and ruin the BB bearings. It should only be done up finger tight, or 1Nm if you want to get technical and have a torque wrench that goes that low
    Thank you!
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    A lot of the time you can get them out with a pair of snap ring pliers or needle nose. Like Perth said they're not that tight so if you're in a pinch you can get them off with a variety of things.

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